The Toronto Blue Jays have five Silver Slugger nominees, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, Marcus Semien, Teoscar Hernandez and Loudres Gurriel Jr. There are two locks, two maybes and one unlikely player. Let’s run through their stats.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr:
Vlad finished the season with a slash line of .311/.401/1.002 and added 48 homers and 111 RBIs. I don’t need to tell you how good he was, just that he’ll likely win it. He is up against Yuli Gurriel and Matt Olson. They are great players, but the aren’t Vlad Jr.
Another lock for the Silver Slugger, Marcus Semien had the best season for a second baseman ever. In fact, it was one of the best seasons from a middle infielder in the history of the MLB. I wrote about this here…
A brief recap: Semien posted a .265/.344/.873 slash line with 45 home runs, the most ever for a second baseman. Without a doubt in my mind, Marcus Semien is the Silver Slugger winner for second base as Jose3 Altuve, DJ LeMahieu and Jorge Polanco don’t stand a chance.
Also, expect him to get nominated for a gold glove award as well.
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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation