Four Atlanta Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at every position in each league.
The Chicago White Sox led the American League with three Silver Sluggers: shortstop Tim Anderson, left fielder Eloy Jimenez and first baseman Jose Abreu, who won the award for the third time after batting .317 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs.
It was the first honor for both Anderson and Jimenez.
Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez rounded out the American League winners.
World Series champion and Dodgers star Mookie Betts, Nationals outfieler Juan Soto, Giants second baseman Donovan Solano and Padres teammates Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado completed the National League list.
Selections are based on a combination of offensive stats, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, in addition to the managers’ and coaches’ views of a player’s overall offensive value.