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Cardinals OF Jason Heyward wins Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award


Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward finished a sweep of baseball's most distinguished defensive honors on Wednesday, taking the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award as the game's top right fielder. reports this marks the second straight season in which Heyward has won the award, which is presented to one player from each position leaguewide.

Heyward also won the Fielding Bible Award last week and the Rawlings Gold Glove honor, which he took home on Tuesday.

Wilson, which established this award in 2012, considers various defensive metrics in determining the nine individual and one team winners.

That formula includes Defensive WAR (25 percent), Defensive Runs Saved (25 percent), Inside Edge Fielding ratings (20 percent), Inside Edge Arm ratings (20 percent) and Fielding Percentage (10 percent).

Heyward led all right fielders with 22 Defensive Runs Saved, and the competition wasn't even close.

The Mets' Curtis Granderson, with 11 DRS, ranked second.

Heyward's Defensive WAR was also the highest among all right fielders.

Since 2013, Heyward has tallied 69 DRS, more than double all other Major League right fielders.

Heyward started 136 of his 144 games in right field, tallying nine assists and throwing out three runners at home, including two over the final month of the season.

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