2021 MLB Awards: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, Raisel Iglesias Make All-MLB Team
Shohei Ohtani, 2021 Season
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In what was the final slate of awards for the 2021 season, the All-MLB First and Second teams were announced on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Angels had two finalists — Shohei Ohtani and Raisel Iglesias — and both found their way to making the final cut.

Ohtani — as the cherry on top of his historic season — was named to the All-MLB First team as the designated hitter and the Second team as a starting pitcher. Iglesias was named a Second team relief pitcher alongside Kenley Jansen of the L.A. Dodgers.

The Dodgers led all of baseball in All-MLB selections, racking up five winners. Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Walker Buehler were named to to the First team while shortstop Trea Turner, starting pitcher Julio Urias, and Jansen received Second team honors.

This was the third annual selection of the All-MLB team, coming in the same format as the first two. Two teams consisting of one catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and designated hitter, to go along with three outfielders, five starting pitchers, and two relievers.

Selection is done by a 50-50 weighted split of fan voting and a panel of experts and is meant to serve as a way to pick a new All-Star team with the whole season being taken into account. The full winners can be seen below.

All-MLB First Team

C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Marcus Semien, Blue Jays
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
3B: Austin Riley, Braves
OF: Juan Soto, Nationals
OF: Bryce Harper, Phillies
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Max Scherzer, Dodgers
SP: Corbin Burnes, Brewers
SP: Walker Buehler, Dodgers
SP: Robbie Ray, Blue Jays
SP: Gerrit Cole, Yankees
RP: Josh Hader, Brewers
RP: Liam Hendriks, White Sox

All-MLB Second Team

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B: Ozzie Albies, Braves
SS: Trea Turner, Dodgers
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
OF: Nick Castellanos, Reds
OF: Kyle Tucker, Astros
OF: Teoscar Hernández, Blue Jays
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
SP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Julio Urías, Dodgers
SP: Kevin Gausman, Giants
SP: Max Fried, Braves
SP: Zack Wheeler, Phillies
RP: Raisel Iglesias, Angels
RP: Kenley Jansen, Dodgers

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