1989 Season
1988 / 1990
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Saberhagen

1989 National League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Craig Biggio*
HOU
C
23.5
4.4
17.1
9.4
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Craig Biggio*
HOU
C
23.5
4.4
17.1
9.4
2 Mike Scioscia
LAN
C
30.6
2.0
8.9
1.8
3 Mike LaValliere
PIT
C
28.9
1.6
7.4
4.0
4 Benito Santiago
SDN
C
24.3
1.4
7.3
-0.2
5 Mike Fitzgerald
MON
C
29.0
1.3
5.7
0.6
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Will Clark
SFN
1B
25.3
7.6
36.8
26.5
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Will Clark
SFN
1B
25.3
7.6
36.8
26.5
2 Jack Clark
SDN
1B
33.6
4.3
24.5
15.5
3 Mark Grace
CHN
1B
25.0
4.2
21.7
12.6
4 Pedro Guerrero
SLN
1B
33.0
4.1
23.9
13.8
5 Glenn Davis
HOU
1B
28.3
3.9
29.2
19.2
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Ryne Sandberg
CHN
2B
29.8
6.3
23.9
13.8
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Ryne Sandberg
CHN
2B
29.8
6.3
23.9
13.8
2 Roberto Alomar
SDN
2B
21.4
4.5
18.3
7.7
3 Robby Thompson
SFN
2B
27.1
4.1
16.1
6.7
4 Willie Randolph
LAN
2B
35.0
3.1
12.4
2.8
5 Jose Oquendo
SLN
2B
26.0
3.1
15.8
5.9
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Howard Johnson
NYN
3B
28.6
7.9
32.5
22.6
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Howard Johnson
NYN
3B
28.6
7.9
32.5
22.6
2 Bobby Bonilla
PIT
3B
26.4
6.2
25.5
14.9
3 Bip Roberts
SDN
3B
25.7
3.6
14.6
8.7
4 Tim Wallach
MON
3B
31.8
3.1
14.1
4.4
5 Jeff Blauser
ATL
3B
23.6
2.7
9.7
2.0
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Barry Larkin
CIN
SS
25.2
3.4
11.7
6.2
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Ozzie Smith
SLN
SS
34.5
3.5
13.5
3.4
2 Barry Larkin
CIN
SS
25.2
3.4
11.7
6.2
3 Dickie Thon
PHI
SS
31.0
2.9
11.3
4.2
4 Shawon Dunston
CHN
SS
26.3
2.5
10.2
2.4
5 Steve Jeltz
PHI
SS
30.1
1.8
5.7
0.9
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Eric Davis
CIN
CF
27.1
5.2
20.2
12.0
Tony Gwynn
SDN
CF
29.1
5.1
25.4
15.1
Kevin Mitchell
SFN
LF
27.5
7.9
36.6
26.9
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Kevin Mitchell
SFN
LF
27.5
7.9
36.6
26.9
2 Lonnie Smith
ATL
LF
33.5
6.1
22.8
14.0
3 Eric Davis
CIN
CF
27.1
5.2
20.2
12.0
4 Tony Gwynn
SDN
CF
29.1
5.1
25.4
15.1
5 Von Hayes
PHI
RF
30.8
4.9
22.3
12.4
6 Tim Raines
MON
LF
29.8
4.0
21.8
12.4
7 Barry Bonds
PIT
LF
24.9
3.6
20.7
10.4
8 Brett Butler
SFN
CF
32.0
3.1
17.0
6.9
9 Kevin McReynolds
NYN
LF
29.7
2.9
17.7
8.6
10 Dwight Smith*
CHN
LF
25.6
2.9
15.0
9.2
11 Darryl Strawberry
NYN
RF
27.3
2.8
15.7
7.5
12 Milt Thompson
SLN
CF
30.5
2.3
13.7
4.8
13 John Kruk
MULT
LF
28.4
2.3
12.6
6.4
14 Juan Samuel
MULT
CF
28.6
2.2
9.0
0.1
15 Paul O'Neill
CIN
RF
26.4
2.2
14.2
6.9
Pitcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Don Robinson
SFN
SP
32.1
0.5
0.0
-0.1
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Bob Knepper
MULT
SP
35.1
0.7
1.3
1.3
2 David Cone
NYN
SP
26.5
0.6
0.0
-0.1
3 Sid Fernandez
NYN
SP
26.7
0.5
0.0
-0.0
4 Don Robinson
SFN
SP
32.1
0.5
0.0
-0.1
5 Tom Glavine
ATL
SP
23.3
0.4
0.0
-0.1
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

