Trio of Blue Jays headline 2021 All-MLB team
Major League Baseball announced its third annual All-MLB teams Tuesday, designating a first team and second team comprised of 16 players each.
|1B||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||Blue Jays|
|2B||Marcus Semien||Blue Jays|
|SS||Fernando Tatis Jr.||Padres|
The American League's unanimous MVP, Shohei Ohtani, locked up first-team designated hitter duties after crushing 46 homers and collecting 100 RBIs. Meanwhile, the MVP runner-up, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., slotted in at first base by leading MLB with 123 runs scored and 363 bases.
|SP||Robbie Ray||Blue Jays|
|RP||Liam Hendriks||White Sox|
Headlined by the two Cy Young winners in Milwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes and free-agent lefty Robbie Ray, the first-team pitching staff is stacked. Among the starters, only Walker Buehler, who finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting, wasn't a finalist for the award in his respective league.
|3B||Rafael Devers||Red Sox|
|OF||Teoscar Hernandez||Blue Jays|
Retired catcher Buster Posey headlined the second team one day after he claimed the NL's Comeback Player of the Year.
Ohtani also earned a nod on the pitching side to complete his two-way resume and historic MVP season.