Another year, another Silver Slugger for Miguel Cabrera. For J.D. Martinez, though, it's the first of his career. He's been putting up a lot of "firsts" in 2015, including winning the Fielding Bible Award and most recently, Tiger of the Year. This is the sixth-career award for the Detroit Tigers' first baseman, and on a down year where he missed six weeks of heavy playing time that is downright impressive.
To top it off, Cabrera still managed to take home the batting title for the American League and his .338 batting average was the highest in the majors. He also lead the AL with a .440 on-base percentage just because. The only strikingly low number was the number of home runs he hit -- 18, the lowest since his rookie season of 12. His ISO still landed at .196 despite the missed time.
Martinez's career-first Silver Slugger Award is easily warranted, knocking 38 blasts and terrorizing opposing pitchers. He didn't top out the league in any one category, but it was a career-year in almost every way. He also made the All-Star team for the first time in his major league career. He finished with 38 homers and a .253 ISO that was ranked eighth-best in all of baseball.