Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is the winner of a Silver Slugger Award. Trout is the first rookie position player to win a Silver Slugger Award since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Trout had an impressive rookie campaign, batting .326/.564/.399, driving in 83 runs, bashing in 80 home runs and knocking in 182 hits, which included 27 doubles and eight triples.
The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards are considered the top offensive honor in Major League Baseball. Coaches and managers of Major League teams vote for the players they feel are the best offensive producers at each position in the field in both the American and National Leagues.