Silver Slugger snubs: Freeman beats Alonso, Acuna over Marte, Soto
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Baseball's top offensive players at each position in the American League and National League were honored with Silver Slugger Awards on Thursday. However, a bunch of stars didn't take home any hardware despite monster seasons.

The following three players are the most glaring snubs for awards that are voted on by major-league mangers and coaches.

Freeman wins over Alonso

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New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso got robbed. The star rookie's 53 home runs this season were more than anybody in the majors and more than any first-year player in league history. Alonso was better than Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in multiple offensive categories including round-trippers, slugging percentage, wRC+, and WAR, according to FanGraphs. The Mets slugger also collected 11 more extra-base hits than the 10-year veteran. Freeman is a sensational big leaguer, but Alonso had a better 2019 campaign and deserved the Silver Slugger honor.

Player HR RBI AVG OPS WAR WRC+
Freddie Freeman 38 121 .295 .938 4.0 138
Pete Alonso 53 120 .260 .941 4.8 143

Acuna gets nod over Marte

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Ronald Acuna Jr. was the sexy pick for the award, but not the most deserving. The 21-year-old phenom wowed all year long with his chase for a 40-40 season before falling short by three stolen bases. However, Ketel Marte of the Arizona Diamondbacks was a superior offensive player. The 26-year-old slashed .329/.389/.592, which makes Acuna's .280/.365/.518 slash line look pedestrian. Marte also posted a 7.1 WAR and put up 77 extra-base hits, while Acuna finished with a 5.6 WAR and 65 extra-base hits.

Player HR RBI AVG OPS WAR WRC+
Ronald Acuna Jr. 41 101 .280 .883 5.6 126
Ketel Marte 32 97 .329 .981 7.1 150

Soto could've won too

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If not Marte, then why not Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto? The 21-year-old Dominican was also worthy of a Silver Slugger. Soto had a better on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and wRC+ than Acuna. His 35.9 offensive rating topped the Braves star's 33.0 mark, according to FanGraphs. Soto also had superior discipline in the batter's box with a 16.4% walk rate and a 20.0% strikeout clip. Acuna, meanwhile, posted a 10.6% walk rate while striking out 26.3% of the time.

Player HR RBI AVG OPS WAR WRC+
Ronald Acuna Jr. 41 101 .280 .883 5.6 126
Juan Soto 34 110 .282 .949 4.8 142
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