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Two-Way Star Shohei Ohtani, Dodgers Headline 2021 All-MLB Team

Shohei Ohtani continues his historic season with another award after being unanimously voted the American League MVP.

The Angels two-way star found himself on both the All-MLB first and second team, landing on the former as a designated hitter and latter as a starting pitcher. 

He exceeded expectations this season, appearing in 158 games on offense. He batted .257/.372/.592 with 46 home runs, 100 RBIs, 26 stolen bases and 103 run scored. He also went 9–2 on the mound with a 3.18 ERA across 23 starts, notching 156 strikeouts over 130.1 innings.

Per MLB Stats, Ohtani is the only player to tally 30-plus homers and 30-plus strikeouts while pitching in a single season.

Franchise-wise, the Dodgers led the crowd with five selections this year, including Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. Meanwhile, the World Series champion Braves and the Blue Jays had four picks apiece.

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Here is the full breakdown of the first and second All-MLB team. 

FIRST TEAM:

C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
2B: Marcus Semien, Blue Jays
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
3B: Austin Riley, Braves
OF: Juan Soto, Nationals
OF: Bryce Harper, Phillies
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Max Scherzer, Dodgers
SP: Corbin Burnes, Brewers
SP: Walker Buehler, Dodgers
SP: Robbie Ray, Blue Jays
SP: Gerrit Cole, Yankees
RP: Josh Hader, Brewers
RP: Liam Hendriks, White Sox

SECOND TEAM:

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B: Ozzie Albies, Braves
SS: Trea Turner, Dodgers
3B: Rafael Devers, Red Sox
OF: Nick Castellanos, Reds
OF: Kyle Tucker, Astros
OF: Teoscar Hernández, Blue Jays
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
SP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Julio Urías, Dodgers
SP: Kevin Gausman, Giants
SP: Max Fried, Braves
SP: Zack Wheeler, Phillies
RP: Raisel Iglesias, Angels
RP: Kenley Jansen, Dodgers

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