Harper named to All-MLB First Team

November 24th, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- has added one more accolade to his 2021 season.

The NL MVP was named to the All-MLB First Team on Tuesday night on MLB Network. Right-hander was named to the Second Team. Earlier this month, Harper won the NL Hank Aaron Award and the Players Choice Award for NL Outstanding Player.

Fans and a panel that includes former players, broadcasters, media members and more vote on the All-MLB Teams.

"Bryce and Zack are two of the best players in Major League Baseball, as validated by this honor," Phillies managing partner John Middleton said in a statement. "The awards and accolades both have received this season have been incredible and are a credit to their hard work and dedication."

Harper joined Aaron Judge and Juan Soto in the First Team outfield. Harper batted .309 with 42 doubles, one triple, 35 home runs, 84 RBIs, a 1.044 OPS and a 179 OPS+. He led baseball in doubles, slugging percentage (.615), OPS and OPS+. He ranked second in the NL in fWAR (6.6), on-base percentage (.429) and walks (100); third in batting average and outfield assists (10); sixth in home runs and runs (101) and ninth in bWAR (5.9). He tied for 17th in stolen bases (13). Harper is the fourth outfielder in baseball history to have at least 100 runs, 100 walks, 40 doubles and 35 home runs in a season. Babe Ruth, Stan Musial and Barry Bonds are the others.

Wheeler went 14-10 with a 2.78 ERA in 32 starts. He led baseball in innings pitched (213 1/3), complete games (three), shutouts (two), batters faced (849) and bWAR (7.6). He led the NL in strikeouts (247). He finished second in the league in fWAR (7.3), FIP (2.59) and xERA (2.78). Last week, Wheeler finished second for NL Cy Young Award behind Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes, despite pitching 46 1/3 more innings than him.

Burnes and Wheeler each received 12 first-place votes, and Wheeler finished just 10 points behind Burnes. It was the closest vote for NL Cy Young race since the ballot expanded from three pitchers to five in 2010.