Five Blue Jays players named 2021 Silver Slugger Award finalists

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien (10) celebrates his solo home run with teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) during fifth inning MLB baseball action against the Baltimore Orioles, in Toronto, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 (Frank Gunn/CP).

Major League Baseball announced on Monday the finalists for the Silver Slugger Award, annually awarded to the best offensive player at each position in the American and National Leagues.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Marcus Semien, Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. were the five players nominated from the Toronto Blue Jays for this award. The finalists were determined by managers and coaches throughout the league.

Guerrero Jr. finished 2021 with a .311/.401/.601 slash line, recording 111 RBIs and a major league-leading 48 home runs.

Semien set a new MLB record for most home runs recorded in a single season by a second baseman (45).

Bichette led the majors in hits with 191, while recording 29 home runs, 102 RBIs and a .298/.343/.484 slash line.

Hernandez was one of four Blue Jays in the 2021 All-Star Game, and finished 2021 leading the team in RBIs (116).

Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. finished the season as one of the team's best hitters, tying a franchise record for most RBIs in the month of September (30).

The winners of the Silver Slugger Award will be revealed on Nov. 11.

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