Trio of Blue Jays headline 2021 All-MLB team

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Major League Baseball announced its third annual All-MLB teams Tuesday, designating a first team and second team comprised of 16 players each.

A trio of Toronto Blue Jays made the first team, with Teoscar Hernandez also claiming second-team honors.

1st-team hitters

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Pos. Player Team
C Salvador Perez Royals
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Jays
2B Marcus Semien Blue Jays
3B Austin Riley Braves
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres
OF Juan Soto Nationals
OF Bryce Harper Phillies
OF Aaron Judge Yankees
DH Shohei Ohtani Angels

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.

Salvador Perez claimed his second consecutive nod as the top catcher, hitting 48 home runs to set a new record among backstops, while Marcus Semien's 45 dingers set a new mark among second basemen.

Each of the NL MVP finalists - Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr., and winner Bryce Harper - also made the first team.

1st-team pitchers

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Pos. Player Team
SP Walker Buehler Dodgers
SP Corbin Burnes Brewers
SP Gerrit Cole Yankees
SP Robbie Ray Blue Jays
SP Max Scherzer Nationals/Dodgers
RP Josh Hader Brewers
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.

2nd-team hitters

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Pos. Player Team
C Buster Posey Giants
1B Freddie Freeman Braves
2B Ozzie Albies Braves
3B Rafael Devers Red Sox
SS Trea Turner Nationals/Dodgers
OF Nick Castellanos Reds
OF Kyle Tucker Astros
OF Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays
DH Yordan Alvarez Astros

Retired catcher Buster Posey headlined the second team one day after he claimed the NL's Comeback Player of the Year.

A pair of Braves hitters also earned second-team selections, with Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies, as well as Max Fried, joining Austin Riley as four honorees from the World Series champions.

2nd-team pitchers

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Pos. Player Team
SP Max Fried Braves
SP Kevin Gausman Giants
SP Shohei Ohtani Angels
SP Julio Urias Dodgers
SP Zack Wheeler Phillies
RP Raisel Iglesias Angels
RP Kenley Jansen Dodgers

Zack Wheeler notably led the second-team staff. He was a surprising omission from the top squad after the Philadelphia Phillies right-hander finished as the Cy Young runner-up in the NL.

Ohtani also earned a nod on the pitching side to complete his two-way resume and historic MVP season.

Trio of Blue Jays headline 2021 All-MLB team
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