VOTE NOW: Pick the 2021 All-MLB Team

November 11th, 2021

As fans participate in their yearly debates surrounding the game's marquee awards, they once again will have the opportunity to help decide the third annual All-MLB Team.

Nominees were announced on Wednesday for the 2021 All-MLB Team, which -- as in each of the last two years -- will be split into a First and Second Team.

Fan voting is underway and runs through 5 p.m. ET on Nov. 19, with 50% of the vote coming from fans and 50% coming from a panel of experts. Winners will be announced on MLB Network on Nov. 23.

Voters are asked to consider only performance during the regular season when casting their ballots. Each team will include one selection at each position (including designated hitter and three outfielders, regardless of specific outfield position), five starting pitchers and two relievers.

Fans will have their hands full as they try to whittle down a list that includes 66 position-player candidates (seven catchers, 10 first basemen, nine second basemen, 10 shortstops, seven third basemen, five designated hitters and 18 outfielders) and 38 pitcher candidates (22 starters and 16 relievers).

The Dodgers lead the way with 10 nominees, including at least one player at every position except second base. Those candidates are catcher Will Smith; first baseman Max Muncy; shortstops Trea Turner and Corey Seager; third baseman Justin Turner; outfielder Mookie Betts (a First Team All-MLB selection in 2020 and a Second Team All-MLB pick in '19); starting pitchers Max Scherzer (a 2019 First Team All-MLB selection), Walker Buehler and Julio Urías; and reliever Kenley Jansen.

The White Sox paced all AL clubs with nine nominees, including five pitchers. They have a trio of starters -- Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease and Carlos Rodón -- in the running, as well as their dominant bullpen duo of Liam Hendriks (a First Team All-MLB selection in 2020 and a Second Team All-MLB pick in '19) and Craig Kimbrel.

Key injuries in 2021 certainly opened the door for some newcomers.

Mike Trout, who made the First Team in both 2019 and '20, was limited to just 36 games by a strained right calf. Meanwhile, Jacob deGrom -- another two-time First Team honoree -- seemed well on his way to a third straight selection before being sidelined by right forearm tightness. The Mets right-hander posted a ridiculous 1.08 ERA through 15 starts, but he made his final appearance of the season on July 7. The only other player named to the All-MLB First Team in each of the last two years was DJ LeMahieu, who is not a nominee in 2021.

There will certainly be some tough choices across the diamond. Can anyone surpass the MVP Award finalists at first base (Vladimir Guerrero Jr.), second base (Marcus Semien), shortstop (Fernando Tatis Jr.) or designated hitter (Shohei Ohtani)?

Speaking of Ohtani, he has the chance to become the first player named to the All-MLB team at multiple positions, as he's also one of the 22 nominees for the 10 spots -- five apiece on the First Team and Second Team -- for starting pitchers. Though Ohtani may be the favorite at DH against fellow candidates J.D. Martinez, Giancarlo Stanton, Yordan Alvarez and Nelson Cruz, he faces a stacked field when it comes to starting pitchers.

Along with the Cy Young Award finalists in the NL (Scherzer, Corbin Burnes and Zack Wheeler) and the AL (Lynn, Gerrit Cole and Robbie Ray), the starting pitcher nominees also include the likes of Buehler, Brandon Woodruff and Kevin Gausman -- each of whom had Cy Young aspirations of their own for most of the season -- among many other worthy candidates.

Once you have all that sorted, you'll still need to decide how to navigate an outfield group that includes MVP Award finalists Bryce Harper and Juan Soto, as well as Betts, Nick Castellanos, Aaron Judge, Cedric Mullins and Teoscar Hernández.

All-Star selections awarded the top first-half performers, while the MVP and Cy Young Awards will honor the top players in each league, but it's time for you to cast your votes for the top overall players across the Majors -- and the entire season. Let the debates begin.


Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR
Max Muncy, LAD
Joey Votto, CIN
Matt Olson, OAK
Freddie Freeman, ATL
José Abreu, CWS
Paul Goldschmidt, STL
Yuli Gurriel, HOU
Pete Alonso, NYM
Ryan Mountcastle, BAL


Marcus Semien, TOR
Brandon Lowe, TB
Ozzie Albies, ATL
Jose Altuve, HOU
Jonathan India, CIN
Whit Merrifield, KC
Jake Cronenworth, SD
Jorge Polanco, MIN
Adam Frazier, SD


Rafael Devers, BOS
Austin Riley, ATL
José Ramírez, CLE
Manny Machado, SD
Nolan Arenado, STL
Justin Turner, LAD
Yoán Moncada, CWS


Fernando Tatis Jr., SD
Carlos Correa, HOU
Trea Turner, LAD
Xander Bogaerts, BOS
Bo Bichette, TOR
Brandon Crawford, SF
Tim Anderson, CWS
Corey Seager, LAD
Trevor Story, COL
Nicky Lopez, KC


Salvador Perez, KC
Will Smith, LAD
Buster Posey, SF
Mike Zunino, TB
J.T. Realmuto, PHI
Yasmani Grandal, CWS
Willson Contreras, CHC


Shohei Ohtani, LAA
J.D. Martinez, BOS
Giancarlo Stanton, NYY
Yordan Alvarez, HOU
Nelson Cruz, TB


Cedric Mullins, BAL
Bryce Harper, PHI
Juan Soto, WSH
Tyler O'Neill, STL
Nick Castellanos, CIN
Aaron Judge, NYY
Teoscar Hernández, TOR
Jesse Winker, CIN
Bryan Reynolds, PIT
Mitch Haniger, SEA
Kris Bryant, SF
Mookie Betts, LAD
Kyle Tucker, HOU
Randy Arozarena, TB
Adam Duvall, ATL
Kyle Schwarber, BOS
Enrique Hernández, BOS
Adolis García, TEX

Starting pitchers

Max Scherzer, LAD
Walker Buehler, LAD
Corbin Burnes, MIL
Gerrit Cole, NYY
Lance Lynn, CWS
Robbie Ray, TOR
Zack Wheeler, PHI
Shohei Ohtani, LAA
Julio Urías, LAD
Kevin Gausman, SF
Dylan Cease, CWS
Carlos Rodón, CWS
Brandon Woodruff, MIL
Logan Webb, SF
Adam Wainwright, STL
Charlie Morton, ATL
Max Fried, ATL
Chris Bassitt, OAK
José Berríos, TOR
Freddy Peralta, MIL
Sandy Alcantara, MIA
Lance McCullers Jr., HOU


Josh Hader, MIL
Liam Hendriks, CWS
Kenley Jansen, LAD
Ryan Pressly, HOU
Mark Melancon, SD
Raisel Iglesias, LAA
Emmanuel Clase, CLE
Giovanny Gallegos, STL
Craig Kimbrel, CWS
Jake McGee, SF
Devin Williams, MIL
Andrew Kittredge, TB
Garrett Whitlock, BOS
Jonathan Loáisiga, NYY
Jordan Romano, TOR
Aroldis Chapman, NYY