Louisville Slugger, the official bat supplier of Major League Baseball, announced the 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners in a special hour-long telecast exclusively on MLB Network, hosted by Greg Amsinger and Mark DeRosa.

Eight of the 18 team members are first-time Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winners, including American League batting champion Jose Altuve, National League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton and American League rookie sensation Jose Abreu. Meanwhile, Adrian Beltre landed his fourth Silver Slugger Award, while Jose Bautista, Ian Desmond, Andrew McCutchen and Mike Trout all won their third.

The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award winners were determined by a vote of Major League Baseball managers and coaches who selected the players they felt were the best offensive producers at each position in both the American and National Leagues in 2014. Selections were based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, as well as the managers and coaches general impressions of a players overall offensive value. Managers and coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own teams. Tabulation of the balloting was verified by the accounting firm of Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP.

2014 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Winners

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Pos.

Winner

Team

Stats

# SSAs won

1B

Jose Abreu

Chicago White Sox

.317, 36 HR, 107 RBI

1st

2B

Jose Altuve

Houston Astros

.341, 7 HR, 59 RBI, 56 SB

1st

3B

Adrian Beltre

Texas Rangers

.324, 19 HR, 77 RBI

4th –  04, 10, 11, 14

SS

Alexei Ramirez

Chicago White Sox

.273, 15 HR, 74 RBI, 21 SB

2nd – 10, 14

OF

Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays

.286, 35 HR, 103 RBI, 104 BB

3rd-10, 11, 14

OF

Michael Brantley

Cleveland Indians

.327, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 23 SB

1st

OF

Mike Trout

L.A. Angels

.287, 36 HR, 111 RBI, 83 BB

3rd-12, 13, 14

C

Yan Gomes

Cleveland Indians

.278, 21 HR, 74 RBI

1st

DH

Victor Martinez

Detroit Tigers

.335, 32, HR, 103 RBI, 70 BB

2nd-04, 14

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pos.

Winner

Team

Stats

# SSAs won

1B

Adrian Gonzalez

L.A. Dodgers

.276, 27 HR, 116 RBI

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