A trio of Rockies win Silver Slugger Awards

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) is greeted by shortstop Trevor Story (27) after hitting a solo home run in the eleventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.
Aug 5, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) is greeted by shortstop Trevor Story (27) after hitting a solo home run in the eleventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies took home three Silver Slugger awards Thursday night as Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and German Marquez all won their respective positions in the National League.

Marquez becomes the first Rockies pitcher to win the award since 2001 when Mike Hampton won after a season where he hit seven home runs, 16 RBIs and enjoyed an average of .291. Marquez’s stats aren’t as extreme, but he still had an incredible season at the plate with one home run, five RBIs and an average of .300.

Arenado’s victory gives him his fourth straight Silver Slugger, while this was Story’s first. This was the fourth year in a row that at least two Rockies have won the award as Arenado and center fielder Charlie Blackmon won the past two seasons, with Carlos Gonzalez joining Colorado’s third baseman in 2015.

Both Story and Arenado were instrumental in the Rockies success this season. Arenado led the National League in homs runs with 38, while Story was not far behind with 37 big flies. Arenado and Story hit for 110 and 108 RBIs respectively, while both posted a batting average over .290. Story might have posted the most eye popping stat though leading the entire MLB in extra base hits.

The silver slugger is certainly a good consolation for Story, who was not selected as a finalist for the gold glove award or the National League MVP. Arenado on the other hand will have a chance to bring home the MVP if he can beat out Christian Yelich and Javier Baez.

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