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MLB Roundup 11/12: Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers among Silver Slugger winners

Awards season starts in earnest next week with the major individual hardware given out, but we did get the Gold Gloves already, and on Thursday the winners of the Silver Sluggers were announced. For our purposes, both Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers won, sweeping the left side of the infield for the Boston Red Sox. For the former it was his fourth Silver Slugger coming after Bogaerts hit .295/.370/.493 for a 130 wRC+. Devers, meanwhile, took home his first Silver Slugger after hitting .279/.352/.538 for a 134 wRC+. There are questions about the defense for these two players and they are certainly valid, but we see here a good illustration of how valuable both players are at the plate.