List of Silver Slugger Award winners at catcher

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Mike Piazza is the all-time leader in Silver Slugger Awards among catchers, winning ten consecutive from 1993 to 2002.

The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball (MLB). These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage (OBP), in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value".[1] Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team.[1] The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats.[2] The award is a bat-shaped trophy, 3 feet (91 cm) tall, engraved with the names of each of the winners from the league[1] and plated with sterling silver.[3]

Among catchers, Mike Piazza has won the most Silver Slugger Awards, with ten consecutive wins in the National League between 1993 and 2002;[4] this is the most Silver Sluggers won consecutively by any player in Major League Baseball.[5][6] In the American League, Iván Rodríguez has won the most Silver Sluggers, with six consecutive wins from 1994 to 1999, and a seventh when he tied with Víctor Martínez in 2004.[7][8] Lance Parrish won the American League award six times (1980, 1982–1984, 1986, and 1990),[9] and Jorge Posada has won it five times, including four consecutive (2000–2003, 2007).[10] Hall of Famer Gary Carter (1981–1983, 1984–1986) and Brian McCann (2006, 2008-2011) are five-time winners in the National League.[11][12] Other multiple awardees include Joe Mauer (four wins; 2006, 2008–2010),[13] Benito Santiago (four wins; 1987–1988, 1990–1991),[14] Mickey Tettleton (three wins; 1989, 1991–1992)[15] and Carlton Fisk (three wins; 1981, 1985, 1988).[16] McCann and Alex Avila are the most recent National and American League winners, respectively.

Piazza holds several Major League records for catchers in a Silver Slugger-winning season; most were set in 1997. That season, he batted .362, had an on-base percentage of .431, and had 124 runs batted in (a total he matched in 1999) to lead the award-winning catchers in those statistical categories.[4] Javy López holds the Major League records among winners for home runs (43) and slugging percentage (.687); these were set in 2003.[17] In the American League, Mauer holds the records for batting average and OBP, each set in 2006. His on-base percentage was .429, and his batting average was .347,[13] which made him the first catcher to lead the Major Leagues in batting average since Ernie Lombardi (1942 Boston Braves).[18] Rodríguez leads the American League in slugging percentage among winners (.558 in 1999).[7] Parrish batted in 114 runs in 1983,[9] and Fisk hit 37 home runs in 1985.[16]

Key[edit]

Year Links to the corresponding Major League Baseball season
AVG Batting average
OBP On-base percentage
SLG Slugging percentage
HR Home runs
RBI Runs batted in
Ref References
* Winner of the most Silver Sluggers in Major League Baseball as a catcher
§ Indicates a tie between two players in a particular season
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

American League winners[edit]

Joe Mauer follows through on a swing wearing Minnesota's road pinstripes
Joe Mauer won four AL Silver Sluggers at catcher (2006, 2008–2010).
Jorge Posada stands next to the batting cage wearing a New York Yankees windbreaker
Jorge Posada has won five AL Silver Sluggers as a catcher (2000–2003, 2007).
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish Detroit Tigers .286 .325 .499 24 82 [19]
1981 Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk Chicago White Sox .263 .354 .361 7 45 [20]
1982 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish Detroit Tigers .284 .338 .529 32 87 [21]
1983 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish Detroit Tigers .269 .314 .483 27 114 [22]
1984 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish Detroit Tigers .237 .287 .443 33 98 [23]
1985 Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk Chicago White Sox .238 .320 .488 37 107 [24]
1986 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish Detroit Tigers .257 .340 .483 22 62 [25]
1987 Nokes, MattMatt Nokes Detroit Tigers .289 .345 .536 32 87 [26]
1988 Fisk, CarltonCarlton Fisk Chicago White Sox .277 .377 .542 19 50 [27]
1989 Tettleton, MickeyMickey Tettleton Baltimore Orioles .258 .369 .509 26 65 [28]
1990 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish California Angels .268 .338 .451 24 70 [29]
1991 Tettleton, MickeyMickey Tettleton Detroit Tigers .263 .387 .491 31 89 [30]
1992 Tettleton, MickeyMickey Tettleton Detroit Tigers .238 .379 .469 32 83 [31]
1993 Stanley, MikeMike Stanley New York Yankees .305 .389 .534 26 84 [32]
1994 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .298 .360 .488 16 57 [33]
1995 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .303 .327 .449 12 67 [34]
1996 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .300 .342 .473 19 86 [35]
1997 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .313 .360 .484 20 77 [36]
1998 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .321 .358 .513 21 91 [37]
1999 Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Texas Rangers .332 .356 .558 35 113 [38]
2000 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada New York Yankees .287 .417 .527 28 86 [39]
2001 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada New York Yankees .277 .363 .475 22 95 [40]
2002 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada New York Yankees .268 .370 .468 20 99 [41]
2003 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada New York Yankees .281 .405 .518 30 101 [42]
2004§ Martinez, VictorVíctor Martínez Cleveland Indians .283 .359 .492 23 108 [43]
2004§ Rodriguez, IvanIván Rodríguez Detroit Tigers .334 .383 .510 19 86 [44]
2005 Varitek, JasonJason Varitek Boston Red Sox .281 .366 .489 22 70 [45]
2006 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer Minnesota Twins .347 .429 .507 13 84 [46]
2007 Posada, JorgeJorge Posada New York Yankees .338 .426 .543 20 90 [47]
2008 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer Minnesota Twins .328 .413 .451 9 85 [48]
2009 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer Minnesota Twins .365 .444 .587 28 96 [49]
2010 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer Minnesota Twins .327 .402 .469 9 75 [50]
2011 Avila, AlexAlex Avila Detroit Tigers .295 .389 .506 19 82 [51]
2012 Pierzynski, A. J.A. J. Pierzynski Chicago White Sox .278 .326 .501 27 77 [52]
2013 Mauer, JoeJoe Mauer Minnesota Twins .324 .404 .476 11 47 [53]

