Final Day to Vote for Werth for 2013 Hank Aaron Award
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Today is the last day for fans to vote for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award, given to the Major League Baseball’s top offensive players in each league.
Jayson Werth, the Nationals’ candidate, is coming off his best offensive season since he’s been in Washington, and one of the best seasons of his entire career in 2013.
Along with posting career-highs in batting average (.318) and OPS (.931), Werth also had his best on-base percentage (.398) out of seasons in which he’s had at least 400 at-bats.
Speaking of seasons with 400+ at-bats, Werth’s career-high hit total came in 2010, when he hit safely 164 times in 554 at-bats. He had only 17 fewer hits (147) in 2013, in 92 fewer at-bats (462) and 27 fewer games (129).
The 2012 recipients of the Hank Aaron Award were Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and San Francisco’s Buster Posey.
Voting ends Thursday at midnight. Each fan can vote up to ten time.
Click here to cast your ballot.