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Silver Slugger Awards announced tonight

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 02, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Last night it was ESPN that broadcast the Gold Glove winners. Tonight, MLB Network is broadcasting the Silver Sluggers. The hour-long special begins at 6 p.m. ET.

Surely Curtis Granderson is a favorite to win one in the outfield, and Robinson Cano has the American League’s best offensive numbers at second base.

Mark Teixeira hit more home runs than any other AL first baseman, but he’s not going to beat Miguel Cabrera or Adrian Gonzalez for the Silver Slugger. Derek Jeter’s probably not going to win at shortstop either, but that strong second half left him with the second-highest batting average and the second-highest on-base percentage of any shortstop in the league. Alex Rodriguez didn’t play nearly enough to be in the mix at third.

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