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Corey Dickerson Wins National League Gold Glove Award

Eva Jeanne Markosky

The recipient of a bachelor's degree in energy business and finance from Penn State University, Eva Jeanne Markosky was an engineering assistant with The Markosky Engineering Group. Beyond her professional pursuits, Eva Jeanne Markosky is a passionate fan of Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Pirates might have missed the playoffs in 2018, but it was a banner year for the team's left fielder, Corey Dickerson. Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in February 2018, Dickerson registered a .300 batting average to go along with 13 home runs and 55 runs batted in, but it was his defensive capabilities that stood out the most. Through more than 1,050 innings in the outfield, the 29 year old made only one error for an impressive fielding percentage of 99.6. Considering advanced analytics, he had a defensive runs saved above average factor of 16. His previous career-high in that regard was two, and he had regularly had a negative number in that category in seasons past.

As a result of his career-best performance in the outfield, Dickerson won his first ever National League Gold Glove award on November 4. In doing so, he beat out Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers and Adam Duvall of the Atlanta Braves. He is the first Pirate since Starling Marte in 2016 to win a Gold Glove.

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