In my disgust, dare I say dismay, over the epic collapse down the stretch by the Braves, I wrote precious little about ATL. At some point, I suppose I will recover, but right now it will due to just offer the Braves’ McCann congratulations on yet another Silver Slugger award.
McCann became the first player to win five Silver Sluggers as a Brave and only the sixth catcher to win five or more in his career, and he’s only 27. Silver Sluggers are awarded to the top offensive players at each position as voted on by players and managers.
McCann led all National League catchers with 24 home runs and he drove in 71 runs, while hitting .270 with a .351 on-base percentage. He beat out Yadier Molina of the Cardinals who hit .305 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs, and Arizona’s Miguel Montero, who hit .282 with 18 homers and 86 RBIs.
Looks like McCann is in some pretty elite company.