The Toronto Blue Jays players continue to earn awards as a trio of Blue Jays receive Silver Slugger Awards. As the awards are announced the players from the 2021 Blue Jays continue to earn them.
The three recipients are first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Infielder Marcus Semien, and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. And Marcus Semien earn the award for the first time in their careers, Teoscar Hernandez has now received the award twice as he was a Silver Slugger in 2020.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Earns First Silver Slugger Award
Just a day after winning the Hank Aaron Award Guerrero Jr. Receives the Silver Slugger award for the first time in his young career. Vladimir was on top in all batting stat categories the entire 2021 season. He was one of the hottest hitters in MLB and it’s no surprise Vladimir has been awarded the Silver Slugger Award.
A break out season for the 22-year old infielder, Guerrero Jr posted 188 hits, 48 home runs and a .311 batting average. In his third MLB season Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Was the highest voted MLB All-Star and also earned the All-star game MVP honors.
Marcus Semien earns Silver Slugger for First Time
His Career best season continues to earn the veteran infielder more hardware, Marcus Semien earns the Silver Slugger award for the first time in his career. Still soaking in his Gold Glove Title he can now add the Silver Slugger award as the best hitting second baseman.
Marcus Semien may have earned himself more than just these couple awards as he is a finalist for the MVP Award with teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. A storybook season for Semiend, thanks in large part to his impressive record setting 45 home runs which was the most homeruns hit by a second baseman, he had 173 hits and a .265 batting average in 162 games played in 2021.
Teoscar Hernandez Back to Back Silver Slugger
Just a year ago Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez received his first ever Silver Slugger Award, he has done it again for the second time in as many years. This season Teoscar battled with Covid-19 symptoms and was not in the lineup for a brief period of time to begin the season. You wouldn’t have been able to tell as he returned and it seemed as though he never left.
An outstanding season at the plate helped him earn his first All-star invitation. Teoscar accumulated 163 hits, 34 homeruns, and a .296 batting Average in 2021. Hernandez has been a key contributor to the Toronto Blue Jays success and he will likely continue to be so he continues on in his career.
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