Red Sox second-baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League's Defensive Player Of The Year by Wilson. The Muddy Chicken logged a fielding percentage of .993—the best of his career. Despite suffering a torn thumb ligament on Opening Day, The Laser Show played in 159 games. He made just five errors in 688 chances. The Wilson award follows up on his third career Rawlings Gold Glove Award.