Mookie Betts of the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers and three-time American League MVP Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels headlined a group of 16 players named to the second annual All-MLB Team.
The compilation of players, selected regardless of league, was selected by voting from select fans, media members, broadcasters, former players and various baseball officials.
Joining Betts and Trout in the outfield was Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals. The catcher was Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, while first baseman Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves and second baseman DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees comprised the right side of the infield. Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and third baseman Manny Machado, both of the San Diego Padres, rounded out the infield. The Miami Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna was the designated hitter.
The starting pitching staff included Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds, Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians, Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs, Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves. Two relievers named were Nick Anderson of the Tampa Bay Rays and Liam Hendricks of the Oakland Athletics.
The second team included AL MVP Jose Abreu, the Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, as well as shortstop Corey Seager and starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who also play for the World Series-champion Dodgers.
Three players on the first team are 25 or under: Tatis (21), Soto (22) and Bieber (25).