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Germán Márquez is the Rockies’ sole Silver Slugger nominee

2021 Silver Sluggers have been announced, and the Rockies ace is the only person dressed in purple among them.

The finalists for 2021 Silver Slugger awards were announced this afternoon. While there are many names on the list, only one belongs to a Colorado Rockies player: starting pitcher Germán Márquez.

Márquez, a winner in 2018, was by far the Rockies’ best hitting pitcher in 2021. He slashed .264/.264/.415 with 14 hits, five doubles, and nine RBIs while also clubbing his second career home run. In what will likely have been the final season without a DH in the National League, Márquez didn’t keep it a secret that he wanted to win the final Silver Slugger for pitchers.

“It would be fun to win the Silver Slugger again,” Márquez said. “You guys know that I love to hit. I love to get on base.”

2021 Silver Slugger Finalists: NL Pitcher

Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG H 2B 3B HR RBIs Offensive bWAR
Player Team AB AVG OBP SLG H 2B 3B HR RBIs Offensive bWAR
Germán Márquez COL 53 .264 .264 .415 14 5 0 1 9 0.8
Max Fried ATL 56 .273 .322 .327 15 3 0 0 5 0.7
Jacob deGrom NYM 33 .364 .364 .394 12 1 0 0 6 0.6
Madison Bumgarner ARI 39 .103 .280 .128 4 1 0 0 3 0.3

Márquez leads all nominees in offensive bWAR, doubles, and RBI, while also being the only pitcher on the list with a home run this season. Here’s hoping he brings the award home for his trophy case!