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Blue Jays: Six players named finalists for 2022 Silver Slugger Award

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 07: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27, Teoscar Hernandez #37, Bo Bichette #11, and Matt Chapman #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays stand during the national anthems before playing the Seattle Mariners during in Game One of their AL Wild Card series at Rogers Centre on October 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 07: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27, Teoscar Hernandez #37, Bo Bichette #11, and Matt Chapman #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays stand during the national anthems before playing the Seattle Mariners during in Game One of their AL Wild Card series at Rogers Centre on October 7, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 03: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 03, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Bo Bichette – Shortstop

After a somewhat slow start to the year, Bo Bichette found a rhythm midway through the season and really turned on the jets in September, hitting a .403 batting average with seven home runs (including a three-home run day) and breaking a franchise record for most hits within a calendar month with 48.

Bichette finishes the season with .290/.333/.469 slash line and 24 home runs with a .802 OPS. His 189 hits on the year lead the AL and he finishes second on the team in terms of batting average and RBI.

Bo Bichette going for first Silver Slugger Award

Competing for his first Silver Slugger Award, leading the league in hits will definitely carry some weight but he also sits third in fWAR (4.5), wRC+ (129), and wOBA (.347). The competition will be tough against Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Correa but hopefully leading the league in his is an added bonus.

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