Rizzo named Defensive Player of the Year at 1B


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Rizzo named Defensive Player of the Year at 1B

Chicago Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo picked up another prestigious award on Friday night as he was named Defensive Player of the Year at first base. He was ranked first at his position in DRS (11), dWAR (0.2) and assists (125).

He was already named to the Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award earlier in the week.

Rizzo batted .292 with 43 doubles, 32 homers, and 109 RBIs on the season.

Here is the complete list of winners:

First base: Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Second base: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox

Third base: Nolan Arenado, Rockies

Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants

Left field: Brett Gardner, Yankees

Center field: Kevin Kiermaier, Rays

Right field: Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Pitcher: Zack Greinke, D-backs

Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants

Defensive Team of the Year: Giants

Overall 2016 Defensive Player of the Year: Betts

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