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Jayson Werth of Washington Nationals nominated for Hank Aaron Award

12:41 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Right fielder Jayson Werth is the Nationals nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, says Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media.

In a press release on Monday, the Nationals said:

"Werth hit .318 with (147-for-462) with 24 doubles, 25 home runs, a team-leading 82 RBI, 60 walks and 84 runs scored in 129 games this season.

"With those numbers, Werth was the only National Leaguer to rank among the Senior Circuit's top five in OPS (3rd, .931), slugging percentage (3rd, .532), batting average (5th) and on-base percentage (5th, .398).

"Werth also ranked among NL leaders in weighted on-base average (first, .403), pitches/plate appearance (first, 4.24), runs created/27 outs (3rd, 7.71), secondary average (5th, .364), at-bats/homer (6th, 18.48) and home runs (tied 9th),

Werth's .318 batting average was the second-highest recorded by a qualified member of the Nationals since the team arrived in DC in 2005 (Dmitri Young, .320 in 2007). On Aug. 10 at Nationals Park, Werth tallied the 1000th hit of his career, a game-winning two-run shot that triggered an 8-5 win over the Phillies."

Here's the entire list of finalists for the award:

 

       

 

American League

National League

Baltimore Orioles

Chris Davis

Arizona Diamondbacks

Paul Goldschmidt

Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz

Atlanta Braves

Freddie Freeman

Chicago White Sox

Alexei Ramirez

Chicago Cubs

Nate Schierholtz

Cleveland Indians

Jason Kipnis

Cincinnati Reds

Jay Bruce

Detroit Tigers

Miguel Cabrera

Colorado Rockies

Michael Cuddyer

Houston Astros

Jason Castro

Los Angeles Dodgers

Hanley Ramirez

Kansas City Royals

Eric Hosmer

Miami Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton

LA Angels of Anaheim

Mike Trout

Milwaukee Brewers

Carlos Gomez

Minnesota Twins

Joe Mauer

New York Mets

David Wright

New York Yankees

Robinson Cano

Philadelphia Phillies

Domonic Brown

Oakland Athletics

Josh Donaldson

Pittsburgh Pirates

Andrew McCutchen

Seattle Mariners

Kendrys Morales

St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter

Tampa Bay Rays

Evan Longoria

San Diego Padres

Will Venable

Texas Rangers

Adrian Beltre

San Francisco Giants

Hunter Pence

Toronto Blue Jays

Edwin Encarnacion

Washington Nationals

Jayson Werth

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