Four of Atlanta’s Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at each place in each league.
Winning the Braves were Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcel Ozuna, who won the award each time for the second time, and first-time winner Travis D’Arnaud.
The Chicago White Sox led the American League with three Silver Sluggers: shortstop Tim Anderson, left fielder Eloy Jimenez, and first baseman Jose Aberu, who won the award for the third time after batting. 17 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.
It was the first honor for both Anderson and Jimenez.
Los Angeles Angels’ star outfielder Mike Trout received his eighth Silver Slugger Award after batting. With 17 home runs and 46 RBIs this season.
The Twins edged out hitter Nelson Cruz, Yankees second baseman DJ Lemahieu, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Royals’ catch Salvador Perez and Blue Jays outfielder Teosar Hernandez.
World Series champions and Dodgers star Mookie Bates, National Outfielder Juan Soto, Giants second baseman Donovan Solano and Padres teammates Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado complete the National League list.
The selections are based on a combination of offensive statistics, including the batting average, base-percentage percentage and slugging percentage, in addition to managers ‘views of a player’s overall offensive value, and coaches’ opinions.