2019 Silver Sluggers

The Silver Slugger Awards were announced yesterday.  The winners are:


C—Mitch Garver, Twins

1B—Carlos Santana, Indians

2B—DJ LeMahieu, Yankees

3B—Alex Bregman, Astros

SS—Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

OF—George Springer, Astros

OF—Mike Trout, Angels

OF—Mookie Betts, Red Sox

DH—Nelson Cruz, Twins



P—Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks

C—TJ Realmuto, Phillies

1B—Freddie Freeman, Braves

2B—Ozzie Ablies, Braves

3B—Anthony Rendon, Nationals

SS—Trevor Story, Rockies

OF—Ronald Acuna, Jr, Braves

OF—Christian Yelich, Brewers

OF—Cody Bellinger, Dodgers


I noted there was no Juan Soto and no Max Muncy.  The biggest head scratcher is Pete Alonzo and his rookie record 53 homers losing out to Freddie Freeman.
Meanwhile, Mike Trout garnered his 7th Silver Slugger. Among outfielders, that ties him with Ken Griffey, Jr, Vlad Guerrero, and Tony Gwynn.  The only players with more:  Barry Bonds (12) and Manny Ramirez (8).  It seems like Trout is pretty good.

3 thoughts on “2019 Silver Sluggers

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