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Matt Chapman wins AL Platinum Glove for second straight year

Another season is in the books, and Matt Chapman is still the best defensive player in the American League, and probably in the entire major leagues. The Oakland A’s third baseman won the AL Platinum Glove on Friday, earning the honor for the second straight year.

The Platinum Glove is an offshoot of the Gold Glove awards, administered by sports equipment company Rawlings since 2011. It is decided almost entirely by a fan vote, with the general public picking between that year’s nine Gold Glove winners in each league to determine the top overall fielder in the AL and NL (a percentage of the vote is also determined by SABR’s SDI stat).