The VORG’s 2015 “Nate Silver Slugger Award”

In 2013, the VORG gave out the first annual “Nate Silver Slugger Award,” bestowed to those batters at each position who came closest to slugging .538 (after Mr. Silver’s data-driven analytics site).

Here are this year’s players who slugged closest to .538 (on either side of it). Ties for the award are given to whichever player has the higher number of plate appearances.  As an aside, no one slugged EXACTLY .538 in 2015.

The envelope please . . .

American League:

Name SLG PA Pos
Chris Gimenez .490 113 C
Miguel Cabrera .534 511 1B
Rob Refsnyder .512 47 2B
Danny Valencia .519 378 3B
Carlos Correa .512 432 SS
Jose Bautista (*) .536 666 OF
J.D. Martinez (*) .535 657 OF
Nelson Cruz (*) .566 655 OF
Miguel Sano .530 335 DH
National League:
Name SLG PA Pos
Michael Blazek .500 4 P
Tom Murphy .543 39 C
Joey Votto .541 695 1B
Joe Panik .455 432 2B
Matt Carpenter .505 665 3B
Corey Seager .561 113 SS
Corey Dickerson .536 234 OF
Carlos Gonzalez .540 608 OF
David Peralta .522 517 OF
(*) – also won this award in 2014

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