Astros' Altuve, Springer win Silver Slugger Awards


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.