Rodríguez, Ramírez and Soto conquer the silver bats in the Major Leagues

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    Julio Rodríguez reaches yet another distinction in just his first major league season.

Dominicans Julio Rodríguez, José; Ramírez, in the American League, like this. like Juan Soto in the National they received the distinctions as winners of the silver bats in both circuits.

Rodríguez in one of the outfields in the AL and won his first award of this kind in what was his first season in the Major Leagues. It is expected that next week he will win the Rookie of the Year award on the so-called young circuit.

On his side, Ramírez was distinguished as the best third baseman after his great campaign with the Cleveland Guardians. The Quisqueyan batted He batted .280 and had 29 home runs and 20 steals, making him the only player at his position with these records. For him it was his fourth prize of his career.

While Soto averaged & oacute; this year .242, he finished with 27 home runs, 25 doubles and an .853 OPS between Nationals and Padres combined. received 135 walks, leading the league for the second season in a row.

 This year's group of winners included: The Padres led all clubs with three winners, all three arriving in San Diego at the trade deadline, while the Cardinals, Dodgers and Phillies each had two in the National League side. As for the American League, nine teams were represented among the 10 winners, with the Astros being the only AL team with multiple winners.

here the winners.

American and National League

First baseman: Nathaniel Lowe (Rangers, first)

Lowe had a breakout year for Texas, slashing .302/.358/.492 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs. career highs in home runs, RBIs, batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, OPS+ (141), and total bases (292).

Paul Goldschmidt, (Cardinals, fifth)

Goldschmidt, who is also a finalist for the National League MVP Award and  the Hank Aaron Award as the best offensive player on the Senior Circuit, he claimed; the fifth Silver Slugger of his career, but his first as a Cardinal. His previous four (2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018) came as a member of the D-backs. As for this season, Goldschmidt bat & oacute; .317 with 35 home runs and 115 RBIs.

Runners

LA José; Altuve, Astros (sixth)

Altuve rediscovered the way he hits silver in 2022, earning his first honor since he took & oacute; home five consecutive Silver Slugger Awards between 2014 and 2018. The second baseman for the Astros hit; .300 with 28 home runs and a .921 OPS, at the same time he accumulated & oacute; 18 stolen bases and 103 runs scored.

NL: Jeff McNeil, Mets (first)

McNeil led He honored all players with a .326 average this season, becoming the first Mets player to win an NL batting title since Jose. Reyes in 2011, and the only player in franchise history to lead the Majors overall. at least 100 games at second base.

Shortstops

AL:  Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox (Fifth)

Bogaerts took the win. brought home his second straight Silver Slugger, and fifth overall, after slashing .307/.377/.456 this season. His .307 average and .377 on-base percentage led all shortstops qualified.

NL: Trea Turner, Dodgers (first)

Turner enters the free agent market as a first-time Silver Slugger winner after amassing 21 home runs, 100 RBIs and 27 stolen bases this season. He was the only shortstop with at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases , so as the only player to score at least 100 runs.  .298.

Third baseman

LA: José; Ramírez, Guardians (fourth)

Ramírez accumulated He has 29 home runs and 20 stolen bases this season, making him the only third baseman to achieve a 20-20 season. In fact, he is the only third baseman to achieve that feat in the last seven seasons, and has done so four times during that span (2018, '19, '21 and '22). All players in the league, regardless of position, with 44 doubles.

NL: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals (fifth)

Arenado, who is also a finalist for the National League MVP award, ended he hit the season with 30 home runs, 103 RBIs, and 42 doubles. His .533 slugging percentage was the best of any player at his position, while his 103 RBIs paced all third basemen in the league. National League.

American Outfielders

Aaron Judge, Yankees (third)

No surprise here, as Judge, who is an MVP finalist and  the Hank Aaron Award in the American League, established He hit an American League record 62 home runs this season. Judge not only led He led the Majors in home runs, but he also topped the Majors. all players in runs (133), RBIs (131),

Julio Rodríguez, Mariners (first)

Rodriguez, who is a finalist for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, hit . He hit .284 with 28 home runs, 25 stolen bases and a 147 OPS+ while leading the Mariners to their first postseason appearance since 2001. just the third rookie with at least 25 home runs and 25 steals, and the first since Mike Trout in 2012.

