1998 Season
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Top PitcherKevin
Brown

1998 National League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Mike Piazza
MULT
C
29.8
6.5
25.6
16.3
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mike Piazza
MULT
C
29.8
6.5
25.6
16.3
2 Jason Kendall
PIT
C
24.0
5.8
19.2
9.8
3 Javy Lopez
ATL
C
27.7
3.5
13.6
5.7
4 Eddie Taubensee
CIN
C
29.7
2.4
10.4
3.0
5 Eddie Perez
ATL
C
30.2
1.7
6.4
3.9
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Mark McGwire
SLN
1B
34.8
9.2
37.4
27.2
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mark McGwire
SLN
1B
34.8
9.2
37.4
27.2
2 John Olerud
NYN
1B
29.9
6.2
29.8
19.8
3 Jeff Bagwell
HOU
1B
30.1
6.0
26.1
16.2
4 Andres Galarraga
ATL
1B
37.0
5.6
26.8
17.1
5 Mark Grace
CHN
1B
34.0
3.1
22.8
12.4
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Craig Biggio
HOU
2B
32.5
7.3
27.4
16.4
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Craig Biggio
HOU
2B
32.5
7.3
27.4
16.4
2 Jeff Kent
SFN
2B
30.3
5.1
19.7
10.8
3 Fernando Vina
MIL
2B
29.2
4.0
19.9
9.1
4 Quilvio Veras
SDN
2B
27.2
3.2
15.2
6.1
5 Eric Young
LAN
2B
31.1
2.9
14.1
6.4
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Vinny Castilla
COL
3B
31.0
5.0
14.1
3.6
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Chipper Jones
ATL
3B
26.2
6.8
27.0
16.4
2 Scott Rolen
PHI
3B
23.2
5.5
24.2
13.6
3 Vinny Castilla
COL
3B
31.0
5.0
14.1
3.6
4 Jeff Cirillo
MIL
3B
28.8
4.1
19.6
9.3
5 Ken Caminiti
SDN
3B
35.2
3.9
18.6
10.6
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Barry Larkin
CIN
SS
34.2
5.7
20.8
11.4
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Barry Larkin
CIN
SS
34.2
5.7
20.8
11.4
2 Jay Bell
ARI
SS
32.6
3.6
12.6
3.0
3 Chris Gomez
SDN
SS
27.0
2.1
10.1
2.4
4 Walt Weiss
ATL
SS
34.6
2.0
8.8
2.5
5 Jose Valentin
MIL
SS
28.7
1.8
8.0
0.6
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Moises Alou
HOU
LF
32.0
5.9
26.7
16.6
Sammy Sosa
CHN
RF
29.6
6.3
32.4
21.6
Greg Vaughn
SDN
LF
33.0
6.1
29.5
19.6
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Barry Bonds
SFN
LF
33.9
7.2
31.7
21.3
2 Sammy Sosa
CHN
RF
29.6
6.3
32.4
21.6
3 Greg Vaughn
SDN
LF
33.0
6.1
29.5
19.6
4 Ray Lankford
SLN
CF
31.1
5.9
22.2
12.9
5 Moises Alou
HOU
LF
32.0
5.9
26.7
16.6
6 Larry Walker
COL
RF
31.6
5.8
17.4
9.6
7 Vladimir Guerrero
MON
RF
23.4
5.7
25.0
14.8
8 Gary Sheffield
MULT
RF
29.6
4.7
25.3
17.1
9 Brian Jordan
SLN
RF
31.3
4.5
18.5
9.3
10 Andruw Jones
ATL
CF
21.2
3.8
17.3
7.9
11 Derek Bell
HOU
RF
29.6
3.8
20.3
10.0
12 Darryl Hamilton
MULT
CF
33.6
3.7
14.5
4.6
13 Bobby Abreu
PHI
RF
24.3
3.6
19.6
10.8
14 Brian McRae
NYN
CF
30.8
3.5
17.7
8.0
15 Tony Gwynn
SDN
RF
38.1
3.3
17.9
10.3
Pitcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Tom Glavine
ATL
SP
32.3
0.5
0.0
-0.1
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mike Hampton
HOU
SP
25.8
0.9
0.9
0.8
2 Steve Trachsel
CHN
SP
27.7
0.9
1.1
1.0
3 Brad Woodall*
MIL
SP
29.0
0.6
0.4
0.4
4 Greg Maddux
ATL
SP
32.2
0.6
0.0
-0.1
5 Darren Dreifort
LAN
SP
26.2
0.6
0.0
-0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

