Bregman, Trout highlight Silver Slugger Award winners
Major League Baseball announced the Silver Slugger Award winners Thursday, recognizing the top offensive players at each position from both leagues.
Here's a complete list of award winners at each position:
Winner: Mitch Garver, Minnesota Twins (1st Silver Slugger)
- Garver hit 31 home runs to set a new single-season franchise record for Twins catchers.
AL first base
Winner: Carlos Santana, Cleveland Indians (1st)
- Santana's .397 OBP and 110 runs scored led all qualified first basemen in MLB.
AL second base
Winner: DJ LeMahieu, New York Yankees (1st)
- LeMahieu recorded career highs in home runs, RBIs, slugging, OBP, and doubles.
AL third base
Winner: Alex Bregman, Houston Astros (1st)
- Bregman led all AL third basemen with 41 home runs, 119 walks, and a 1.015 OPS.
Winner: Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox (3rd)
- Bogaerts led all AL shortstops in extra-base hits, RBIs, and OPS. He's won three Silver Sluggers. All other Red Sox shortstops have combined to win two (John Valentin in 1995 and Nomar Garciaparra in 1997).
Winners: Mike Trout, Angels (7th)
George Springer, Astros (2nd)
Mookie Betts, Red Sox (3rd)
- Trout has won a Silver Slugger in every season of his career except for 2011 and 2017.
- Springer posted career highs in average, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS+, RBIs, and home runs.
- This is the third time Betts has won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in the same season. No other Red Sox player has done that more than once.
AL designated hitter
Winner: Nelson Cruz, Twins (3rd)
- Cruz hit at least 40 home runs for the fourth time in his career and posted a career-high 1.031 OPS.
Winner: J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies (2nd)
- Realmuto led all NL catchers with 83 RBIs.
NL first base
Winner: Freddie Freeman, Braves (1st)
- Freeman led all NL first basemen in average and RBIs.
NL second base
Winner: Ozzie Albies, Braves (1st)
- Albies led the NL with 189 hits.
NL third base
Winner: Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals (2nd)
- Rendon led all NL third basemen with a .319 average, 126 RBIs, and a 1.010 OPS.
Winner: Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies (2nd)
- Story led all NL shortstops with 35 home runs and a .917 OPS.
Winners: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers (1st)
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers (3rd)
Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves (1st)
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- Bellinger is the fifth Dodger to win both a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in the same season, joining Dusty Baker (1981), Russell Martin (2007), Matt Kemp (2009 and 2011), and Adrian Gonzalez (2014).
- Yelich won his second straight NL batting title and led the Senior Circuit in OBP (.429).
- Acuna is just the second NL position player to win a Silver Slugger at age 21 or younger, joining Albert Pujols.
Winner: Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks/Astros (2nd)
- Greinke led all pitchers with three home runs and was one of four hurlers with a triple in 2019.