Louisville Slugger, the official bat of Major League Baseball, announced the finalists for the 2021 Silver Bat Awards on Monday. Finalists are chosen based on votes from managers and coaches in the National League and the American League.
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR), Yuli Gurriel (HOU), Matt Olson (OAK)
2B: Marcus Semien (TOR), José Altuve (HOU), DJ LeMahieu (NYY), Jorge Polanco (MIN)
3B: Rafael Devers (BOS), José Ramírez (CLE), Kyle Seager (SEA)
SS: Carlos Correa (HOU), Xander Bogaerts (BOS), Tim Anderson (CWS), Bo Bichette (TOR)
OF: 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)
C: Salvador Pérez (KC), Mike Zunino (TB), Gary Sánchez (NYY)
BD: Shohei Ohtani (LAA), Yordan Álvarez (HOU), Giancarlo Stanton (NYY), Joey Gallo (NYY), Nelson Cruz (TB)
1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL), Joey Votto (CIN), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Max Muncy (LAD)
2B: Ozzie Albies (ATL), Jonathan India (CIN), Jake Cronenworth (SD), Justin Turner (LAD)
3B: Austin Riley (ATL), Manny Machado (SD), Nolan Arenado (STL), Patrick Wisdom (CHC)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD), Brandon Crawford (SF), Trea Turner (LAD), Willy Adames (MIL)
OF: Juan Soto (WAS), Nick Castellanos (CIN), Bryce Harper (PHI), Bryan Reynolds (PIT), Adam Duvall (ATL), Jesse Winker (CIN), Tyler O’Neill (STL)
C: Buster Posey (SF), Will Smith (LAD), J.T. Realmuto (PHI), Omar Narváez (MIL)
Q: Germán Márquez (COL), Max Fried (ATL), Jacob DeGrom (NYM), Madison Bumgarner (AZ)
The winners of the Silver Bat will be announced during a one-hour broadcast on MLB Network on November 11 at 6 p.m. This will be the 13th consecutive year that the MLB Network will make the exclusive announcement of the Silver Bat, which were delivered by first time in 1980.
The Silver Bat awards are decided by a vote of managers and coaches who select the players who in their opinion were the best offensive producers at each position in the National League and the American League. Each team can cast four votes: that of the manager and those of three coaches of their choice. The votes are based on a combination of offensive statistics such as OPS, OPS +, home runs, RBIs, batting average, bases reached and runs scored, as well as the general impressions of the managers and coaches of the offensive contribution of the players.