MLB Network Press Release
Defensive Player of the Year Award winners to be unveiled tonight on MLB Network
Award Winners Include Best Defensive Player on Each Club, Plus Best Defensive Player and Best Defensive Team in AL and NL
Secaucus, N.J., November 7, 2013 - Looking at impressive fielding performances from teams to individual players, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards will be announced tonight at 6:00 p.m. ET exclusively on MLB Network.
Hosted by MLB Network's Brian Kenny with appearances from analysts Jerry Manuel, Dan Plesac and Harold Reynolds, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards will name the best defensive player on each MLB club, as well as the best defensive player and the best defensive team in the American and National Leagues.
Founded in 2012, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners are determined by using a formula that balances scouting information, sabermetric analysis and basic fielding statistics. As announced last year on MLB Network, outfielders Mike Trout and Michael Bourn were each named the inaugural Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in their respective leagues, while the Atlanta Braves were the first to be named as the Wilson Defensive Team of the Year.