LAST MINUTE: Major League Baseball announced NOMINEES for the 2021 Silver Bat award

By Daniel de Malas

Major League Baseball has announced the nominees for this 2021 Silver Bat award, which is awarded to the most outstanding offense by position in both leagues, in addition to also awarding the designated hitter in the American League.

There are 4 teams that have a total of 5 players on this list, with a quintet per capita for Astros, Braves, Yankees and Blue Jays, while for Cuba there is a quartet of representatives on the list.

Brothers Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel join Yordan Álvarez and Randy Arozarena as ours on the list.

The last Cuban to win a Silver Bat was José Abreu in 2020, where he had an extraordinary year that crowned him American MVP.

None of the 4 have won this award yet in their careers.

The winners will be announced on November 11 and will be the result of the votes of the managers and 3 coaches of each of the 30 MLB teams.


First base: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR), Yuli Gurriel (HOU), Matt Olson (OAK)
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 Bogaerts (BOS), Tim Anderson (CWS), Bo Bichette (TOR)
Outfielders: 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 )
Catcher: Salvador Perez (KC), Mike Zunino (TB), Gary Sánchez (NYY)
Designated hitter: Shohei Ohtani (LAA), Yordan Alvarez (HOU), Giancarlo Stanton (NYY), Joey Gallo (NYY), Nelson Cruz (TB)


First base: Freddie Freeman (ATL), Joey Votto (CIN), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Max Muncy (LAD)
Second base: Ozzie Albies (ATL), Jonathan India (CIN), Jake Cronenworth (SD), Justin Turner (LAD)
Third base: Austin Riley (ATL), Manny Machado (SD), Nolan Arenado (STL), Patrick Wisdom (CHC)
Shortstop: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD), Brandon Crawford (SF), Trea Turner (LAD), Willy Adames (MIL)
Outfielders: Juan Soto (WAS), Nick Castellanos (CIN), Bryce Harper (PHI), Bryan Reynolds (PIT), Adam Duvall (ATL), Jesse Winker (CIN), Tyler O’Neill (STL)
Receiver: Buster Posey (SF), Will Smith (LAD), JT Realmuto (PHI), Omar Narváez (MIL)
Pitcher: Germán Márquez (COL), Max Fried (ATL), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Madison Bumgarner (ARI)

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LAST MINUTE: Major League Baseball announced NOMINEES for the 2021 Silver Bat award