Posted November 3, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Cano + Grandy top Silver Sluggers

@SportsBata ..nuff said

The NY Yankees got on the page with the Silver Sluggers, even though they were overlooked in the Golden Glove award. The awards were given out, Thursday, and Yankees 2B Robinson Cano and Yankees CF Curtis Granderson both received the award for their outstanding offensive play at their respective positions. NL Batting Champion NY Mets SS/2B Jose Reyes was surely overlooked, losing out to Colorado Rockies Troy Tulowitski. Check out the stats on Cano and Grandy, and full chart of the winners below!

For Cano, 29, it marks his third  career Silver Slugger Award, having been recognized with the honor  previously in 2006 and 2010. In 2011, he batted .302 (188-for-623) with  104 runs scored, 46 doubles, seven triples, 28 home runs, a career-high  118 RBI, and 38 walks in 159 games, including 150 starts at second base.  His 81 extra-base hits ranked second in the Majors to Jacoby Ellsbury (83), and his RBI total ranked fourth in the Majors, trailing only Matt  Kemp (126), Prince Fielder (120) and Granderson (119). Over the course  of the season, he did not go more than two consecutive games without  recording a hit.

Since  the award was first presented in 1980, Cano has won more career Silver  Sluggers than all other Yankees second basemen combined. The only other  Yankees second basemen to win the award are Willie Randolph in 1980 and  Alfonso Soriano in 2002. Additionally, Cano is the first Yankee to win  Silver Sluggers in consecutive seasons since shortstop Derek Jeter won  three straight awards from 2007-2009.

For Granderson,  30, it marks his first career Silver Slugger Award. In 2011, he batted  .262 (153-for-583) with 136R, 26 doubles, 10 triples, 41 home runs, 119  RBI, 85 walks and 25 stolen bases in 156 games, including 150 starts in  centerfield. He set career highs in runs scored (first in the Majors),  homers (second in the Majors behind Jose Bautista’s 43), and RBI (third  in the Majors behind Matt Kemp’s 126 and Prince Fielder’s 120).

Granderson  led the Majors with 16 home runs off left-handed pitching, while  becoming the first player in Major League history to record at least  40HR, 10 triples and 25SB in a single season. – espn

2011 Silver Slugger Awards

American League

DH — David Ortiz, BOS

C — Alex Avila, DET

1B — Adrian Gonzalez, BOS

2B — Robinson Cano, NYY

SS — Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE

3B — Adrian Beltre, TEX

OF — Curtis Granderson, NYY

OF — Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS

OF — Jose Bautista, TOR

National League

P — Daniel Hudson, ARI

C — Brian McCann, ATL

1B — Prince Fielder, MIL

2B — Brandon Phillips, CIN

SS — Troy Tulowitzki, COL

3B — Aramis Ramirez, CHI

OF — Justin Upton, ARI

OF — Matt Kemp, LAD

OF — Ryan Braun, MIL