1989 American League Silver Sluggers

Catcher
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Mickey Tettleton
BAL
C
28.8
4.4
20.1
13.2
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Mickey Tettleton
BAL
C
28.8
4.4
20.1
13.2
2 Carlton Fisk
CHA
C
41.5
3.3
12.0
6.1
3 Ernie Whitt
TOR
C
37.1
2.7
10.8
4.6
4 Brian Harper
MIN
C
29.7
2.7
10.4
4.6
5 Lance Parrish
CAL
C
33.0
2.1
8.1
1.3
First Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Fred McGriff
TOR
1B
25.7
6.2
27.5
17.9
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Fred McGriff
TOR
1B
25.7
6.2
27.5
17.9
2 Alvin Davis
SEA
1B
28.8
4.8
22.2
13.6
3 Don Mattingly
NYA
1B
28.2
4.0
22.4
12.6
4 Nick Esasky
BOS
1B
29.4
3.6
18.2
9.3
5 Randy Milligan*
BAL
1B
27.6
3.1
17.0
10.8
Second Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Julio Franco
TEX
2B
30.9
5.2
20.9
12.1
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Julio Franco
TEX
2B
30.9
5.2
20.9
12.1
2 Lou Whitaker
DET
2B
32.1
5.1
19.9
11.3
3 Steve Sax
NYA
2B
29.4
4.5
17.6
7.5
4 Jerry Browne
CLE
2B
23.4
3.9
15.2
5.5
5 Harold Reynolds
SEA
2B
28.6
3.1
13.6
4.1
Third Base
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Wade Boggs
BOS
3B
31.0
6.2
24.2
13.8
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Wade Boggs
BOS
3B
31.0
6.2
24.2
13.8
2 Paul Molitor
ML4
3B
32.9
5.4
23.6
13.8
3 Carney Lansford
OAK
3B
32.4
5.2
21.6
12.9
4 Kelly Gruber
TOR
3B
27.3
4.3
15.1
6.9
5 Kevin Seitzer
KCA
3B
27.3
3.7
17.6
7.5
Shortstop
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Cal Ripken
BAL
SS
28.9
4.4
15.0
4.9
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Cal Ripken
BAL
SS
28.9
4.4
15.0
4.9
2 Jody Reed
BOS
SS
26.9
4.1
13.4
4.7
3 Tony Fernandez
TOR
SS
27.0
2.9
10.4
1.7
4 Kurt Stillwell
KCA
SS
24.1
2.9
11.1
3.8
5 Greg Gagne
MIN
SS
27.6
2.8
8.1
1.2
Outfield
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Kirby Puckett
MIN
CF
29.3
5.3
21.2
11.5
Ruben Sierra
TEX
RF
23.7
5.8
28.1
18.4
Robin Yount
ML4
CF
33.8
7.2
29.6
19.9
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Robin Yount
ML4
CF
33.8
7.2
29.6
19.9
2 Rickey Henderson
MULT
LF
30.5
6.0
27.9
18.3
3 Ruben Sierra
TEX
RF
23.7
5.8
28.1
18.4
4 Kirby Puckett
MIN
CF
29.3
5.3
21.2
11.5
5 Phil Bradley
BAL
LF
30.3
4.3
20.4
11.5
6 Ellis Burks
BOS
CF
24.8
3.8
13.2
7.0
7 Dwight Evans
BOS
RF
37.7
3.7
18.8
9.9
8 Roberto Kelly*
NYA
CF
24.8
3.7
14.5
7.5
9 Mike Greenwell
BOS
LF
26.0
3.4
15.9
6.8
10 George Bell
TOR
LF
29.7
3.3
17.6
8.2
11 Bo Jackson
KCA
LF
26.6
3.1
16.6
8.7
12 Ken Griffey*
SEA
CF
19.6
2.9
10.5
3.4
13 Jim Eisenreich
KCA
CF
30.2
2.8
16.3
9.0
14 Joe Carter
CLE
CF
29.3
2.7
13.7
3.8
15 Jesse Barfield
MULT
RF
29.7
2.6
14.7
6.1
Designated Hitter
Winner
Player
Tm
Pos
Harold Baines
MULT
DH
30.3
3.5
19.8
11.5
by Offensive Wins Above Replacement
  Player
Tm
Pos
1 Harold Baines
MULT
DH
30.3
3.5
19.8
11.5
2 Brian Downing
CAL
DH
38.7
2.2
17.6
9.0
3 Rick Leach
TEX
DH
32.2
0.5
5.2
1.3
4 Ken Phelps
MULT
DH
34.9
0.4
4.9
1.7
5 Jeffrey Leonard
SEA
DH
33.8
0.4
10.3
1.5
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com
*Rookie

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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James