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Parra received 11 out of 12 first place votes by the panelists for a total of 117 points overall. Shane Victorino of the Red Sox received the remaining first place vote and was second overall with 106 points.
[Goldschmidt] saved 13 runs with his defense for the Diamondbacks, finishing second among first basemen to Anthony Rizzo (16) with the Cubs. Goldschmidt tallied 110 points to 98 for Rizzo in the Award voting.
Third Base – Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
At age 21, Manny Machado is the youngest player ever to win a Fielding Bible Award, and he did it unanimously as the award panelists put him in the top position on each of their ballots. Machado is a shortstop playing third base. He has all the skills to be one of the best at shortstop, the most demanding position in the infield defensively. It comes as no surprise to everyone who has seen him play shortstop that he excels at third base as well. But the level of excellence is off the charts. He saved 35 runs playing third base for the Orioles last year. In this season of many "best defensive seasons" on record, Machado's performance is the best by a third baseman, topping Ryan Zimmerman's total of 25 runs in 2009. His range is tremendous in all directions, whether to his right, to his left, or straight on. Compared to an average third baseman, Machado made 11 more plays to his right, 14 more to his left and 15 more straight on. No other third baseman has had double-digit totals in every direction before. Nolan Arenado came in second in the voting with 100 points and was no slouch himself as he saved 30 runs for the Rockies defensively in 2013.
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Machado's performance is the best by a third baseman, topping Ryan Zimmerman's total of 25 runs in 2009. ... Nolan Arenado came in second in the voting with 100 points and was no slouch himself as he saved 30 runs for the Rockies defensively in 2013.
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