Silver Slugger Award: Paul Goldschmidt
Paul Goldschmidt has feasted on pitchers this year. He leads not just the Cardinals, but the major leagues in batting average at .332 and in slugging percentage at .413. He leads the Cardinals in home runs with 26. Goldschmidt is enjoying a career year at age 34, and he hasn’t gone through a prolonged slump yet.
Goldschmidt’s isolated power stat is a career-high .282, and when it comes to the counting stats, he is no doubt the Cardinals’ Silver Slugger recipient so far, and he has a real chance to win the award for National League first basemen. If the Cardinals want to make a deep run in the postseason, Goldschmidt will be the guy to propel the offense.