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Friday, November 08, 2019

These are your 2019 Silver Slugger winners

The American League and National League Silver Slugger Awards were announced Thursday, and eight hitters were bestowed with the honor for the first time in their careers, underscoring the incredible young talent in the game today. On the other end of the spectrum, Mike Trout won for the seventh time in nine seasons, and the Red Sox had a pair of third-time winners.

There were also runs that came to an end, including at third base in the NL, where the winner was someone other than Nolan Arenado for the first time since 2014.

The Braves had the most winners of any club, with three, unless you count the Astros, who had two AL winners plus a pitcher who won the NL honor (we’ll explain below).

And the awards keep on coming.

 

QLE Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:23 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards and honors, silver slugger

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   1. puck Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:11 AM (#5899624)
Acuna over Soto. Those are two very young players off to great starts.
   2. Ziggy is done with Dominican discotheques Posted: November 08, 2019 at 08:58 AM (#5899644)
I don't think I had ever heard of Mitch Garver before this. Looking over his stats, he looks like a late bloomer who had potential all along. I just never noticed him.
   3. DL from MN Posted: November 08, 2019 at 09:51 AM (#5899658)
Mitch Garver might be one of the best examples of the difference in coaching between Molitor and Baldelli.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 08, 2019 at 10:53 AM (#5899688)
I've heard of Mitch Garver, but I didn't even know he was the starter, and I watched the Royals and Twins play 19 times this year.
   5. DL from MN Posted: November 08, 2019 at 10:58 AM (#5899690)
Garver basically played half time with Jason Castro and Willians Astudillo taking the other games. I think playing less helped keep his bat going stronger.
   6. bobm Posted: November 08, 2019 at 10:58 AM (#5899691)
FTFA:

NL winner: Freddie Freeman, Braves (first)

Freeman didn't have a Silver Slugger Award going into the 2019 season. Hard to believe, isn't it? He has one now, though, after hitting .295/.389/.549 with a career-best 38 home runs for Atlanta. He adds his first Silver Slugger Award to the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award he won Wednesday.


What kind of BS is this?

For Single Seasons, Playing in the NL, For 2019, Played at least 120 games at 1B, sorted by greatest Batting Runs

                                                                                                            
Rk             Player Rbat OPS+ Age  Tm   G  PA  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS     Pos
1         Pete Alonso 46.9  148  24 NYM 161 693 597 103 155 30  2 53 120  72 183 .260 .358 .583 .941   *3/HD
2       Anthony Rizzo 30.3  137  29 CHC 146 613 512  89 150 29  3 27  94  71  86 .293 .405 .520 .924    *3/H
3     Freddie Freeman 30.0  136  29 ATL 158 692 597 113 176 34  2 38 121  87 127 .295 .389 .549 .938    *3/H
4           Josh Bell 29.2  143  26 PIT 143 613 527  94 146 37  3 37 116  74 118 .277 .367 .569 .936   *3/DH
5    Paul Goldschmidt 14.7  113  31 STL 161 682 597  97 155 25  1 34  97  78 166 .260 .346 .476 .821    *3/H
6        Rhys Hoskins  9.5  110  26 PHI 160 705 570  86 129 33  5 29  85 116 173 .226 .364 .454 .819    *3/D
7    Christian Walker  8.0  111  28 ARI 152 603 529  86 137 26  1 29  73  67 155 .259 .348 .476 .825   *3H/D
8          Joey Votto  4.9   98  35 CIN 142 608 525  79 137 32  1 15  47  76 123 .261 .357 .411 .768  *3/HD7
9        Brandon Belt -1.5   98  31 SFG 156 616 526  76 123 32  3 17  57  83 127 .234 .339 .403 .742 *3H7/D9
10        Eric Hosmer -6.9   93  29 SDP 160 667 619  72 164 29  2 22  99  40 163 .265 .310 .425 .735   *3/HD


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Generated 11/8/2019.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 08, 2019 at 11:19 AM (#5899694)
Count the RBIzzzz
   8. ajnrules Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:07 PM (#5899718)
I love how Zack Greinke still won the Silver Slugger even though he finished the season with an AL team. He's not just the first pitcher to win after getting traded to an AL team, he's the first pitcher to win after getting traded at all.
   9. Srul Itza Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:36 PM (#5899726)
I love how Zack Greinke still won the Silver Slugger even though he finished the season with an AL team.


And the Gold Glove.

More than just a pretty face.
   10. DCA Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:49 PM (#5899731)
What kind of BS is this?

Looks like Freeman led all "qualified" 1B in BA, R, H, and RBI. 2nd in OPS (by .003), HR, 2B, BB, OBP. 3rd in SLG. Without park adjustment he looks like the winner, albiet a close 4-way race.
   11. DCA Posted: November 08, 2019 at 12:56 PM (#5899735)
I don't think I had ever heard of Mitch Garver before this. Looking over his stats, he looks like a late bloomer who had potential all along.

He looked like a offense-first catcher who could be a solid starter/quasi-starter if given a chance. It certainly didn't look like there was a 1000 OPS bat in there.
   12. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM (#5899737)
Looks like Freeman led all "qualified" 1B in BA, R, H, and RBI. 2nd in OPS (by .003), HR, 2B, BB, OBP. 3rd in SLG. Without park adjustment he looks like the winner, albiet a close 4-way race.

Nah, if we're going to ignore advanced stats the guy with 53 HRs wins.
   13. Bote Man sez Davey is MoY Posted: November 08, 2019 at 01:11 PM (#5899741)
What kind of BS is this?

It's awards season, designed to start conversations, not end them.

YAWN!
   14. DCA Posted: November 08, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5899823)
Nah, if we're going to ignore advanced stats the guy with 53 HRs wins.

BA-HR-RBI, Freeman wins 2 of 3. Even with "advanced" stats, the difference is entirely park adjustment (virtual tie in OPS, Freeman ahead if you weight OBP more).
   15. Walt Davis Posted: November 08, 2019 at 06:22 PM (#5899856)
From the Louisville Slugger page: Coaches and managers of Major League teams vote for the players they feel are the best offensive producers at each position in the field in both the American and National Leagues. They base their selections on a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value. Managers and coaches are not allowed to vote for players on their own team.

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