1998 American League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Ivan Rodriguez
TEX
C
26.6
4.6
17.1
8.6
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Ivan Rodriguez
TEX
C
26.6
4.6
17.1
8.6
2 Jorge Posada
NYA
C
26.9
2.2
9.3
3.6
3 Scott Hatteberg
BOS
C
28.5
2.1
8.1
2.4
4 Chris Hoiles
BAL
C
33.3
2.0
7.1
2.7
5 Lenny Webster
BAL
C
33.4
1.5
4.6
0.1
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Rafael Palmeiro
BAL
1B
33.8
4.8
22.6
12.8
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mo Vaughn
BOS
1B
30.5
5.2
25.7
16.3
2 Rafael Palmeiro
BAL
1B
33.8
4.8
22.6
12.8
3 Carlos Delgado
TOR
1B
26.0
4.7
21.8
13.3
4 Jim Thome
CLE
1B
27.8
4.5
18.8
11.4
5 Jason Giambi
OAK
1B
27.5
3.5
21.4
12.3
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Damion Easley
DET
2B
28.6
4.0
13.0
4.1
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Jose Offerman
KCA
2B
29.6
5.6
21.1
11.3
2 Ray Durham
CHA
2B
26.6
5.3
22.0
12.0
3 Todd Walker
MIN
2B
25.1
4.0
15.0
7.0
4 Damion Easley
DET
2B
28.6
4.0
13.0
4.1
5 Tony Fernandez
TOR
2B
36.0
3.5
13.5
5.9
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Dean Palmer
KCA
3B
29.5
2.7
14.5
5.7
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Scott Brosius
NYA
3B
31.9
4.2
17.6
9.3
2 Travis Fryman
CLE
3B
29.3
3.3
12.6
4.2
3 Dean Palmer
KCA
3B
29.5
2.7
14.5
5.7
4 John Valentin
BOS
3B
31.4
2.7
12.3
2.9
5 Robin Ventura
CHA
3B
31.0
2.6
15.9
6.6
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Alex Rodriguez
SEA
SS
22.9
7.7
21.7
11.4
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Alex Rodriguez
SEA
SS
22.9
7.7
21.7
11.4
2 Derek Jeter
NYA
SS
24.0
7.3
22.8
13.3
3 Nomar Garciaparra
BOS
SS
24.9
6.0
20.5
11.5
4 Mike Caruso*
CHA
SS
21.1
2.9
10.7
3.0
5 Omar Vizquel
CLE
SS
31.2
2.5
9.5
0.4
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Albert Belle
CHA
LF
31.9
7.3
35.2
25.5
Juan Gonzalez
TEX
RF
28.7
5.1
24.5
15.3
Ken Griffey
SEA
CF
28.6
6.9
22.6
12.7
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Albert Belle
CHA
LF
31.9
7.3
35.2
25.5
2 Ken Griffey
SEA
CF
28.6
6.9
22.6
12.7
3 Bernie Williams
NYA
CF
29.8
6.6
23.9
15.9
4 Juan Gonzalez
TEX
RF
28.7
5.1
24.5
15.3
5 Jim Edmonds
ANA
CF
28.0
5.1
19.3
10.3
6 Manny Ramirez
CLE
RF
26.1
5.1
20.4
11.2
7 Paul O'Neill
NYA
RF
35.4
4.7
21.3
12.0
8 Matt Lawton
MIN
RF
26.6
4.5
18.1
9.0
9 Kenny Lofton
CLE
CF
31.1
4.2
15.0
5.4
10 Ben Grieve*
OAK
RF
22.2
4.1
20.2
10.9
11 Eric Davis
BAL
RF
36.1
4.1
17.1
10.1
12 Shawn Green
TOR
RF
25.6
3.8
16.7
7.2
13 Rusty Greer
TEX
LF
29.4
3.7
17.1
7.6
14 Brady Anderson
BAL
CF
34.5
3.5
11.0
3.0
15 Shannon Stewart
TOR
LF
24.4
3.2
13.3
5.0
Designated Hitter
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Jose Canseco
TOR
DH
34.0
1.9
13.2
4.1
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Edgar Martinez
SEA
DH
35.5
5.6
23.4
14.1
2 Tim Salmon
ANA
DH
29.9
4.1
21.9
14.1
3 Frank Thomas
CHA
DH
30.1
3.6
22.9
13.1
4 Matt Stairs
OAK
DH
30.3
3.2
19.9
11.7
5 David Justice
CLE
DH
32.2
2.2
13.9
5.3
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James