It's awards season, the season in which writers, bloggers, and fans will argue over who did the best baseball things over the course of the 2015 season. SB Nation is doing their own awards-giving in the following categories:
- Hitter of the Year
- Pitcher of the Year
- Defensive Play of the Year
- Bat Flip / Celebration of the Year
- Best Breakage of Unwritten Rules of the Year
This particular article relates to the "Defensive Play of the Year" award - you may define "Defensive Play of the Year" in whatever way is meaningful to you in order to vote. This is not separated by league. The writers at BtBS have submitted a few nominations for each award to help narrow down the choices from "everything" to "less than everything". Here are the choices:
Bartolo Colon's behind-the-back flip
Kevin Pillar's wall-scaling, homer-robbing self
Juan Perez's wall-scaling, homer-robbing self
Mookie Betts' wall-jumping, homer-robbing self
I apologize for not having an embeddable video. I also apologize for typing words that are interrupting your baseball viewing.
Alex Gordon in foul territory
Because there are so many great options that are not listed here, there will be an "Other" option. If you want to vote for something else, comment it below. If you, the reader, see the play for which you want to vote in the comments, rec the comment. I also realize that there was not an "Other" option for the two previous awards. Given that this is a stats blog, there are only so many players who really can vie for the previous two awards (by our thought process). This award and the next two are rather subjective in comparison, so they get an "Other".