Dbacks' Hill wins Silver Slugger Award

Dbacks' Hill wins Silver Slugger Award

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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 02: Aaron Hill #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates after hitting a walk off three run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the ninth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on October 2, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 5-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Andrew Michalscheck

azfamily.com

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill’s productive 2012 season with the Arizona Diamondbacks hasn't gone unnoticed.

On Thursday, the second baseman was honored with a Louisville Slugger 2012 Silver Slugger Award.

The award celebrates the most productive offensive players at each position in both the National League and the American League.

Recipients are determined by a combination of several offensive statistics, as well as a vote by Major League Baseball managers and coaches.

In 2012, Hill hit 26 homeruns, knocked in 85 RBIs, and had a career-best average of .302. He also had career highs in slugging percentage, OPS, and extra-base hits.

Hill is the first Diamondback infielder to ever win a Silver Slugger Award, and just the fifth Diamondback overall.

Previous Diamondbacks to claim a Silver Slugger Award include outfielder Luis Gonzalez in 2001, pitcher Micah Owings in 2007, pitcher Daniel Hudson in 2011, and outfielder Justin Upton in 2011.
 

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