Blue Jays: Six players named finalists for 2022 Silver Slugger Award
George Springer – Outfield/Designated Hitter
Fitting in two Silver Slugger categories this year is George Springer, who split his time between both positions due to a nagging elbow injury that also saw him sit on the IL towards the middle of August, with the Blue Jays All-Star having recent surgery to remove bone spurs.
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This year, Springer slashed .267/.342/.472 while ranking second on the Blue Jays in terms of OPS and OPS+ with a .814 and 131 respectively. He also added 25 home runs and 76 RBI and when Springer was out of the lineup, it was noticeable on the Jays roster, as he was a key member both offensively and defensively for this squad.
Springer will be battling for his third Silver Slugger Award this year but will be in for a challenge in both categories he is nominated in, as the competition is rough in the outfield category (as I already mentioned) and the DH position does not get any easier with Yordan Álvarez, Giancarlo Stanton, Adolis García, and Shohei Ohtani also being named finalists.