After winning the first Gold Glove of his career earlier this week, Robinson Cano added a second Silver Slugger to his personal trophy case earlier tonight (he also won in 2006). The honor shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to Cano, who pretty much blew away the field among second basemen in the AL, with Howie Kendrick and Ian Kinsler being very, very distant competition.
Cano’s numbers? Only a .319 average, .381 OBP, .534 slugging percentage with 103 runs, 29 home runs and 109 RBI. It was by far the best season of Cano’s career and, by winning both offensive and defensive awards, shows how Cano has developed into an all-around star. Carl Crawford and Joe Mauer joined Cano as the only other AL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winners.
* That’s an AP shot of Cano at the plate.