Let’s mangle out a GIFs to applaud a 2014 AL Silver Slugger winners

Mike Trout three-peats. Jose Abreu breaks out and onto a scene. Adrian Beltre earnings after dual years off.

These are your 2014 American League Silver Slugger winners, as awarded Thursday night, in all their ball-mashing, walk-offing, bases-trotting glory. If an AL pitcher had a severe night this season, it’s a good gamble one of these players was involved. So let’s run by their highlights from this deteriorate in a best probable way: GIFs. 

Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox

The White Sox rookie strike his initial MLB home run on Apr 8, and afterwards annihilated balls all deteriorate long, like this walk-off grand slam:

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Seriously, this is what Abreu did to baseballs this season:

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Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros

With 225 hits in 2014, Altuve pennyless the Astros’ authorization record for hits in a deteriorate once hold by Craig Biggio. Oh, also: He did it with dual weeks left in a season, while batting an MLB-best .341, and attack balls that were eye-level:

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Adrian Beltre, 3B, Rangers

The 17-year oldster was an All-Star in 2014 and led AL third basemen in batting average, on-base commission and slugging percentage, with a .324/.388/.492 line. And he strike homers like this walk-off opposite Oakland:

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Just don’t rub his head.

Alexei Ramirez, SS, White Sox

Ramirez led AL shortstops in RBIs and home runs, including this lead-off homer opposite a Yankees:

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Mike Trout, OF, Angels

Trout is a Silver Slugger for a third year in a row, and it’s not tough to see why: he’s Mike Trout, after all. His .561 slugging commission and .939 OPS were best among AL outfielders, and he customarily brought wretchedness to AL pitchers, including Chris Sale:

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Jose Bautista

His .403 OBP was best among AL outfielders (and second usually to Victor Martinez in a whole league), and Bautista done a robe of promulgation baseballs into oblivion:

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Michael Brantley, OF, Indians

One of a 3 AL MVP finalists, Brantley dejected baseballs for a Indians all season. Sometimes his home runs were even preordained:

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Yan Gomes, Catcher, Indians

Gomes led AL catchers with a .472 slugging commission while attack 21 home runs and 25 doubles. Just strike a rug if he sends a tainted round your way:

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Victor Martinez, DH, Tigers

Martinez led a AL in OBP and MLB in OPS in 2014.

How about we finish with a video? Because while he didn’t utterly keep adult a pace he was on in May, that projected to 44 home runs and 36 strikeouts (he finished with 32 homers and 42 Ks), V-Mart had hits like this:

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