Friday, November 12, 2010

Cano Takes Home Second Silver Slugger

I feel sort of foolish even posting this, as I'm not sure that the formality of the announcement was even needed. Let's take a look at the field.

Robinson Cano - .319/.381/.534, 145 wRC+, 29 HR, 3 SB
Dustin Pedroia - .288/.367.493, 135 wRC+, 12 HR, 9 SB
Ian Kisler - .286/.382/.412, 122 wRC+, 9 HR, 15 SB
Mark Ellis - .291/.358/.381, 106 wRC+, 5 HR, 7 SB
Orlando Hudson - .268/.338/.372, 100 wRC+, 6 HR, 10 SB

Should that not paint a vivid enough picture of Cano's dominance relative to the rest of the American League, keep in mind that his two closest competitors - Pedroia and Kinsler - missed a combined 146 games, while also posting much better numbers at home.

Here are the AL and NL winners, courtesy of

American League
C - Joe Mauer, Twins
1B - Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B - Robinson Cano, Yankees
3B - Adrian Beltre, Red Sox
SS - Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
OF - Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
OF - Carl Crawford, Rays
OF - Josh Hamilton, Rangers
DH - Vladimir Guerrero, Rangers

National League
C - Brian McCann, Braves
1B - Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2B - Dan Uggla, Marlins
3B - Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
SS - Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
OF - Ryan Braun, Brewers
OF - Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF - Matt Holliday, Cardinals
P - Yovani Gallardo, Brewers

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