Bryce Harper, JT Realmuto named Silver Slugger Award finalists
Major League Baseball’s award season is right around the corner. You can check out a full list of noteworthy dates for the MLB offseason here. There will definitely be more than a few Phillies players in the running to win some hardware this year, highlighted by Bryce Harper’s MVP campaign and Zack Wheeler in the running for the NL Cy Young Award.
Today, we got news that both Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto have been selected as National League Silver Slugger Award finalists. Winners at each position will be announced on November 11th at 6pm on MLB Network.
Harper, as we all know, gave us an MVP performance this year. He slashed finished the year batting .309 with an incredible 1.044 OPS. Harper had 35 home runs and 84 RBI in 2021.
All things considered, JT Realmuto did not have one of his best seasons. The Best Catcher in Baseball hit .263 with 17 home runs and 73 RBI on the year. Still, his numbers in terms of National League catchers were good enough to land him as a finalist for the Silver Slugger Award.
Here’s the full list of finalists courtesy of MLB.com
1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL), Joey Votto (CIN), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Max Muncy (LAD)
2B: Ozzie Albies (ATL), Jonathan India (CIN), Jake Cronenworth (SD), Justin Turner (LAD)
3B: Austin Riley (ATL), Manny Machado (SD), Nolan Arenado (STL), Patrick Wisdom (CHC)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD), Brandon Crawford (SF), Trea Turner (LAD), Willy Adames (MIL)
OF: Juan Soto (WAS), Nick Castellanos (CIN), Bryce Harper (PHI), Bryan Reynolds (PIT), Adam Duvall (ATL), Jesse Winker (CIN), Tyler O’Neill (STL)
C: Buster Posey (SF), Will Smith (LAD), J.T. Realmuto (PHI), Omar Narváez (MIL)
P: Germán Márquez (COL), Max Fried (ATL), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Madison Bumgarner (AZ)
Silver Slugger Award winners are decided by a vote of MLB managers and coaches who select the players they determine to be the best offensive producers at each position in the American and National leagues. Each team receives four votes: the manager and three coaches of their choice. Votes are based on a combination of offensive statistics including OPS, OPS+, home runs, RBI, batting average, total bases and runs as well as the managers’ and coaches’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value.
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