ICYMI: Comeback Player of the Year & Silver Slugger Awards


ICYMI: 

The two winners of the MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards for 2014 are the Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Chris Young.

Casey McGehee. Getty Images

Casey McGehee. Getty Images

McGehee, 32, who was playing in Japan in 2013 hit .287/.355/.357 with 4 home runs and 29 doubles.

 

Chris Young. Getty Images.

Chris Young. Getty Images.

Young, 35, who also didn’t play in 2013 due to a string of injuries, did not even make the Nationals’ Opening Day roster. He opted out of his contract and landed in Seattle where he went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 30 appearances, 29 of them starts.  

ICYMI:

Courtsey of Yahoo Sports, here are the list of the American League and National League Silver Slugger Award winners:

AMERICAN LEAGUE
1B: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox, (.317, 36 HR, 107 RBI)
2B: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (.341, 7 HR, 59 RBI, 56 SB)
3B: Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers (.324, 19 HR, 77 RBI)
SS: Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox (.273, 15 HR, 74 RBI, 21 SB)
OF: Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays (.286, 35 HR, 103 RBI, 104 BB)
OF: Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians (.327, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 23 SB)
OF: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (.287, 36 HR, 111 RBI, 83 BB)
C: Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians (.278, 21 HR, 74 RBI)
DH: Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers (.335, 32, HR, 103 RBI, 70 BB)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers (.276, 27 HR, 116 RBI)
2B: Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates (.271, 23 HR, 76 RBI)
3B: Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals (.287, 21 HR, 83 RBI)
SS: Ian Desmond, Nationals (.255, 24 HR, 91 RBI, 24 SB)
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (.314, 25 HR, 83 RBI, 84 BB)
OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (.288, 37 HR, 105 RBI, 94 BB)
OF: Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves (.270, 29 HR, 102 RBI)
C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants (.311, 22 HR, 89 RBI)
P: Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (.258, 4 HR, 15 RBI, .286 OBP)

Notes: 

Giancarlo Stanton. Getty Images.

Giancarlo Stanton. Getty Images.

Eight players, including Giancarlo Stanton (can you imagine that?!), took home their first Silver Slugger Awards. 

Adrian Beltre topped the list of all 18 Silver Sluggers taking home his fourth career award.