Here are your 2023 All-MLB First and Second Team winners

December 17th, 2023

When it comes to handing out individual accolades, only the All-MLB Team presented by MGM Rewards takes into consideration the totality of the entire season while also honoring the best players across the Major Leagues, as a whole.

The fifth annual All-MLB Team was announced Saturday night, honoring the best players from the 2023 season. As was the case in each of the past four editions, the ‘23 team was chosen through a process in which 50% of the vote came from fans and 50% from a panel of experts.

The All-MLB Team is split into a First and Second Team, with each team featuring one selection at catcher, first base, second base, shortstop, third base and DH, as well as three outfielders (regardless of specific outfield position), five starting pitchers and two relievers. Voters were asked to consider only performance during the regular season when casting their ballots.

This year, the Rangers led the way with six All-MLB selections, including their middle-infield duo earning First Team nods. The Braves, meanwhile, paced all NL clubs with five All-MLB nods, including an MLB-most three players on the First Team.

Without further ado, here are the 2023 All-MLB Teams:

C: Adley Rutschman, Orioles
1B: Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
2B: Marcus Semien, Rangers
SS: Corey Seager, Rangers
3B: Austin Riley, Braves
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
OF: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
OF: Corbin Carroll, D-backs
DH: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Gerrit Cole, Yankees
SP: Zac Gallen, D-backs
SP: Blake Snell, Padres
SP: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
SP: Spencer Strider, Braves
RP: Félix Bautista, Orioles
RP: Josh Hader, Padres

C: Jonah Heim, Rangers
1B: Matt Olson, Braves
2B: Ozzie Albies, Braves
SS: Francisco Lindor, Mets
3B: José Ramírez, Guardians
OF: Aaron Judge, Yankees
OF: Adolis García, Rangers
OF: Kyle Tucker, Astros
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
SP: Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays
SP: Sonny Gray, Twins
SP: Nathan Eovaldi, Rangers
SP: Jordan Montgomery, Rangers
SP: Kyle Bradish, Orioles
RP: Devin Williams, Brewers
RP: Emmanuel Clase, Guardians

Here’s a closer look at the winners at each position:

Starting pitchers

First Team: Gerrit Cole, Yankees
Cole not only won his first career Cy Young Award this season, but he did so in unanimous fashion. The six-time All-Star went 15-4 with an AL-best 2.63 ERA over 33 starts for the Yankees. He was also one of just two pitchers in the Majors to toss multiple shutouts this season (also Framber Valdez).

First Team: Zac Gallen, D-backs
Though Gallen stumbled a bit down the stretch, he still finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting after going 17-9 with a 3.47 ERA and 220 strikeouts over 210 innings.

First Team: Blake Snell, Padres
Snell took home his second career Cy Young Award after leading the Majors with a 2.25 ERA over 32 starts for the Padres. The lefty, who previously won the 2018 AL Cy Young Award with the Rays, racked up 234 strikeouts in 180 innings this season.

First Team: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
This is the third consecutive year that Ohtani has made the All-MLB Team as both a pitcher and a DH, though this is his first time being on the First Team for both in the same season. Along with his aforementioned offensive prowess, Ohtani went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts over 132 innings this season. No wonder the Dodgers offered him that record-setting 10-year, $700 million deal.

First Team: Spencer Strider, Braves
Strider led the Majors with 281 strikeouts this season -- and he did so in only 186 2/3 innings. His average of 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings was the second highest in MLB history among pitchers with at least 30 starts, trailing only Cole (13.8 K's per nine in 2019). Overall, Strider went 20-5 with a 3.86 ERA in 32 starts.

Second Team: Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays
Gausman led the AL with 237 strikeouts on his way to finishing third in AL Cy Young Award voting. The right-hander went 12-9 with a 3.16 ERA over 31 starts for the Blue Jays.

Second Team: Sonny Gray, Twins
Gray finished second in AL Cy Young Award voting -- behind Cole and just ahead of Gausman -- after posting a 2.79 ERA over 32 starts for the Twins this season. The veteran righty had 183 strikeouts over 184 innings, all while allowing only eight home runs.

Second Team: Nathan Eovaldi, Rangers
Eovaldi stepped up in a big way for a Rangers rotation that lost Jacob deGrom after only six starts. The 33-year-old Eovaldi went 12-5 with a 3.63 ERA in his first season with the Rangers, including 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA over 18 starts before the All-Star break.

