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Adrian Gonzalez named finalist for 2015 Hank Aaron Award

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was named the Dodgers' finalist for the 2015 Hank Aaron Award, given annually to "the most outstanding offensive performer" in each league.

This is the second straight season Gonzalez was the Dodgers' nominee for the award. There are 15 nominees in each league, and the winners will be announced during the 2015 World Series.

Gonzalez hit .275/.350/.480 with a .354 wOBA, 28 home runs, 33 doubles and 90 RBI in 156 games. This was the lowest RBI total for Gonzalez since 2006, and the first time he didn't drive in 100 runs since 2009, when he drove in 99 runs.

Gonzalez, who played 156 games and has averaged 159 games per season over the last 10 years, was one of only three Dodgers with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title. Gonzalez led the Dodgers in games, starts (148), plate appearances (643), hits (157), runs (76), doubles, home runs and RBI, and was third in walks (62).

Among Dodgers with at least 400 plate appearances, Gonzalez ranked third in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS and wOBA, trailing Justin Turner (439 PA) and Andre Ethier (445 PA) in each category.

The Hank Aaron Award has been given out since 1999. The winner is determined by a panel of voters including Hank Aaron himself, combined with fan voting. The only Dodger to win it was Matt Kemp in 2011.

Gonzalez is also the Dodgers' nominee for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes both on- and off-field contributions and leadership.