Mike Trout, Angels (ninth)

Despite being limited by injuries to just 119 games, Trout still managed. hit 40 home runs this season.  He was second (albeit a distant second) to Judge in the American League, and it was a pace of 54 home runs in 162 games. a .999 OPS and a .630 slugging percentage, which ranked him second. ranks second in the American League behind Judge among players with at least 450 plate appearances.

National League:

Mookie Betts, Dodgers (fifth)

Betts adds another Silver Slugger award to his collection after taking home a Gold Glove award earlier this month. The Dodgers outfielder has won five Silver Sluggers and six Gold Gloves in the last seven seasons. As for this year, Betts hit 1. 35 home runs, the most of his career, and he also bats & oacute; 40 doubles, stole 12 bases and scored 117 runs, leading in the National League.

Kyle Schwarber, Phillies (first)

Schwarber connected. He hit an NL-leading 46 home runs in his impressive debut season in Philadelphia, but he with more than just power. Schwarber also He had a career-high 10 stolen bases (six more than in any other season) and recorded a career high. his career bests in runs scored (100) and RBIs (94). 21 doubles and three triples, just in case.

Juan Soto, Nationals/Padres (third)

Although Soto fought Somewhat for the Padres after his midseason trade from the Nationals, he still led the way. He led the Majors in walks (135) for the second straight season. It played a big role in his ridiculous .401 on-base percentage. with 27 home runs, 25 doubles and an .853 OPS between Nationals and Padres combined.

Catchers

AL: Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays ( first)

Kirk led He ranked all catchers in batting average (.285) and on-base percentage (.372), while drawing 63 walks and striking out just 58 times. He was one of only six qualified hitters, along with with Soto, Alex Bregman, Luis Arraez, Steven Kwan and Yandy Díaz, with more walks than strikeouts.

LN: JT Realmuto, Phillies (3rd)

Realmuto finished. He hit 22 home runs and 21 stolen bases, becoming only the second catcher in AL/NL history with a 20-20 season (Iván Rodríguez, 1999). Realmuto was caught stealing only once in all 22 of his attempts this season, while Rodriguez hit . 25 of 37 in his historic campaign.

Designated

AL: Yordan Alvarez, Astros (first)

Álvarez, who is a finalist for the American League MVP Award, ranked first. He ranked second in the majors in slugging percentage (.613) and OPS (1.019), behind only Judge. Álvarez also ranked second in the majors. He ranked third in on-base percentage (.406) and seventh in batting average (.306), while amassing 37 home runs and 97 RBIs.

LN: Josh Bell, Nationals /Parents (first)

Bell clipped .301/.384/.493 (.877 OPS) in 103 games with the Nationals before cooling off after his trade to the Padres. Though he only dropped .192/.316/.271 (.587 OPS) in 53 games with San Diego, Bell finished the season with 17 home runs, 71 RBIs and an overall .422 slugging percentage.

Utility

LA: Luis Arraez, Twins (first)

In addition to earning the first Silver Slugger of his career this season, Arraez also earned his first All-Star selection and scooped a trophy. brought home the American League batting title after hitting .316 for the Twins. .316/.375/.420 (.795 OPS) and passed time at first base, second base and third base, in addition to making 38 appearances as a designated hitter and another 13 as a pinch hitter.

NL: Brandon Drury, Reds/Padres (first)< /strong>

Drury fired. He hit a career-high 28 home runs in 138 games between the Reds and Padres this season. He hit .263/.320/.492 (.813 OPS) with 87 RBIs, 87 runs scored and 31 doubles, all while making appearances at first base, second base, third base, shortstop and right field.  Drury also served. as a designated hitter 26 times, he batted pinch-hit five times and even rushed as popup once.

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