Mets’ Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso named 2023 Silver Slugger finalists

With the World Series completed, the MLB end-of-year awards will start to be announced in the coming weeks.

On Thursday, MLB announced the finalists for the 2023 Silver Slugger awards and two Mets made the cut, with Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso representing at their respective positions.

Lindor has a pretty good shot, as he was one of the top shortstops on both sides of the ball this season. He appeared in all but one game, and after bit of a slow start, was an absolute force in the middle of the Mets’ lineup.

The 29-year-old became the first Met since Carlos Beltran to put together a 30-30 season with 31 homers and 31 stolen bases. He also finished with 108 runs scored, 33 doubles, 98 RBI, and a .806 OPS (his highest since 2019).

Lindor is opposed by Xander Bogaerts, Trea Turner, and Dansby Swanson as he looks to take home his third career Silver Slugger.

Alonso, on the other hand, faces some stiffer competition in MVP-candidates Matt Olson and Freddie Freeman.

The big man still posted a strong year of his own, though, finishing third in baseball with 46 home runs and second with 118 RBI. While his average fell a bit, he did post a strong .821 OPS over 154 games.

MLB will announce the winners Thursday, Nov. 9.