Dodgers’ Mookie Betts, Kiké Hernandez win Fielding Bible Awards – Press Enterprise

Fresh off their World Series victory, the Dodgers’ Mookie Betts and Kiké Hernández have been named two of baseball’s best defensive players with Fielding Bible Awards from Baseball Info Solutions.

A panel of 12 sabermetrically-inclined analysts named one winner at each defensive position, plus a mutli-position winner, in their annual award announcement on Thursday.

Betts, acquired from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade last winter, was the right field award winner for the fourth time in five seasons. Betts’ four Fielding Bible Awards pass Ichiro Suzuki and Jason Heyward for the most won by a right fielder since the awards began in 2006.

Betts extended his streak of seasons with at least 10 runs saved at an outfield position to six (one season in center field and the last five in right field). He led in the range and positioning component of runs saved in right field, rating above average at getting outs on balls hit to both the shallowest and deepest parts of the ballpark.

The versatile Hernández, a first-time award winner, was the multi-position choice. He saved an MLB-high nine runs at second base, made three starts in right field, three starts in center field, two starts in left field, two starts at shortstop and played seven innings at first base. He is arguably the Dodgers’ best defensive player at several positions and helped the team to the best regular-season record in the majors.

The panelists used a five-player ballot on a one-through-five points system based on their defensive abilities.

Betts and Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger are among the finalists for National League Gold Glove awards, which will be announced on Tuesday.

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The full list of Fielding Bible Award winners:

1B – Matt Olson (Oakland)

2B – Kolten Wong (St. Louis)

SS – Javy Báez (Chicago Cus)

3B – Nolan Arenado (Colorado)

LF – Tyler O’Neill (St. Louis)

CF – Kevin Kiermaier (Tampa Bay)

RF – Mookie Betts (Dodgers)

C – Roberto Pérez (Cleveland)

P – Max Fried (Atlanta)

Multi-Position – Kiké Hernández (Dodgers)