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MLB reveals Silver Slugger winners

Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:06 pm
By Evan Brunell

Unlike Gold Glove voting every single year, winners of the Silver Slugger awards at least make sense. On Wednesday, the list of Silver Sluggers for 2011 was announced. Ryan Braun became the first outfielder since Barry Bonds (2000-04) to win four straight Silver Slugger awards when he was named to the honor as a left fielder.

Below you can view the full list of winners.

American League
C: Alex Avila, Tigers
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
3B: Adrian Beltre, Rangers
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
OF: Curtis Granderson, Yankees
OF: Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays

National League

C: Brian McCann, Braves
1B: Prince Fielder, Brewers
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
3B: Aramis Ramirez, Cubs
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
OF: Ryan Braun, Brewers
OF: Matt Kemp, Dodgers
OF: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
P: Daniel Hudson, Diamondbacks

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Since: Jan 28, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:59 pm

MLB reveals Silver Slugger winners

M. Cabrera beat A. Gonzalez in most offensive stats and finished strong while Gonzalez faltered down the stretch.  East coast bias B.S. in a big way.  Straight thievery.

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:35 pm

MLB reveals Silver Slugger winners

Gonzalez over the AL batting champ, Cabrera, that's a joke.

Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2011 8:19 pm

MLB reveals Silver Slugger winners

Hopefully Matt Kemp can continue adding hardware to his mantle.  He won the Gold Glove, the Hank Aaron award and next the MVP award!!  He is undeniably the most complete player in baseball.  I don't understand why anyone would say that he's not a great centerfielder.  A lot of centerfielders have trouble with line drives hit over their head.  Other than that type of hit what does he have trouble with?  Every outfielder misplays balls now & then.  Matt Kemp is fast, has a good glove and a great arm! 
His batting numbers overall are uncommon!  He nearly won the triple crown and he had 40 SBs!!  His name on this list is the easiest to predict.  Basically he is the GOLDEN Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron and MVP all wrapped into one.

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