Beltre Up For Silver Slugger Award

The ballots are out to MLB coaches and managers for the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger awards, and not surprisingly, the ballots aren't stacked with Texas Rangers.

On the brink of a 100-loss season, the Rangers were able to land just one player on the ballot, and you can have one guess to quickly figure out who it is but none other than the great Adrian Beltre.

Each team receives four votes in the balloting, and may not vote for their own players.

Obviously, the Rangers aren't too deserving of any postseason awards, but Beltre has been a constant source of production for the otherwise lackluster Rangers offense, as well as being a great leader in the clubhouse in a situation where things could've easily gone very sour.

The veteran third baseman is batting .323 with 17 home runs and 69 RBIs and is a sure thing to have his worst offensive output as a Ranger despite having his highest average if he can stay above .321, which he finished with in 2012.

Below are some players who are already part of the conversation as 2014 Silver Slugger Award contenders. The "*" denotes a past winner of the award.

1st Base – American League

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Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox

Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers*

Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto Blue Jays

Brandon Moss, Oakland A’s

Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim*

1st Base – National League

Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals

Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers*

Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks*

Justin Morneau, Colorado Rockies*

Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

2nd Base – American League

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners*

Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins

Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers

Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox*

2nd Base – National League

Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers

D.J. LeMahieu, Colorado Rockies

Daniel Murphy, New York Mets

Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies*

Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates

3rd Base – American League

Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers*

Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland Indians

Josh Donaldson, Oakland A’s

Conor Gillaspie, Chicago White Sox

Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays*

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

3rd Base – National League

Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds

Casey McGehee, Miami Marlins

Aramis Ramirez, Milwaukee Brewers*

Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals

Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

SS – American League

Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals

J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles*

Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Alexei Ramirez, Chicago White Sox*

Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays*

SS – National League

Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs

Ian Desmond, Washington Nationals*

Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals

Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies*

C – American League

Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians

Brian McCann, New York Yankees*

Dioner Navarro, Toronto Blue Jays

Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

Kurt Suzuki, Minnesota Twins

C – National League

Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers

Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

Miguel Montero, Arizona Diamondbacks

Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants*

Outfield – American League

Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays*

Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

Yoenis Cespedes, Boston Red Sox

Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles

Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

Torii Hunter, Detroit Tigers*

Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles*

Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels* of Anaheim

Outfield – National League

Marlon Byrd, Philadelphia Phillies

Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates*

Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Ben Revere, Philadelphia Phillies

Denard Span, Washington Nationals

Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves*

Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

DH – American League

Billy Butler, Kansas City Royals*

Chris Carter, Houston Astros

Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers*

David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox*

P – National League

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds

Jordan Lyles, Colorado Rockies

Travis Wood,  Chicago Cubs

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