List of Silver Slugger Award winners at shortstop

Barry Larkin follows through after a hit, wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform
Barry Larkin is the Silver Slugger Award leader among shortstops, with nine wins.

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball (MLB). These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value."[1] Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team.[1] The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats.[2] The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league[1] and plated with sterling silver.[3]

Among shortstops, Barry Larkin is the leader in Silver Slugger Awards, with nine wins between 1988 and 1999, including five consecutive awards (1988–1992).[4] Larkin is fourth all-time in Silver Slugger wins among all positions, behind outfielder Barry Bonds,[5] catcher Mike Piazza[6] and third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who won his first seven awards at shortstop before a position change.[7] Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. won eight Silver Sluggers as a shortstop from 1983 to 1993.[8] Derek Jeter won five Silver Sluggers as a shortstop (2006–2009; 2012),[9] while Ian Desmond (2012–2014),[10] Alan Trammell (1987–1988, 1990),[11], Édgar Rentería (2000; 2002–2003)[12] and Xander Bogaerts (2015–2016; 2019)[13] won three.

Rodriguez' offensive statistics in his seven Silver Slugger-winning seasons lead American League and major league shortstops in most categories;[7] his batting average of .358 and .631 slugging percentage in 1996, .420 on-base percentage in 2000 and 57 home runs in 2002 are records among winning shortstops.[7] The lone category in which Rodriguez does not lead the American League is runs batted in (RBI), where Miguel Tejada is the leader; he batted in 150 runs in 2004.[14] The RBI leader in the National League is Trevor Story, who batted in 108 runs in 2018.[15] In contrast, Rodriguez collected RBI totals over 110 (ranging from 111 in 1999 to 142 in 2002) in all of his Silver Slugger-winning seasons,[7] highlighting the difference in power and production between American League and National League shortstops.[16] Other National League leaders include Larkin and Hanley Ramírez, who led in batting average (Larkin and Ramírez batted .342 in 1989 and 2009 respectively) and on-base percentage (Larkin and Ramírez with .410 in 1996 and 2009 respectively), along with Rich Aurilia, who leads in slugging percentage (.572, 2001).[17] Aurilla is also tied with Story as the National League leader in home runs (Aurilla and Story hit 37 in 2001 and 2018 respectively). Though he has never played in the National League, Rodriguez' 40 or more home runs in six of his seven winning seasons at shortstop are greater than any total hit by a National League winner at third base.[7]

Key[edit]

Year Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
AVG Batting average
OBP On-base percentage
SLG Slugging percentage
HR Home runs
RBI Runs batted in
Ref References
* Winner of the most Silver Sluggers in Major League Baseball as a shortstop
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League winners[edit]

Asdrúbal Cabrera won the 2011 AL Silver Slugger winner.
Derek Jeter swings at a pitch
Derek Jeter won four consecutive AL Silver Slugger Awards at shortstop (2006–2009) and another in 2012.
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers .293 .321 .519 23 87 [18]
1981 Rick Burleson California Angels .293 .357 .372 5 33 [19]
1982 Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers .331 .379 .578 29 114 [20]
1983 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .318 .371 .517 27 102 [21]
1984 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .304 .374 .510 27 86 [22]
1985 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .282 .347 .469 26 110 [23]
1986 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .282 .355 .461 25 81 [24]
1987 Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers .343 .402 .551 28 105 [25]
1988 Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers .311 .373 .464 15 69 [26]
1989 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .257 .317 .401 21 93 [27]
1990 Alan Trammell Detroit Tigers .304 .377 .449 14 89 [28]
1991 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .323 .374 .566 34 114 [29]
1992 Travis Fryman Detroit Tigers .266 .316 .416 20 96 [30]
1993 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .257 .329 .420 24 90 [31]
1994 Cal Ripken, Jr. Baltimore Orioles .315 .364 .459 13 75 [32]
1995 John Valentin Boston Red Sox .298 .399 .533 27 102 [33]
1996 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners .358 .414 .631 36 123 [34]
1997 Nomar Garciaparra Boston Red Sox .306 .342 .534 30 98 [35]
1998 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners .310 .360 .560 42 124 [36]
1999 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners .285 .357 .586 42 111 [37]
2000 Alex Rodriguez Seattle Mariners .316 .420 .606 41 132 [38]
2001 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers .318 .399 .622 52 135 [39]
2002 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers .300 .392 .623 57 142 [40]
2003 Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers .298 .396 .600 47 118 [41]
2004 Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles .311 .360 .534 34 150 [42]
2005 Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles .304 .349 .515 26 98 [43]
2006 Derek Jeter New York Yankees .343 .417 .483 14 97 [44]
2007 Derek Jeter New York Yankees .322 .388 .452 12 73 [45]
2008 Derek Jeter New York Yankees .300 .363 .408 11 69 [46]
2009 Derek Jeter New York Yankees .334 .406 .465 18 66 [47]
2010 Alexei Ramírez Chicago White Sox .282 .313 .431 18 70 [48]
2011 Asdrúbal Cabrera Cleveland Indians .273 .332 .460 25 92 [49]
2012 Derek Jeter New York Yankees .316 .362 .429 15 58 [50]
2013 J. J. Hardy Baltimore Orioles .263 .306 .433 25 76 [51]
2014 Alexei Ramírez Chicago White Sox .273 .305 .408 15 74 [52]
2015 Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox .320 .355 .421 7 81 [53]
2016 Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox .294 .356 .446 21 89 [54]
2017 Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians .273 .337 .505 33 89 [55]
2018 Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians .277 .352 .519 38 92 [56]
2019 Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox .309 .384 .555 33 117 [57]

