Anthony Rizzo, Francisco Lindor Win Platinum Gloves

Anthony Rizzo and Francisco Lindor added to an already fantastic postseason.

Rizzo, first baseman of the World Champion Cubs, won a Rawlings Platinum Glove as the best defensive player in the National League, while Lindor, shortstop of the AL champ Indians, won the AL version of the award. Both players had already won Gold Gloves.

Based on the final SABR Defensive Index, Lindor led all American League shortstops with a 18.5 SDI, and Rizzo finished the season with a 8.6 SDI.

Lindor, 23, was the first Puerto Rican shortstop and the youngest shortstop since 1980 to win a Gold Glove, and is the youngest player to win a Platinum Glove.

Rizzo, 27, is the youngest Cubs player to win a Gold Glove and a Platinum Glove.

Rawlings began awarding Platinum gloves in 2011. Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina were last year’s winners.

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