Astros' Altuve, Springer win Silver Slugger Awards

Royals' Eric Hosmer named American League's 2017 Louisville Silver Slugger Award winner

The award goes to one player per league, per position and is selected by a vote of MLB coaches and managers.

Nelson led the club in games, runs, home runs, RBI, walks, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and extra-base hits. He batted.273 for the season with 44 doubles, four triples, 33 home runs and 89 RBI in 159 games.

Ramirez posted the most extra-base hits in a single game on September 3 in Detroit.

Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have been named 2017 Silver Slugger Award winners, as announced this evening by Louisville Slugger® and MLB Network.

Judge hit 52 homers with a 1.049 OPS, and Springer hit.283 with 34 homers and an.889 OPS. It was Upton's third award and the second for Cruz. Abreu had only a slight edge according to advanced numbers, but considering that Silver Slugger usually defaults to the RBI guys, it's surprising that Abreu's 102-94 win there didn't make him the choice. Springer ranked among the top five for AL outfielders in runs (second), homers (fourth), on-base percentage (fifth), slugging percentage (sixth) and OPS (fifth). Selections are based on a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the managers' and coaches' general impressions of a player's offensive play.

The longtime Cardinals pitcher, 36, was honored Thursday with his first National League Silver Slugger Award, denoting mastery with the bat.