Ortiz, Trout highlight 2016 Silver Sluggers

Baseball’s best hitters were honored Thursday as winners of this year’s Silver Slugger awards.

Voted by managers and coaches from around Major League Baseball, Mike Trout secured his fifth consecutive award, while retired slugger David Ortiz capped off his career with a seventh overall.

AL Catcher – Salvador Perez, Royals (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.247 .725 22 64 88

AL 1st Baseman – Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (7th)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.316 .956 38 108 152

AL 2nd Baseman – Jose Altuve, Astros (3rd)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.338 .928 24 96 150

AL 3rd Baseman – Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays (2nd)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.284 .953 37 99 155

AL Shortstop – Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox (2nd)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.335 .802 21 89 113

AL Outfielders – Mark Trumbo, Orioles (1st); Mookie Betts, Red Sox (1st); Mike Trout, Angels (5th)

PLAYER AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
Mark Trumbo .256 .850 47 108 123
Mookie Betts .318 .897 31 113 135
Mike Trout .315 .991 29 100 171

AL Designated Hitter – David Ortiz, Red Sox (7th)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.315 1.021 38 127 132

Ortiz had one of the best final seasons to a career in 2016, adding an MLB-best 48 doubles in his age-40 season. He ends his career with the most Silver Sluggers in MLB history at the designated hitter position.

NL Catcher – Wilson Ramos, Nationals (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.307 .850 22 80 124

NL 1st Baseman – Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.292 .928 32 109 145

NL 2nd Baseman – Daniel Murphy, Nationals (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.347 .985 25 104 156

NL 3rd Baseman – Nolan Arenado, Rockies (2nd)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.294 .932 41 133 124

NL Shortstop – Corey Seager, Dodgers (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.308 .877 26 72 137

NL Outfielders – Charlie Blackmon, Rockies (1st); Christian Yelich, Marlins (1st); Yoenis Cespedes, Mets (1st)

PLAYER AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
Charlie Blackmon .324 .933 29 82 130
Christian Yelich .298 .859 21 98 130
Yoenis Cespedes .280 .884 31 86 134

NL Pitcher – Jake Arrieta, Cubs (1st)

AVG OPS HR RBI wRC+
.262 .720 2 7 91

MLB | theScore

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