National League winners[edit]

Troy Tulowitzki is the NL's most recent Silver Slugger winner. He has won the award in back-to-back seasons (2010 and 2011).
Hanley Ramirez picks up his front foot as he prepares to swing at a pitch
Hanley Ramirez won back-to-back NL Silver Slugger Awards in 2008 and 2009.
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Garry Templeton St. Louis Cardinals .319 .342 .417 4 43 [58]
1981 Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds .306 .358 .409 5 67 [59]
1982 Dave Concepción Cincinnati Reds .287 .337 .371 5 53 [60]
1983 Dickie Thon Houston Astros .286 .341 .457 20 79 [61]
1984 Garry Templeton San Diego Padres .258 .312 .320 2 35 [62]
1985 Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos .269 .310 .413 13 100 [63]
1986 Hubie Brooks Montreal Expos .340 .388 .569 14 58 [64]
1987 Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals .303 .392 .383 0 75 [65]
1988 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .296 .347 .429 12 56 [66]
1989 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .342 .375 .446 4 36 [67]
1990 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .301 .358 .396 7 67 [68]
1991 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .302 .378 .506 20 69 [69]
1992 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .304 .377 .454 12 78 [70]
1993 Jay Bell Pittsburgh Pirates .310 .392 .437 9 51 [71]
1994 Wil Cordero Montreal Expos .294 .363 .489 15 63 [72]
1995 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .319 .394 .492 15 66 [73]
1996 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .298 .410 .567 33 89 [74]
1997 Jeff Blauser Atlanta Braves .308 .405 .482 17 70 [75]
1998 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .309 .397 .504 17 72 [76]
1999 Barry Larkin* Cincinnati Reds .293 .390 .420 12 75 [77]
2000 Edgar Rentería St. Louis Cardinals .278 .346 .423 16 76 [78]
2001 Rich Aurilia San Francisco Giants .324 .369 .572 37 97 [79]
2002 Edgar Rentería St. Louis Cardinals .305 .364 .439 11 83 [80]
2003 Edgar Rentería St. Louis Cardinals .330 .394 .480 13 100 [81]
2004 Jack Wilson Pittsburgh Pirates .308 .335 .459 11 59 [82]
2005 Felipe López Cincinnati Reds .291 .352 .486 23 85 [83]
2006 José Reyes New York Mets .300 .354 .487 19 81 [84]
2007 Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies .296 .344 .531 30 94 [85]
2008 Hanley Ramírez Florida Marlins .301 .400 .540 33 67 [86]
2009 Hanley Ramírez Florida Marlins .342 .410 .543 24 106 [87]
2010 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies .315 .381 .568 27 95 [88]
2011 Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies .302 .372 .544 30 105 [89]
2012 Ian Desmond Washington Nationals .292 .335 .511 25 73 [90]
2013 Ian Desmond Washington Nationals .280 .331 .453 20 80 [91]
2014 Ian Desmond Washington Nationals .255 .313 .430 24 91 [92]
2015 Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants .256 .321 .462 21 84 [93]
2016 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers .308 .365 .512 26 72 [94]
2017 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers .295 .375 .479 22 77 [95]
2018 Trevor Story Colorado Rockies .291 .348 .567 37 108 [96]
2019 Trevor Story Colorado Rockies .294 .363 .554 35 85 [97]

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