2022 All-MLB team: 6 Astros honored, Freeman earns 4th selection
Major League Baseball announced the fourth annual All-MLB teams Monday, with 16 players each making up the first and second teams.
The World Series champion Houston Astros were well represented, with a league-best six players across both teams, while five members of the 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers were chosen to lead NL clubs. No other team had more than three selections this year.
Here's a look at the full selections:
Realmuto now has three All-MLB selections, and joins Salvador Perez as a two-time first-team selection at catcher. Both league MVP's, Judge and Goldschmidt, were easy choices for the first team.
|SP||Alek Manoah||Blue Jays|
Alcantara, the NL Cy Young winner, is the first Marlins player to earn an All-MLB Team nod. Ohtani was selected as a first-team pitcher and second-team DH, reversing his selections from last season. Verlander and Valdez are the second set of Astros pitchers to earn first-team spots in the same season, after Verlander and Gerrit Cole did it in 2019.
Freeman becomes the first player with four career All-MLB nods. He's been a second-team choice three times, and was on the first team during his MVP campaign of 2020. Rodriguez is the fourth Rookie of the Year winner to land on the All-MLB Team. Gimenez, along with first-team reliever Clase, are the first two Guardians players to earn this honor.
|SP||Dylan Cease||White Sox|
Scherzer joins Gerrit Cole and Liam Hendriks as the only three-time All-MLB pitchers. This is his first time landing on the second team. Urias is a second-team selection for the second consecutive seasons.
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