Acuna Jr. among 4 Braves to earn Silver Sluggers

Four Atlanta Braves players highlighted this year’s Silver Slugger Awards, which were unveiled Thursday by Major League Baseball in honor of the best offensive players at every position in each league.

Winning from the Braves were Ronald Acuna Jr., Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna, who each won the award for the second time, and first-time winner Travis d’Arnaud.

The Chicago White Sox led the American League with three Silver Sluggers: shortstop Tim Anderson, left fielder Eloy Jimenez and first baseman Jose Abreu, who won the award for the third time after batting .317 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs.

It was the first honor for both Anderson and Jimenez.

Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout received his eighth Silver Slugger Award after batting .304 with 17 home runs and 56 RBIs this season.

Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz, Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez rounded out the American League winners.

World Series champion and Dodgers star Mookie Betts, Nationals outfieler Juan Soto, Giants second baseman Donovan Solano and Padres teammates Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado completed the National League list.

Selections are based on a combination of offensive stats, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, in addition to the managers’ and coaches’ views of a player’s overall offensive value.

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