Congrats to the Chicago Cubs’ Three – Kinda Four? – Silver Slugger Finalists

Today the finalists for the 2023 Silver Slugger awards were announced, and the Chicago Cubs have three on the list.

Probably the three you’d guess:

Since Cody Bellinger got the nod at both the outfield spot and the utility spot, I think that counts as two, right? So four finalists for the Cubs? Maybe 3.5?

I’m not sure any of the three will win the award when you review the other candidates, but Bellinger probably has the best chance at the utility spot, if Mookie Betts wins one for the outfield and the voters limit him to that one? (I don’t think that’s likely. Still nice to be a finalist, though.)

The full list of finalists is here at, but the National League looks like this:

Pete Alonso, NYM
Freddie Freeman, LAD
Matt Olson, ATL

Ozzie Albies, ATL
Luis Arraez, MIA
Ketel Marte, AZ

Nolan Arenado, STL
Manny Machado, SD
Max Muncy, LAD
Austin Riley, ATL

Xander Bogaerts, SD
Francisco Lindor, NYM
Dansby Swanson, CHC
Trea Turner, PHI

Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL
Mookie Betts, LAD
Cody Bellinger, CHC
Corbin Carroll, AZ
Kyle Schwarber, PHI
Juan Soto, SD
Seiya Suzuki, CHC

William Contreras, MIL
Sean Murphy, ATL
J.T. Realmuto, PHI
Will Smith, LAD

Bryce Harper, PHI
J.D. Martinez, LAD
Marcell Ozuna, ATL
Jorge Soler, MIA

Cody Bellinger, CHC
Mookie Betts, LAD
Ha-Seong Kim, SD
Spencer Steer, CIN

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.

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