2022 All-MLB team: 6 Astros honored, Freeman earns 4th selection

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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:

1st-team hitters

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POSITION PLAYER TEAM
C J.T. Realmuto Phillies
1B Paul Goldschmidt Cardinals
2B Jose Altuve Astros
3B Manny Machado Padres
SS Trea Turner Dodgers
OF Mookie Betts Dodgers
OF Mike Trout Angels
OF Aaron Judge Yankees
DH Yordan Alvarez Astros

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.

1st-team pitchers

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ROLE PLAYER TEAM
SP Sandy Alcantara Marlins
SP Alek Manoah Blue Jays
SP Shohei Ohtani Angels
SP Framber Valdez Astros
SP Justin Verlander Astros
RP Edwin Diaz Mets
RP Emmanuel Clase Guardians

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.

2nd-team hitters

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POSITION PLAYER TEAM
C Will Smith Dodgers
1B Freddie Freeman Dodgers
2B Andres Gimenez Guardians
3B Nolan Arenado Cardinals
SS Francisco Lindor Mets
OF Julio Rodriguez Mariners
OF Kyle Schwarber Phillies
OF Kyle Tucker Astros
DH Shohei Ohtani Angels

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.

2nd-team pitchers

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ROLE PLAYER TEAM
SP Dylan Cease White Sox
SP Max Fried Braves
SP Aaron Nola Phillies
SP Max Scherzer Mets
SP Julio Urias Dodgers
RP Ryan Helsley Cardinals
RP Ryan Pressly Astros

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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