2021 MLB Awards: Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, Raisel Iglesias Nominated For All-MLB Team
Raisel Iglesias, 2021 Season
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In a fairly new tradition — just the third year — Major League Baseball has revealed the nominees that will be voted on to make a first and second All-MLB team. The Los Angeles Angels have two nominees in this year’s voting pool, Shohei Ohtani and Raisel Iglesias.

The All-MLB teams work a little differently than every other major award, as this one has a fan voting component. Fan voting accounts for 50% of the final tally, with the other 50% coming from an expert panel of voters.

Ohtani is once again making history by being the first player to be a finalist at multiple positions. He is listed in both the designated hitter category and the starting pitcher category. Iglesias is among 16 finalists for relief pitchers.

The L.A. Dodgers have the most nominees, securing 10 spots in the voting pool. They have at least one player at every single position with the exception of second base, as second baseman Trea Turner is listed as a shortstop. The Chicago White Sox lead the American League with nine nominees, including five pitchers.

Ballots for the All-MLB First and Second team can be created here, with fans being allowed to vote for one player at each position, three outfielders, five starting pitchers, and two relievers. Fans are asked to vote solely based on the regular season, not the playoffs.

Voting is open now and continues through Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. PT. Winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 23.

Full list of nominees

1B (choose one)

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR
Max Muncy, LAD
Joey Votto, CIN
Matt Olson, OAK
Freddie Freeman, ATL
José Abreu, CWS
Paul Goldschmidt, STL
Yuli Gurriel, HOU
Pete Alonso, NYM
Ryan Mountcastle, BAL

2B (choose one)

Marcus Semien, TOR
Brandon Lowe, TB
Ozzie Albies, ATL
Jose Altuve, HOU
Jonathan India, CIN
Whit Merrifield, KC
Jake Cronenworth, SD
Jorge Polanco, MIN
Adam Frazier, SD

3B (choose one)

Rafael Devers, BOS
Austin Riley, ATL
José Ramírez, CLE
Manny Machado, SD
Nolan Arenado, STL
Justin Turner, LAD
Yoán Moncada, CWS

SS (choose one)

Fernando Tatis Jr., SD
Carlos Correa, HOU
Trea Turner, LAD
Xander Bogaerts, BOS
Bo Bichette, TOR
Brandon Crawford, SF
Tim Anderson, CWS
Corey Seager, LAD
Trevor Story, COL
Nicky Lopez, KC

C (choose one)

Salvador Perez, KC
Will Smith, LAD
Buster Posey, SF
Mike Zunino, TB
J.T. Realmuto, PHI
Yasmani Grandal, CWS
Willson Contreras, CHC

DH (choose one)

Shohei Ohtani, LAA
J.D. Martinez, BOS
Giancarlo Stanton, NYY
Yordan Alvarez, HOU
Nelson Cruz, TB

Outfield (choose three)

Cedric Mullins, BAL
Bryce Harper, PHI
Juan Soto, WSH
Tyler O’Neill, STL
Nick Castellanos, CIN
Aaron Judge, NYY
Teoscar Hernández, TOR
Jesse Winker, CIN
Bryan Reynolds, PIT
Mitch Haniger, SEA
Kris Bryant, SF
Mookie Betts, LAD
Kyle Tucker, HOU
Randy Arozarena, TB
Adam Duvall, ATL
Kyle Schwarber, BOS
Enrique Hernández, BOS
Adolis García, TEX

Starting pitchers (choose five)

Max Scherzer, LAD
Walker Buehler, LAD
Corbin Burnes, MIL
Gerrit Cole, NYY
Lance Lynn, CWS
Robbie Ray, TOR
Zack Wheeler, PHI
Shohei Ohtani, LAA
Julio Urías, LAD
Kevin Gausman, SF
Dylan Cease, CWS
Carlos Rodón, CWS
Brandon Woodruff, MIL
Logan Webb, SF
Adam Wainwright, STL
Charlie Morton, ATL
Max Fried, ATL
Chris Bassitt, OAK
José Berríos, TOR
Freddy Peralta, MIL
Sandy Alcantara, MIA
Lance McCullers Jr., HOU

Relievers (choose two)

Josh Hader, MIL
Liam Hendriks, CWS
Kenley Jansen, LAD
Ryan Pressly, HOU
Mark Melancon, SD
Raisel Iglesias, LAA
Emmanuel Clase, CLE
Giovanny Gallegos, STL
Craig Kimbrel, CWS
Jake McGee, SF
Devin Williams, MIL
Andrew Kittredge, TB
Garrett Whitlock, BOS
Jonathan Loáisiga, NYY
Jordan Romano, TOR
Aroldis Chapman, NYY

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