Best hitter - Miguel Andújar
The best hitter for Triple-A Indianapolis this season was an easy nod to give. That honor goes to outfielder/designated hitter Miguel Andújar. Andújar had 90 plate appearances in the majors but spent most of his season at Indy. With Indy, Andújar absolutely crushed it at the plate.
Andújar had 465 PAs with Indy this season, hitting for a .338/.404/.536 slash line. The right-handed hitter walked at a 10.1% rate, struck out in just 11.8% of his trips to the plate, and posted a very healthy .198 isolated slugging (ISO). Andújar posted a 135 wRC+ at Triple-A, while hitting 16 home runs, collecting 48 extra base hits, and driving in 86 runs.
Even though Andújar raked in the minors, it once again failed to fully translate to the majors. In his 90 PAs with the Pirates, he hit for a .250/.300/.476 slash line with a 105 wRC+. His power was the best it has been in the majors since his 2018 rookie season as he hit 4 home runs, 7 doubles, and he posted a very strong .226 ISO.
Andújar's MLB season was capped off with a very strong September. A September that could put him in the discussion for competing for an Opening Day roster spot in 2024, which is more than anyone could have anticipated for much of the 2023 season.