Former Angels Two-Way Star Shohei Ohtani Named To 2023 All-MLB Team
Shohei Ohtani
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Former Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was named to the 2023 All-MLB Team, earning recognition as a designated hitter and for his time spent as a pitcher.

Ohtani earned selections to the First Team, marking a third consecutive year he made the All-MLB team as both a pitcher and DH. However, this represents the first time Ohtani was named to the All-MLB First Team for both roles in the same season.

He hit .304/.412/.654 with 26 doubles, eight triples, 44 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Ohtani led the American League in on-base percentage, slugging, on-base plus slugging (1.066), homers, total bases (325) and extra-base hits (78). He also led the Majors in slugging and OPS.

As a pitcher, Ohtani finished 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 1.06 WHIP and 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings over 23 starts.

Among other accolades Ohtani received in his final season with the Angels was the 2023 Hank Aaron Award for the AL. He also was unanimously voted the AL MVP for a second time.

Ohtani became the first player in MLB history to twice win MVP by way of unanimous vote.

2023 All-MLB Teams

First Team

DH: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
C: Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
1B: Freddie Freeman, Los ANgeles Dodgers
2B: Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers
SS: Corey Seager, Rangers
3B: Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
OF: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
OF: Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks
SP: Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees
SP: Zac Gallen, D-backs
SP: Blake Snell, San Diego Padres
SP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Spencer Strider, Braves
RP: Félix Bautista, Orioles
RP: Josh Hader, Padres

Second Team

DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
C: Jonah Heim, Rangers
1B: Matt Olson, Braves
2B: Ozzie Albies, Braves
SS: Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
3B: José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
OF: Adolis García, Rangers
OF: Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros
SP: Kevin Gausman, Toronto Blue Jays
SP: Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins
SP: Nathan Eovaldi, Rangers
SP: Jordan Montgomery, Rangers
SP: Kyle Bradish, Orioles
RP: Devin Williams, Milwaukee Brewers
RP: Emmanuel Clase, Guardians

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