Found November 09, 2012 on
Bay Sports Nut:
Congratulations to Giants’ catcher Buster Posey for earning a 2012 Silver Slugger Award.
His .336 batting average landed him the National League batting title, as well.
This Silver Slugger award is, presumed by many, just a prelude to winning the 2012 National League Most Valuable Player award; which is expected to be announced next week.
Posey’s accomplishments this year are remarkable for a young catcher, whose first complete full season was just entered this year. He was promoted to the Giants’ full-time catcher in the middle of the 2010 season. Even more remarkable is the fact that Posey’s 2011 regular season was dramatically cut short when he suffered a broken leg injury in a violent play at the plate that May.
Posey spent a year in rehab. His injury was serious enough to cause concern that he may not fulfill his total potential. The fact that he did earned him the 2012 Comeback Player award.
Posey went into this season already with a World Series ring he helped earn in 2010. But last year’s injury abruptly ended his sophomore big-league season, and he had not yet recorded an entire full season as a Major League catcher.
This year will not be Posey’s only career numbers year, it’s merely his first. He’s only 25 years old.
This is the complete list of the 2012 National League Silver Slugger Award recipients.
C: Buster Posey
1B: Adam LaRoche
2B: Aaron Hill
3B: Chase Headley
SS: Ian Desmond
OF: Andrew McCutchen
OF: Jay Bruce
OF: Ryan Braun
P: Stephen Strasburg
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