Major League Baseball has announced the nominees for the 2021 Silver Racquet – Full Swing
Written by Daniel de Malas
Major League Baseball has announced the nominees for the 2021 Silver Bat award, which is awarded to the most outstanding offensive player by position in each of the two leagues, as well as awarding the designated hitter to the Major League Soccer.
There are 4 teams that have a total of 5 players on this list, with a five-person quota of the Astros, Braves, Yankees and Blue Jays, while for Cuba there is a four-man group on the roster.
Brothers Ulesky and Lords Guriel join Yordan Alvarez and Randy Arrosarina as our list runner-up.
The last Cuban to win the silver bat was José Abreu in 2020, having had an exceptional year crowning it The best player in America.
The winners will be announced on November 11th and will be the result of a vote of managers and 3 coaches for each of the 30 MLB teams.
First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR), Yuli Gouriel (HOU), Matt Olson (UK)
Second base: Marcus Semien (TOR), Jose Altuve (HOU), DJ LeMahieu (NYY), Jorge Polanco (MIN)
Third base: Rafael Devers (BOS), José Ramírez (CLE), Kyle Seager (SEA)
Shortstop: Carlos Correa (HOU), Xander Bogarts (BOS), Tim Anderson (CWS), Bo Pechet (TOR)
Jardineros: Cedric Mullins (PAL), Tuscar Hernandez (Tour), Aaron Judge (NY), Kyle Tucker (HOU), Mitch Hanegger (SEA), Lourdes Jouriel Jr (Tour), Hunter Renfrew (Boss), Randy Arrozarina (TB) )
Catcher: Salvador Perez (KC), Mike Zunino (TB), Gary Sanchez (New York)
Designated hitter: Shohei Ohtani (LAA), Yordan Alvarez (HOU), Giancarlo Stanton (NYY), Joey Gallo (NYY), Nelson Cruz (TB)
Primera Base: Freddie Freeman (ATL), Joey Votto (CIN), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Max Muncy (LAD)
Base Two: Ozzie Albies (ATL), Jonathan India (CIN), Jake Cronenworth (SD), Justin Turner (LAD)
Tercera Base: Austin Riley (ATL), Manny Machado (SD), Nolan Arenado (STL), Patrick Wisdom (CHC)
Shortstop: Fernando Tates Jr. (SD), Brandon Crawford (San Francisco), Tria Turner (LAD), Willie Adams (MIL)
Jardineros: Juan Soto (WAS), Nick Castellanos (CIN), Bryce Harper (PHI), Brian Reynolds (PIT), Adam Duvall (ATL), Jesse Winker (CIN), Tyler O’Neill (STL)
Future: Buster Posey (SF), Will Smith (LAD), JT Realmuto (PHI), Omar Narváez (MIL)
Jug: Germán Márquez (COL), Max Fried (ATL), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Madison Bumgarner (ARI)