2022 MLB Silver Slugger Award: Winners include Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts

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The Silver Slugger Award is MLB’s a lot youthful counterpart to the Gold Glove. Whereas the Gold Glove has been given to the perfect defensive participant at every place in each leagues since 1957, the Silver Slugger has been given the perfect hitter at every place in every league, starting in 1980. 

Silver Sluggers are nonetheless voted on by managers and coaches, so sadly you aren’t getting responsible the media for any missteps. It needs to be famous that, like all awards, these are common season awards. Not solely does the postseason not rely, however it could’ve been unimaginable to incorporate it, given that every one ballots have to be handed in earlier than the playoffs begin. 

The particular person report for Silver Sluggers is 12 (Barry Bonds, LF) with Mike Piazza (10, catcher) Alex Rodriguez (seven at shortstop and three at third base) and Barry Larkin (9, shortstop) following. 

Here are the 2022 winners with every participant’s variety of profession Silver Sluggers in parentheses. 


First base

Note: Goldschmidt ties Albert Pujols and Todd Helton for essentially the most ever wins by a primary baseman. 

Second base


Third base


  • AL: Aaron Judge, Yankees (4), Mike Trout, Angels (9), Julio Rodríguez, Mariners (1). Other finalists: Kyle Tucker, Randy Arozarenda, George Springer, Taylor Ward, Anthony Santander, Adolis García, Teoscar Hernández
  • NL: Mookie Betts, Dodgers (5), Kyle Schwarber, Phillies (1), Juan Soto, Nationals/Padres (3). Other finalists: Starling Marte, Joc Pederson, Michael Harris II, Bryan Reynolds, Hunter Renfroe, Brandon Nimmo

Note: Trout is now one behind Piazza and A-Rod for second place in Silver Slugger wins behind Bonds. 

Designated hitter

*Harper solely appeared in 99 regular-season video games and the minimal video games to win is 100


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