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Mets’ Jeff McNeil wins first career Silver Slugger Award

New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil won the 2022 Silver Slugger Award on Thursday, an award given to the best offensive players at each position in each league.

McNeil earned the award for the first time in his career and is the first Met to win a Silver Slugger since Yoenis Cespedes in 2016.

The 30-year-old led all players with a .326 average this season, becoming the first Mets player to win a National League batting title since Jose Reyes in 2011. He is also the only player in franchise history to lead the Majors overall. McNeil had 39 doubles this season, tied with Houston’s Jose Altuve for the most by any player who played at least 100 games at second base.

Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Starling Marte, and Brandon Nimmo were also nominated for the Silver Slugger awards. However, none of them won at their respective positions. 



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