Second Team: Jordan Montgomery, Rangers
Montgomery began the season with the Cardinals, racking up a 3.42 ERA over 21 starts before being traded to the Rangers at the Trade Deadline. The southpaw took his game to another level in Arlington, posting a 2.79 ERA in 11 starts down the stretch to help send Texas to the postseason.

Second Team: Kyle Bradish, Orioles
The 27-year-old Bradish enjoyed a breakout season for the upstart O's, going 12-7 with a 2.83 ERA over 30 starts. He racked up 168 strikeouts over 168 2/3 innings on his way to finishing fourth in AL Cy Young Award voting.


First Team: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
No surprise here, as Acuña earns his third All-MLB Team nod -- but first as a First Team selection -- after his historic 2023 campaign. The Braves superstar, who turns 26 on Monday, hit 41 home runs and stole 73 bases to become the first player in MLB history with a 40-70 season. As if that wasn't enough, he also hit .337 while leading all players in hits (217), runs scored (149), total bases (383) and on-base percentage (.416).

First Team: Mookie Betts, Dodgers
Betts earned a First Team honor for the second straight season -- and the third time in the past four years -- after hitting a career-best 39 homers for the Dodgers this season. He also hit .307 while racking up 107 RBIs, 40 doubles, 14 stolen bases and a .987 OPS on his way to finishing second to Acuña in NL MVP voting. Along with First Team selections in 2020, '22 and '23, Betts also earned a Second Team honor in '19.

First Team: Corbin Carroll, D-backs
Carroll's trophy case is filling up in a hurry. Just a month after being named the unanimous NL Rookie of the Year, the budding 23-year-old superstar finds himself in the All-MLB First Team outfield alongside a pair of MVP winners. Carroll, the 16th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, burst onto the scene for the D-backs this season, hitting .285 with 25 home runs, 54 stolen bases, 10 triples and 30 doubles. He also scored 116 runs and drove in 76 on his way to finishing fifth in NL MVP voting.

Second Team: Aaron Judge, Yankees
After back-to-back First Team selections, Judge dropped to the Second Team after being limited to 106 games this season. The Yankees slugger still smashed 37 homers, thanks to an 8.1% home run rate that wasn't far off from the 8.9% rate he had when he hit an AL-record 62 homers in 2022.

Second Team: Adolis García, Rangers
Prior to his remarkable performance in the 2023 AL Championship Series, García put together his best campaign yet during the regular season. He notched career bests in home runs (39), RBIs (107), runs scored (108) and OPS (.836), all while earning his first Gold Glove Award.

Second Team: Kyle Tucker, Astros
Tucker earned his third consecutive Second Team honor after yet another impressive campaign for the Astros. He racked up 29 home runs and an AL-best 112 RBIs this season -- remarkably similar to each of his past two seasons (30 homers and 107 RBIs in 2022; 30 homers and 92 RBIs in '21). Tucker, however, also swiped a career-best 30 bases this season to go with 37 doubles, 97 runs scored and an .886 OPS.

Designated hitters

First Team: Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Focusing strictly on his contributions as a DH, Ohtani led all players with a .654 slugging percentage and a 1.066 OPS. He also racked up 44 home runs, 20 stolen bases, eight triples, 102 runs scored, 95 RBIs and an MLB-best 184 OPS+.

Second Team: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
Alvarez has been named to the All-MLB Team in four of the past five seasons. He was also a Second Team selection in 2019 and ’21 and earned a First Team nod in ’22. Though he dropped to the Second Team this year, that was far more about what Ohtani did than anything Alvarez didn’t do. After all, Alvarez hit .293 with 31 home runs and 97 RBIs -- and he did it all in just 114 games.

Relief pitchers

First Team: Félix Bautista, Orioles
Though Bautista's season came to a premature end when he was shut down with right arm soreness in late August and later underwent Tommy John surgery, there's little question he was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball this season. The 28-year-old closer played a pivotal role in Baltimore's rise to AL East champions, racking up 33 saves while stifling opposing hitters to the tune of a 1.48 ERA and 110 strikeouts in just 61 innings. His average of 16.2 strikeouts per nine innings was the third-best mark in AL history among pitchers with at least 50 innings, trailing only Craig Kimbrel (16.4 in 2017) and Aroldis Chapman (16.3 in ‘18).

First Team: Josh Hader, Padres
Hader posted a miniscule 1.28 ERA over 61 outings for the Padres this season. The veteran closer tallied 85 strikeouts over 56 1/3 innings on his way to locking down 33 saves. This is the third First Team selection for Hader, who also received the honor in 2019 and '21.

