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Robinson Cano named Yankees top defensive player

Yankees second baseman named team's best defender.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

There's no more arguing who the New York Yankees best defensive player is, as second baseman Robinson Cano earned one of the inaugural Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards on Sunday.

The award, which is given out to one player on each MLB team and is determined by a detailed statistical analysis used by MLB Network's "shredder system," is Cano's second of the postseason as he also collected the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for American League second baseman.

The 30-year-old Cano finished the season with a .992 fielding percentage, which featured just six errors. The percentage was the second best of his career, as in 2010 Cano had a .996 field percentage with just three errors.

Cano still could win a few more defensive awards for his performance, as the MLB still needs to give out the Defensive Player of the Year at the Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards and could earn the fans vote for's top defensive star.