National League winners[edit]

Brian McCann, dressed in the Atlanta Braves' home whites, stands ready at the plate
Brian McCann won five NL Silver Sluggers as a catcher (2006, 2008–2011).
Russell Martin standing in the field during Spring Training
Russell Martin stole 21 bases[54] as a catcher during his NL Silver Slugger-winning season (2007).
Year Player Team AVG OBP SLG HR RBI Ref
1980 Simmons, TedTed Simmons St. Louis Cardinals .303 .375 .505 21 98 [55]
1981 Carter, GaryGary Carter Montreal Expos .251 .313 .444 16 68 [56]
1982 Carter, GaryGary Carter Montreal Expos .293 .381 .510 29 97 [57]
1983 Kennedy, TerryTerry Kennedy San Diego Padres .284 .342 .434 17 98 [58]
1984 Carter, GaryGary Carter Montreal Expos .294 .366 .487 27 106 [59]
1985 Carter, GaryGary Carter New York Mets .281 .365 .488 32 100 [60]
1986 Carter, GaryGary Carter New York Mets .255 .337 .439 24 105 [61]
1987 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago San Diego Padres .300 .324 .467 18 79 [62]
1988 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago San Diego Padres .248 .282 .362 10 46 [63]
1989 Biggio, CraigCraig Biggio Houston Astros .257 .336 .402 13 60 [64]
1990 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago San Diego Padres .270 .323 .419 11 53 [65]
1991 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago San Diego Padres .267 .296 .403 17 87 [66]
1992 Daulton, DarrenDarren Daulton Philadelphia Phillies .270 .385 .524 27 109 [67]
1993 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers .318 .370 .561 35 112 [68]
1994 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers .319 .370 .541 24 92 [69]
1995 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers .346 .400 .606 32 93 [70]
1996 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers .336 .422 .563 36 105 [71]
1997 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers .362 .431 .638 40 124 [72]
1998 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* Los Angeles Dodgers
Florida Marlins
New York Mets
.328 .390 .570 32 111 [73]
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1999 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* New York Mets .303 .361 .575 40 124 [76]
2000 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* New York Mets .324 .398 .614 38 113 [77]
2001 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* New York Mets .300 .384 .573 36 94 [78]
2002 Piazza, MikeMike Piazza* New York Mets .280 .359 .544 33 98 [79]
2003 Lopez, JavyJavy López Atlanta Braves .328 .378 .687 43 109 [80]
2004 Estrada, JohnnyJohnny Estrada Atlanta Braves .314 .378 .450 9 76 [81]
2005 Barrett, MichaelMichael Barrett Chicago Cubs .276 .345 .479 16 61 [82]
2006 McCann, BrianBrian McCann Atlanta Braves .333 .388 .572 24 93 [83]
2007 Martin, RussellRussell Martin Los Angeles Dodgers .293 .374 .469 19 87 [84]
2008 McCann, BrianBrian McCann Atlanta Braves .301 .373 .523 23 87 [85]
2009 McCann, BrianBrian McCann Atlanta Braves .281 .349 .486 21 94 [86]
2010 McCann, BrianBrian McCann Atlanta Braves .269 .375 .453 21 77 [87]
2011 McCann, BrianBrian McCann Atlanta Braves .270 .351 .466 24 71 [88]
2012 Posey, BusterBuster Posey San Francisco Giants .336 .408 .549 24 103 [89]
2013 Molina, YadierYadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals .319 .359 .477 12 80 [90]

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