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Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, Martin Maldonado win Defensive Player of the Year awards

By in Press Enterprise on November 11, 2017

By Jeff Fletcher

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Martin Maldonado won the Defensive Player of the Year awards at their positions on Friday, adding to the Gold Gloves they won earlier this week.

The Defensive Player of the Year is given by Wilson, with one major-league wide winner at each position. The Rawlings Gold Gloves are split by leagues.

Simmons has won the Defensive Player of the Year four times. This is Maldonado’s first.

The Wilson awards are determined by a statistical formula and data logged by Inside Edge, a scouting service.

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