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David Ortiz Wins Silver Slugger In Final Season



David Ortiz's final season is among the best, if not the best, final season of any major leaguer. It got more recognition on Thursday.

Ortiz won his seventh Silver Slugger—presented by Louisville Slugger to the top offensive players at each position. The awards are selected by MLB coaches and managers. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera also won his seventh award, while there were 11 first-time winners: Jake Arrieta, Mookie Betts, Charlie Blackmon, Yoenis Céspedes, Daniel Murphy, Salvador Perez, Wilson Ramos, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Seager, Mark Trumbo and Christian Yelich.

Mike Trout won his fifth Silver Slugger, while Jose Altuve landed his third and Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado and Xander Bogaerts claimed their second awards.

Pos.

Winner

Team

Stats

Awards 

1B

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers

.316 BA, 38 HR, 108 RBI, .956 OPS

Seventh (2005-06, 2010, ’12-13, ’15-16)

2B

Jose Altuve 

Astros

.338 BA, 24 HR, 96 RBI, .928 OPS, 30 SB

Third (2014-16)

SS

Xander Bogaerts 

Red Sox

.294 BA, 21 HR, 89 RBI, .802 OPS

Second (2015-16)

3B

Josh Donaldson

Blue Jays

.284 BA, 37 HR, 99 RBI, .953 OPS

Second (2015-16)

C

Salvador Perez

Royals

.247 BA, 22 HR, 64 RBI, .725 OPS

First

OF

Mike Trout 

Angels

.315 BA, 29 HR, 100 RBI, .991 OPS, 30 SB

Fifth (2012-16)

OF

Mark Trumbo

Orioles

.256 BA, 47 HR, 108 RBI, .850 OPS

First

OF

Mookie Betts 

Red Sox

.318 BA, 31 HR, 113 RBI, .897 OPS, 26 SB

First

DH

David Ortiz

Red Sox

.315 BA, 38 HR, 127 RBI, 1.021 OPS

Seventh ( 2004-07, ’11, ’13, ‘16)

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Pos.

Winner

Team

Stats

No. Awards

1B

Anthony Rizzo 

Cubs

.292 BA, 32 HR, 109 RBI, .928 OPS

First

2B

Daniel Murphy

Nationals

.347 BA, 25 HR, 104 RBI, .985 OPS

First

SS

Corey Seager

Dodgers

.308 BA, 26 HR, 72 RBI, .877 OPS

First

3B

Nolan Arenado

Rockies

.294 BA, 41 HR, 133 RBI, .932 OPS

Second (2015-‘16)

C

Wilson Ramos 

Nationals

.307 BA, 22 HR, 80 RBI, .850 OPS

First

OF

Charlie Blackmon

Rockies

.324 BA, 29 HR, 82 RBI, .933 OPS, 17 SB

First

OF

Christian Yelich

Marlins

.298 BA, 21 HR, 98 RBI, .859 OPS, 9 SB

First

OF

Yoenis Céspedes

Mets

.280 BA, 31 HR, 86 RBI, .884 OPS

First

P

Jake Arrieta

Cubs

.262 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, .720 OPS

First

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