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Wilson Snubs Andrelton Simmons as National League Defensive Player of the Year

November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
By Cody Fields

To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Andrelton Simmons wasn't presented with the Wilson National League Player of the Year, losing out to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra.

His stat of 41 defensive runs saved is a record since it started being tracked in 2003, but Parra won out based on a mathematical formula used by Wilson.

That formula includes DRS (25 percent), Defensive Wins Above Replacement (25 percent), Inside Edge's Fielding Range (20 percent), Inside Edge's Arm Accuracy (20 percent) and Fielding Percentage (10 percent).

Simmons already won the Gold Glove last week, and he can still win the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award in December.


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Tags: Andrelton Simmons, Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Gerardo Parra, MLB

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