Jose Altuve and Buster Posey win fourth Silver Slugger Awards

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

Outfielder Justin Upton and DH Nelson Cruz rounded out the American League winners. It is given to the top offensive players at each position in the American and National Leagues.

Nelson led the club in games, runs, home runs, RBI, walks, on-base percentage, slugging, OPS and extra-base hits.

2017 had the most home runs in a single season, with the 2000 record being broken on September 19.

Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have been named 2017 Silver Slugger Award winners, as announced this evening by Louisville Slugger® and MLB Network. He also hit 24 homers, had 81 RBIs and stole 32 bases in the regular season to lead the Astros to the AL West title.

Springer hit.283 with 34 homers, 85 RBIs and 112 runs scored and made his first All-Star team.

Any award attributed to the 2017 Giants should be relished, and one that involves the word "slugger" should particularly be cherished, given the Giants were second to last in batting stats. He set career-bests in RBI, walks and on-base percentage. Selections were 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 overall offensive value.

November 9: DH Nelson Cruz wins American League Silver Slugger award after hitting 39 home runs leading the league with 119 RBIs.

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