Hernandez of the Blue Jays wins the Silver Slugger; Betts, Tatis Jr. among others


Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez received his first Silver Slugger award on Thursday night after beating 16 home runs and posting a .919 OPS score in 50 games this season.

The 2020 season served as an escape campaign for Hernandez, 28, who posted career highs in OPS + (146) and base percentage (.340). He also paced the Blue Jays in the circuits, slugging percentage (.579) and OPS.

Hernandez was a commercial maturing acquisition in 2017 (alongside Nori Aoki, in a move that sent Francisco Liriano to the Houston Astros) and posted slightly above-average numbers in his first two-plus years with Toronto. : 19 circuits per season, one. 786 OPS and 109 OPS +.

This year, Hernandez caught fire, especially during a three-week stretch from mid-August to early September, when he hit .347 with eight home runs in 21 games.

The winners of the Silver Slugger Award are determined by a league-wide vote, in which the manager and three coaches from each team weigh in. They base their votes on a combination of offensive stats, including batting average, base percentage, points, RBI and slugging percentage, as well as managers ‘and coaches’ overall impressions of overall offensive value. ‘a player.

The full list of Silver Slugger winners from both leagues is sorted by position below.

American league

Catch: Salvador Perez, Royals de Kansas City
First base: Jose Abreu, White Sox de Chicago
Second base: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees de New York
Third base: Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians
Short stop: Tim Anderson, White Sox de Chicago
Left field: Eloy Jimenez, White Sox de Chicago
Champ central: Mike Trout, Angels de Los Angeles
Right field: Teoscar Hernandez, Blue Jays de Toronto
Designated Hitter: Nelson Cruz, Minnesota twins

National league

Catch: Trevor d’Arnaud, Braves d’Atlanta
First base: Freddie Freeman, Braves d’Atlanta
Second base: Donovan Solano, Giants de San Francisco
Third base: Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
Short stop: Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
Left field: Juan Soto, Washington nationals
Champ central: Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves d’Atlanta
Right field: Mookie Betts, Dodgers de Los Angeles
Designated Hitter: Marcell Ozuna, Braves d’Atlanta


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