Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received a Most Valuable Player Award, a Gold Glove and the Hank Aaron Award, however has by no means received a Silver Slugger.
And he nonetheless hasn’t.
Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt was named the winner of the National League’s Silver Slugger at first base, the third time he has received the award. The Silver Slugger is awarded by Louisville Slugger and honors “the best offensive producers at each position in the American and National Leagues.”
The awards are voted upon by coaches and managers. According to the discharge by Louisville Slugger, “selections are based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, as well as the managers’ and coaches’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value.”
Votto bested Goldschmidt in all three listed statistics — .320 to .297 in batting common, .454 to .404 in on-base proportion and .578 to .563 in slugging proportion. The two had the identical variety of dwelling runs (36) and Goldschmidt bested Votto in runs batted in (120 to 100). Votto additionally topped Goldschmidt in offensive wins above substitute (oWAR) 6.four to four.eight, based on Baseball-Reference.com.
Goldschmidt bested Votto for the Gold Glove in voting introduced on Tuesday. He can also be one of many three finalists, together with Votto and Florida’s Giancarlo Stanton, for the National League Most Valuable Player.
The Gold Glove and Silver Slugger are voted on by managers and coaches, whereas the MVP is voted on by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The MVP will likely be introduced Thursday, Nov. 16.
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart is also somewhat salty in lacking out in a Silver Slugger, because the National League Silver Slugger went to the Dodgers’ Corey Seager. Cozart had a slash line of .297/.385/.548 versus Seager’s .295/.375/.479. Cozart additionally had extra dwelling runs (24) than Seager (22), whereas Seager had extra RBI (77) than Cozart (63).
Jay Bruce was the final Reds participant to win a Silver Slugger, taking dwelling his second award in 2013.
The remainder of the winners for the Silver Slugger within the National League had been the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright (pitcher), the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy (second base), the Rockies’ Nolan Arenado (third base), the Giants’ Buster Posey (catcher), the Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon (outfield) and outfielders Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins.
The American League winners had been the Royals’ Eric Hosmer (first base), the Astros’ Jose Altuve (second base), the Indians’ Francisco Lindor (shortstop), the Indians’ Jose Ramirez (third base), the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez (catcher), the Angels’ Justin Upton (outfield), the Yankees’ Aaron Judge (outfield), the Astros’ George Springer (outfield) and the Mariners’ Nelson Cruz (designated hitter).