Javier Baez and Jose Abreu win 2018 Silver Slugger Awards

11 November, 2018, 03:35 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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The Boston Red Sox featured one of the most potent lineups in all of baseball this past season, and two of their stars were recognized Thursday for their efforts at the plate in 2018.

Martinez is first player to receive two Silver Slugger Awards in one season.

Betts, Martinez and the Red Sox claimed baseball's ultimate prize by winning the 2018 World Series, but adding a little extra hardware never hurts. He hit.265 with 22 homers and 78 RBI as he earned his second-career spot on the American League All-Star team. At least he is cleaning up elsewhere, winning the Hank Aaron Award last month as the AL's best offensive performer.

The Silver Slugger Award honorees are selected in a vote by Major League coaches and managers.


Among AL second baseman, Altuve ranked first in batting average, OBP and slugging, while ranking second in hits and runs scored (84) and third in stolen bases. He became the first White Sox to hit 20 or more home runs in each of his first five seasons and joined Albert Pujols (2001-10) and Ted Williams (1939-42, '46-49) as the only players in major-league history to record 30-plus doubles and 20-plus home runs in each of his first five seasons.

Meanwhile, six players received their first Silver Slugger while the Indians, Red Sox, Rockies and Diamondbacks all had multiple winners.

This is the second Silver Slugger Award for Betts, who also represented Boston in 2016 as an outfielder.

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