By Chad Jennings
Even with the shift, Brian McCann has won the American League’s Silver Slugger Award at catcher. It’s McCann’s sixth career Silver Slugger and his first with the Yankees.
Reaching a new career-high with 26 home runs and tying a career-high with 94 RBI, McCann finished the season with a .232/.320/.437 slash line. His .756 OPS was the third-highest among A.L. catchers who had at least 250 at-bats this season (that’s including Stephen Vogt, who started 89 games at catcher and another 26 at first base and DH).
McCann’s OPS was still as high as .812 on September 8, but he had just one extra-base hit in his final 75 at-bats of the season.
This is McCann’s first Silver Slugger since 2011.