Awards season just keeps on coming for the San Francisco Giants. Just a day after Brandon Crawford won the Gold Glove for Shortstop, Buster Posey takes home the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year for his stellar work behind the plate in 2015. The Wilson award is not voted on by managers or coaches, as the Gold Glove is, but is based solely on each player's sabermetrics from the season.
2015 was an All Star year for Buster Posey who posted the second best fielding percentage among national league catchers (.998). In 901.2 innings behind the plate he had 771 putouts, 67 assists and only 2 errors. He had 7 fielding runs above average, third best among national league catchers, and his caught stealing percentage (36%) was 8% higher than the league average. Posey's defensive WAR of 1.8 ranked tenth in the national league.
Established in 2012 by the baseball glove manufacturer, this is Posey's first win. Posey was also a finalist for the 2015 Gold Glove as a catcher.