Voting for the MLB Awards, which began in September, ended Friday. The winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.
The 33-year-old Gardner tallied 12 Defensive Runs Saved for the Yankees to lead all American League left fielders, per FanGraphs. The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards, established in 2012, evaluate infielders and outfielders based upon a formula that includes defensive WAR (25 percent), Defensive Runs Saved (25 percent), Inside Edge fielding ratings (20 percent), Inside Edge arm ratings (20 percent) and fielding percentage (10 percent). A different formula is used for pitchers and catchers.
Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts won the Wilson award for best overall defensive player, and the Giants won the Wilson award for best overall defensive team in 2016.
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