Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte nominated for Hank Aaron Award
After a stellar season, Arizona Diamonbacks outfielder/second baseman Ketel Marte is up for a national honor.
He is the D-backs’ nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, given to the most outstanding offensive player in both leagues.
Marte put up a career season, hitting 32 home runs and knocking home 92 RBIs while batting .329. That average was tied with Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich, another Hank Aaron Award nominee, for top in the National League.
Marte made the first All-Star game of his career.
He was shut down Sept. 20 due to a back injury and missed the final nine games of the season.
If Marte wins, he would be the second player in D-backs history to earn the award. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt took home the honors in 2013.
Goldschmidt was the St. Louis Cardinals nominee this year. Former Arizona high school baseball player Cody Bellinger is the nominee for the Los Angeles Dodgers.