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Anthony Rizzo Did Not Win the Silver Slugger at First Base in the NL, Which is Ridiculous

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anthony rizzo featureAnthony Rizzo led all National League first basemen in …

  • On-base percentage.
  • Slugging percentage.
  • OPS.
  • wOBA.
  • wRC+.
  • WAR.
  • Home Runs.

Anthony Rizzo did not, however, win tonight’s Silver Slugger award at first base. It went to Adrian Gonzalez, probably because he topped Rizzo in the all-important RBI category.

In every other respect – that is to say, every statistical category that matters – Rizzo whooped Gonzalez. Rizzo had him by 46(!) points of wOBA, by 25(!) points of wRC+, and by 96(!!!) points of OPS. Hell, Rizzo even got Gonzalez by 10 points in batting average, so it ain’t like the baseball card stats did him in.


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But clearly Gonzalez was the better offensive player this year. OK.

I could deal with the Gold Glove Gonzalez took from Rizzo this year, but this, man. This will not stand.


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Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor of Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.

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