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Cano and Jeter win Silver Slugger Awards

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the announcement from the Yankees.

Earlier tonight, Louisville Slugger announced that New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and shortstop Derek Jeter were recipients of 2012 American League Silver Slugger Awards, marking the seventh time in the last eight seasons that multiple Yankees have received the honor in the same year. The Yankees were one of three teams to win more than one award this year, along with Detroit and Washington.

For Cano, it marks his fourth career Silver Slugger Award, and third straight (also 2006). Cano becomes the first Yankee to win Silver Sluggers in three consecutive seasons since shortstop Derek Jeter won four straight awards from 2006-09, and just the fifth Yankee overall to accomplish the feat since the award was first presented in 1980 (also Dave Winfield, 1981-85; Don Mattingly, 1985-87; and Jorge Posada, 2000-03). His four Silver Sluggers match the most for any American League second baseman (also Roberto Alomar, Julio Franco and Lou Whitaker), and only Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg (a seven-time winner) has more among Major League second basemen.

Cano batted .313 (196-for-627) with 105R, 48 doubles, 33HR and 94RBI in 161 games in 2012, tying his career high in doubles (also 2009) and establishing a career high in home runs. Cano led all Major League second basemen in games played (161), hits (196), doubles (48), home runs (33), RBI (94) and batting average (.313), and tied the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler for most runs among Major League second basemen (105).

For Jeter, it marks his fifth career Silver Slugger Award, after also taking the honor in four straight years from 2006-09. Among American League shortstops, only Cal Ripken Jr. (eight) and teammate Alex Rodriguez (seven) have won the award more times since its inception in 1980. Jeter is the only Yankees shortstop to ever win a Silver Slugger Award.

The Yankees shortstop hit .316 (216-for-683) with 99R, 32 doubles, 15HR and 58RBI in 159 games in 2012, marking the most hits in the Majors this past season and his second-most hits in a single season (219H in 1999). Jeter also ranked among AL leaders in at-bats (first), average (fifth) and runs (ninth). He also tied Miguel Cabrera for the most multi-hit games (64) in the Majors.





21 Responses to “Cano and Jeter win Silver Slugger Awards”

  1. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Pretty awesome seasons for them both

  2. Bronx Jeers November 8th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    694 hits away from 4,000.

    What did Pete Rose say when Jeter reached 2,000? The 1st 2,000 are the easiest?

  3. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats to both Robi and Jeet!

  4. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    If Rose doesn’t want his record broke then he had better stop telling Jeter he can’t do it….I don’t think it’s a big goal for Jeter…..but if he got in his head that he wanted it I wouldnt bet against him

  5. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #rangers not willing to give up profar or andrus for justin upton. w/o either, deal with texas very unlikely

    Don’t blame them….don’t think I would either .

    The Yanks do have some combinations of players that could interst the Dbacks….just depends how much Towers liked them.

  6. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: #nats gm mike rizzo on zack greinke: “what’s not to like?” rizzo nearly acquired greinke 2 yrs ago.

  7. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Jnorris427: Longtime #Yankees scout Bill Livesey named senior advisor to the general manager for the #Pirates

  8. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    @PeteAbe: RT @dylanohernandez: Source: Kuroda is drawing interest from several teams, including some that are talking to him about 2-year deals.

    I wouldn’t give Kuroda two years I don’t think….it depends on the money but if he declines and has other 2 year offers then is consider letting him go …..taking the draft pick and the pursuing maybe Haren if he’d do a one year deal

  9. blake November 8th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Is Bay worth a look as a cheapie RH DH ?

  10. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Blake, no to Jason Bay.

  11. tucker November 8th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Didn’t Kuroda say that he only wanted one year? He doesn’t seem to be as motivated by money as most players are. Make me like the guy even more.

  12. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I thought the whole idea of the one year is that he gives himself the yearly option of returning to Ja

  13. yankee21 November 8th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Wasn’t too long ago where the report on Kuroda-san was go back to Japan or stay with the NYY. IMO that is still what will happen. The guy is loyal to the core.

    I’d keep my arms wide open to welcome him back as #2. OTOH if he opts for Japan I thank him and wish him the best of luck.

  14. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    To Japan if Kuroda so desires. Two years isn’t congruent with that philosophy.

  15. yankeefeminista November 8th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thought Dodgers were also again in the Kuroda mix.

  16. yankee21 November 8th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    NYY will be in big trouble if both Kuroda opts for Japan and Andy decides to hang up the cleats for good.

    You just know Cashman will empty the farm for some BS mediocre pitcher. There is no stopping him.

    NY will find something not perfect with Haren and/or procrastinate on other options and they will be stuck with left-overs. And will pay big dollars for the privilege.

    Can Raul Ibanez pitch?

  17. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Jonesy has a nice arm.

  18. yankee21 November 8th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Since NY’ OS began there has been one major positive development the sh** canning of Nardi and the hiring of Gil Patterson. That was a really good move.

    I hope on Feb 15 there is at least one more positive development to cite besides re-signing 41 year Raul to be the primary DH against RHP.

  19. austinmac November 8th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Does Soriano’s expected decline change anything? Does it give more money for Kuroda this year? Or as a practical matter not matter since 2014 precludes other significant moves?

  20. Yanks78 November 8th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    BloggingBombers Source: 5 teams have serious interest in Nick Swisher, including Rangers & Mariners. Swisher plans to reject the Yankees’ qualifying offer.

  21. blake November 8th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Swisher is a good fit for a lot of teams

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