Both Rizzo and Arrieta have earned the first Silver Slugger Award of their careers. Arrieta and Rizzo are now one of only 10 players in franchise history to win a Silver Slugger.
Rizzo joins Derrek Lee as the only first basemen to win the award in franchise history, with Rizzo the first-ever Cubs left-handed hitting first baseman to do so. In fact, Rizzo is only the second left-handed hitter in franchise history to win a Silver Slugger Award, joining Leon Durham, who was honored as an outfielder in 1982.
In 2016, Rizzo batted .292 (170-for-583) with 43 doubles, 32 home runs and 109 RBI, setting or matching career highs in all four categories. Rizzo turned in a .385 on-base percentage and a .544 slugging percentage, good for a .928 OPS.
Arrieta joins Carlos Zambrano (a three-time winner) as the only pitchers in franchise history to win the Silver Slugger. In 2016, Arrieta batted .262 (17-for-65) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and seven RBI. He had a .304 on-base percentage and a .415 slugging percentage, good for a .720 OPS. Arrieta's batting average, on-base percentage and OPS led all pitchers with at least 50 at-bats, while his slugging