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Trio of Brewers Named 2022 Silver Slugger Finalists

Adam Taylor McKillop
A trio of Milwaukee Brewers players were named 2022 Silver Slugger award finalists.
A trio of Milwaukee Brewers players were named 2022 Silver Slugger award finalists. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Milwaukee Brewers' hopes for a fifth consecutive postseason appearance fell short in 2022. Milwaukee finished just 1.0-game back of the Philadelphia Phillies for the final NL Wild Card spot.

Even despite a disappointing result, the Brewers can hang their hats on some impressive performances from their nucleus of young players.

MLB insider Mark Feinsand reports that three Brewers are in the running for 2022 Silver Slugger honors. The trio includes second baseman Kolten Wong, short stop Willy Adames and outfielder Hunter Renfroe.

The Silver Slugger Award is given to the best offensive player at each position, voted by the MLB's managers and coaches. Aspects that are taken into consideration during the voting process include batting average, slugging percentage and the voters' overall thoughts on each player.

Adames was Milwaukee's most impactful bat throughout the campaign. Although his batting average (.238) leaves some to be desired, the 27-year-old shortstop posted career high marks in home runs (31) and RBIs (98).

Renfroe also enjoyed a power surge. The first-year Brewer smacked 29 home runs and 72 RBIs to go along with a .492 slugging percentage. Wong slashed .251/.339/.430 with 17 stolen bases.

This trio helped lead Milwaukee to the MLB's 10th-best offense in terms of runs per game (4.48), and third-best in home runs (219).

Milwaukee learned of a shocking resignation from president David Stearns on Thursday, so they franchise will lean on some other faces to build a championship roster in 2023.

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