Tulowitzki, Gonzalez collect Silver Slugger Awards

November 11, 2010 | 5:22 pm | 5  

One day after winning their first career Gold Glove Awards, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez collected their first career Silver Slugger Awards as well.

Tulowitzki hit .315 with 27 home runs and 95 RBI and led major-league shortstops in all three categories as well as slugging percentage and on-base percentage despite missing more than a month of the season with a broken wrist.

Gonzalez hit .336 to win the National League batting title and finished fourth in the league in home runs with 34 and second in RBI with 117.

See the full list of winners here.

5 Comments »

  • Jasper | November 11, 2010 | 6:10 pm

    Gold and silver – these guys must view precious metals as insurance against a sinking dollar!!

    Silver sluggers for Tulo and Cargo were easy wins – glad to see the gold glove come too – well deserved.

    The quote from Dexter Fowler in the DP today in Renck’s article was superb. Gonzales can play all three positions and he’s better than 100% of the guys at all of them. That’s a beautiful statement.

  • Eric G. | November 12, 2010 | 7:02 am

    Awesome! Congrats you two!

  • Wayne | November 12, 2010 | 8:53 am

    The great thing about these two awards is that they are voted on by league managers and coaches, almost peers, but still people who are involved with the game. Now when the writers start to vote (mvp, etc), we will probably have to search long and hard for any votes for Rockies players.

  • ProgMatinee | November 14, 2010 | 10:06 am

    I see Uggla is officially on the block. Seriously, this club could very affordably add Uggla as a third Silver Slugger calibre player. Could they sign him for 4 or 5 years? Hell no, but 2011 is an important year and bringing in someone on their contract year from a hitter-neutral park into a hitters park and you’d be looking at him possibly having a career year and being the final stepping stone to the playoff and WS again.

    I am going to be very upset if we do not make the move for Uggla and he goes to a team like the Tigers or Blue Jays for a song.

  • Wayne | November 14, 2010 | 10:26 am

    Prog, I agree with you all the way on this one. The Marlins are also looking for 3B, catcher, and possibly 2B help, along with more bullpen arms. We happen to have a surplus of infielders, bullpen, and catchers.
    Can we get DOD to make this trade happen in some way.