Mookie Betts continues to be a player that wins, wins and oh yeah, wins some more. As if winning a World Series wasn’t enough, Mookie Betts was nominated and won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award for his 2020 MLB season.
Without any real surprise, the 28 year old right fielder won his fifth straight Gold Glove award, his first with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mookie Betts is a premier outfielder and is so good that you could have made a highlight reel of just his playoff fielding performances.
In the playoffs, no matter where the ball was hit in right field, Mookie Betts was going to make the catch whether he was making an absolutely stunning catch at his ankles or if he was scaling the right field wall at Globe Life Field and robbing a home run. Mookie Betts was just that good with the glove this season.
Usually players that win the Gold Glove award don’t win the Silver Slugger for their position or vice versa. Not to say it never happens, other than for complete superstar players but most of the time, you win one or the other or none at all. Unless you are named Mookie Betts, then you win any award that is associated with your respective position.
Betts won his third straight Silver Slugger award this week, bringing his career total to four Silver Sluggers so far. The Silver Slugger award is awarded to each position player for their offensive production during the season.
This season, Mookie Betts recorded a .292 batting average with 16 home runs, 10 stolen bases and 39 runs batted in. This is Betts’ first Silver Slugger in the National League.
Hopefully Mookie Betts has a very solid trophy case at home because his trophy collection is only going to grow as the years go on.