CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 15: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases on his three-run homer in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 15, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez was named the overall Wilson Defensive Player of the Year and the Wilson Defensive Catcher of the Year Wednesday night.
Perez was one of five first-time Wilson Defensive award winners.
He did not allow a passed ball in 118 games this season and led the league with 29 defensive runs saved.
Perez also won the American League Gold Glove catcher and is a finalist for the 2019 Rawlings Platinum Gold Glove.