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Goldschmidt wins Fielding Award
The 2013 Awards From: http://www.fieldingbible.com/the-winners.asp
Former Anchorage Buc, Paul Goldschmidt wins Fielding Bible award. An annual citations for outstanding defense and an alternative to the more established Gold Gloves. The Fielding Bible Awards are determined by a heavyweight panel of experts that's generally inclined toward using advanced defensive metrics as a guide.
First Base – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Paul Goldschmidt had an MVP-worthy season and defense was an important part of the equation. On offense, Goldy led all National leaguers with the highest slugging percentage (.551) and highest OPS (.952). And now, on defense, the Fielding Bible Award panel declares that Goldschmidt is the best defensive first baseman in the game. Baseball Info Solutions Video Scouts cover every pitch and every play of every game and one of the many things they chart are Good Fielding Plays. They've been tracking this for ten years now, and in 2013 Goldschmidt was the first player to record over 100 Good Fielding Plays. He had 113. He saved 13 runs with his defense for the Diamondbacks, finishing second among first basemen to Anthony R