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Brother Rice's DJ LeMahieu wins third MLB defensive player of the year award at 2B

Posted: 8:51 PM, Nov 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 01:52:06Z
Brother Rice's DJ LeMahieu wins third MLB defensive player of the year award at 2B

DJ LeMahieu picked up his second big defensive award in the last four days.

He was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at second base for the 2018 season.

LeMahieu, a Brother Rice graduate, captured the award for the third time. The Rockies second baseman also won his third career Gold Glove this week.

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year awards are MLB-wide honors. Gold Glove awards are league-specific.

Here's more from MLB.com on the Wilson awards:

The awards, given to the top defensive player at each position across both the National League and the American League, are determined using a formula that accounts for traditional defensive stats and advanced metrics as well as data from the scouting service Inside Edge.

LeMahieu, 30, is a free agent after leading the Rockies to a Wild Card win over the Cubs.

MLB.com's Chad Thornburg wrote the following on LeMahieu:

Despite missing time with three trips to the disabled list, LeMahieu had a career-best 18 Defensive Runs Saved this season and earned his third defensive honor. LeMahieu, now a free agent, also led all NL players in SABR's Defensive Index at 19.5.