5. NL Silver Slugger - 3B, Austin Riley
Austin Riley is in the midst of his third straight 30-homer season. He has an OPS+ of 129 on the year with a .282 average, .346 OBP, and a .519 slugging percentage. His 96 runs batted in are second among NL third basemen to Max Muncy's 105. He leads NL 3B in homers (37), hits (175), and games played (157). Austin has also added 30 doubles to his cause this season.
Austin is our favorite to win his second Silver Slugger this season. He leads all NL third basemen by a wide margin in Offensive Runs Above Average and wRC+. It's pretty clear that Riley's bat is the most silver of all the NL third basemen.
4. NL Silver Slugger - 2B, Ozzie Albies
Mookie Betts split duties between second base and RF this season, so if that allows us to disregard his candidacy, then Ozzie Albies has a chance. Albies is the top second baseman in Offensive Runs Above Average in 2023. Albies leads all NL second basemen (excluding Betts) in homers (33) and RBI (108). This is Albies' second 30-HR, 100-RBI season of his career.
Albies will have some stiff competition with Luis Arraez have a phenomenal season. Arraiez leads all NL second basemen in wRC+ (132), batting average (.354), and OPS (.861). Despite not being known for his power, Arraez slugged .469 on top of hitting .354. Arraez might have the edge but Ozzie's season is certainly worth noting.