Second Team: Devin Williams, Brewers
Williams was named the NL Reliever of the Year after finishing with a 1.53 ERA and 36 saves for the Brewers. The right-hander struck out 87 batters over 58 2/3 innings in 61 games on his way to earning his second All-MLB Team nod. He was also named to the Second Team in 2020, when he won the NL Rookie of the Year Award.

Second Team: Emmanuel Clase, Guardians
After posting a sub-2.00 ERA in each of the past two seasons, Clase checked in with a still respectable 3.22 mark in 2023. He led the Majors with 44 saves while pitching in 75 games -- and finishing out 65 of them.


First Team: Adley Rutschman, Orioles
After earning his first All-Star selection and his first Silver Slugger Award, Rutschman capped his breakout 2023 campaign with his first All-MLB Team nod. The 25-year-old catcher followed up his strong rookie season by hitting .277 with 20 homers and 80 RBIs to help lead Baltimore to an AL East title. Rutschman’s 256 total bases were the most among catchers and the second most by a catcher in Orioles history.

Second Team: Jonah Heim, Rangers
Heim's first All-MLB Team selection comes after he also earned his first All-Star selection and first Gold Glove Award en route to helping the Rangers win the 2023 World Series. Heim posted career highs in homers (18), RBIs (95), doubles (28) and OPS (.755), all while playing elite defense behind the plate.

First basemen

First Team: Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
Freeman continues his streak as the only player to be named to an All-MLB Team in each of the five seasons since the honor began. This is Freeman’s second time being named to the First Team (also in 2020 with the Braves), while he also has three Second Team honors (‘19, ’21 and ’22). This latest distinction comes after he slashed .331/.410/.567 (.977 OPS) with 29 home runs, 102 RBIs and an MLB-leading 59 doubles. Freeman, who turned 34 in September, also stole a career-high 23 bases on his way to finishing third in NL MVP Award voting.

Second Team: Matt Olson, Braves
Olson finished just behind Freeman in the NL MVP race, checking in at No. 4 on the ballot after leading the Majors in both home runs (54) and RBIs (139). Each of those totals was a franchise record for the Braves. Olson’s .604 slugging percentage also paced all NL hitters in a year in which he earned his second All-Star nod and first career Silver Slugger Award.

Second basemen

First Team: Marcus Semien, Rangers
This is the second time being named to the First Team for Semien, who also earned the honor in 2021 with the Blue Jays. He was also a Second Team selection in ’19. As for this year, Semien led the AL with 122 runs and 185 hits, while his 7.4 bWAR was second in the AL, trailing only Shohei Ohtani. Semien’s 73 extra-base hits and 320 total bases were the most among all second basemen.

Second Team: Ozzie Albies, Braves
Albies hit a career-high 33 home runs for Atlanta this season, all while slashing .280/.336/.513 (.849 OPS). His performance was good enough to earn him his third career All-Star selection, as well as some down-ballot votes for the NL MVP Award. This is Albies’ second All-MLB Team selection, as he was also named to the Second Team in 2019.


First Team: Corey Seager, Rangers
One could make the argument that no hitter was better, when healthy, in 2023 than Seager. He slashed .327/.390/.623 for a career-best 1.013 OPS. His counting numbers -- 33 homers, 96 RBIs and an AL-leading 42 doubles -- were also impressive on their own, but even more so when considering he missed 43 games due to injuries. Seager still managed to finish second in AL MVP Award voting, behind Ohtani. Though it didn’t factor into this particular honor, Seager continued his remarkable year in the postseason, where he went on to win the World Series MVP Award.

Second Team: Francisco Lindor, Mets
Lindor finished ninth in NL MVP Award voting for the second straight season -- and was then named to the All-MLB Second Team for a second straight season. The shortstop hit 31 home runs and racked up a career-high 31 stolen bases for the Mets this season, all while hitting .254 with 33 doubles, 108 runs scored and an .806 OPS.

Third basemen

First Team: Austin Riley, Braves
Riley earned a First Team nod for the second time in the past three seasons after putting together another sensational campaign for the Braves. The 26-year-old third baseman hit 37 home runs with 97 RBIs, 32 doubles and a career-most 117 runs scored this season. He finished seventh in NL MVP Award voting -- his third straight top-7 finish -- and won his second Silver Slugger Award.

Second Team: José Ramírez, Guardians
Ramírez remained one of the most consistent producers in MLB in 2023, hitting .282 with 24 home runs, 28 stolen bases with an .831 OPS. It was good enough for his fourth straight top-10 finish in AL MVP Award voting -- and his sixth top-10 finish in the past seven seasons.

Hank Aaron Award winners

American League
Shohei Ohtani, Angels

National League
Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves