Mike Trout continued to receive accolades at a historic rate after taking home his eighth career American League Silver Slugger Award on Thursday. The 29-year-old trout is the first player in MLB history to win an eighth Silver Slugger Award in his age-28 season. He also has the most
The 29-year-old trout is the first player in MLB history to win an eighth Silver Slugger Award by his age-28 season. He also has the most Silver Sluggers out of all active players.
• 2020 Silver Slugger Award Winner
Regardless of age, only Barry Bonds (12) has earned more Silver Slugger Awards as an outfielder than Trout. Angels tied for second place in the outfielders with star Manny Ramirez, who won the ninth Silver Slugger as a designated hitter.
Trout has claimed the Silver Slugger in eight of his nine full big league seasons, the only exception coming in 2017, when he missed nearly two months with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Trout also had only his second full season prior to this year in which he did not finish first or second in AL MVP voting. He finished fourth.
In addition to his eight Silver Slugger Awards, Trout’s decorated career already includes three AL MVP Awards (2014, ’16 and ’19), eight All-Star selections, two All-Star Game MVP Awards and the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year Awards are included. . Since his entry into the league in 2711, his 74४.7 win has led to 27.7 more wins than his nearest rival (Joey Votto of Cincinnati, 4.AR Waugh). In fact, the difference between trout and second-placed Votto is greater than the gap between Votto and the 81st ranked player (Martine Prado, 19.2 WAR) during that period.
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