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Salvador Pérez a finalist for Silver Slugger Award

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He could pass George Brett for most in club history.

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Royals catcher Salvador Pérez has been named a finalist for the 2021 Silver Slugger Award, as voted on by managers and coaches. Pérez smacked 48 home runs, setting a MLB record for most home runs by a player who spent at least 75 percent of his playing time at catcher. He led all American League catchers in runs, runs scored, doubles, total bases, and extra base hits. Salvy will be up against Tampa Bay’s Mike Zunino, who finished second among AL catchers with 33 home runs, and led all AL catchers with a least 300 plate appearances in slugging percentage. New York’s Gary Sanchez is the third finalist after hitting 23 home runs with a .423 slugging percentage.

American League catcher Silver Slugger finalists

Player PA HR BA OBA SLG wRC+
Player PA HR BA OBA SLG wRC+
Salvador Perez, KCR 665 48 .273 .316 .544 127
Gary Sanchez, NYY 440 23 .204 .307 .423 99
Mike Zunino, TBR 375 33 .216 .301 .559 134

Salvador Pérez has already won the award three times before - in 2016, 2018, and 2020. If he wins it a fourth time, he will pass George Brett for the most Silver Slugger Awards in club history.

Silver Slugger Award winners will be revealed on MLB Network on November 11 at 5 p.m. CT.

AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALISTS

1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR), Yuli Gurriel (HOU), Matt Olson (OAK)

2B: Marcus Semien (TOR), Jose Altuve (HOU), DJ LeMahieu (NYY), Jorge Polanco (MIN)

3B: Rafael Devers (BOS), Jose Ramirez (CLE), Kyle Seager (SEA)

SS: Carlos Correa (HOU), Xander Bogaerts (BOS), Tim Anderson (CWS), Bo Bichette (TOR)

OF: Cedric Mullins (BAL), Teoscar Hernández (TOR), Aaron Judge (NYY), Kyle Tucker (HOU),

Mitch Haniger (SEA), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR), Hunter Renfroe (BOS), Randy Arozarena (TB)

C: Salvador Perez (KC), Mike Zunino (TB), Gary Sánchez (NYY)

DH: Shohei Ohtani (LAA), Yordan Álvarez (HOU), Giancarlo Stanton (NYY), Joey Gallo (NYY),

Nelson Cruz (TB)

NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALISTS

1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL), Joey Votto (CIN), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Max Muncy (LAD)

2B: Ozzie Albies (ATL), Jonathan India (CIN), Jake Cronenworth (SD), Justin Turner (LAD)

3B: Austin Riley (ATL), Manny Machado (SD), Nolan Arenado (STL), Patrick Wisdom (CHC)

SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD), Brandon Crawford (SF), Trea Turner (LAD), Willy Adames (MIL)

OF: Juan Soto (WAS), Nick Castellanos (CIN), Bryce Harper (PHI), Bryan Reynolds (PIT),

Adam Duvall (ATL), Jesse Winker (CIN), Tyler O’Neill (STL)

C: Buster Posey (SF), Will Smith (LAD), J.T. Realmuto (PHI), Omar Narváez (MIL)

P: German Marquez (COL), Max Fried (ATL), Jacob DeGrom (NYM), Madison Bumgarner (AZ)