Dodgers News: Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman & Shohei Ohtani Named To 2023 All-MLB Team

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Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman were selected to the 2023 All-MLB First Team as the two players representing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shohei Ohtani, who joined the Dodgers this past week, was also selected as a representative for the Los Angeles Angels.

No Dodgers were named to the All-MLB Second Team. Among other Dodgers who also were finalists included Will Smith, Clayton Kershaw, J.D. Martinez and Evan Phillips.

All-MLB honors were first established in 2019 and recognize the best player or players at each position during the season. Selections to the All-MLB Teams were composed of 50% fan vote and 50% baseball media panel voting.

Betts was named to the First Team as an outfielder for the second straight season and the third time in the past four seasons.

Although Betts fell short for the 2023 NL MVP Award, he hit .307/.408/.579/ with 40 doubles, 39 home runs, 107 RBI, 14 stolen bases, 126 runs scored and a 167 wRC+.

Betts finished among the top three in the NL in wRC+, OPS+ (163), doubles, slugging percentage, on-base plus slugging (.987) and extra-base hits (80), and he set a new MLB record for most RBI out of the leadoff spot.

He has now earned the honor in 2020, 2022 and 2023, along with a Second Team honor in 2019.

Freeman was named the first baseman for the First Team, which continues his streak as the only player to be honored to the All-MLB team in each of its five seasons.

It’s his second First Team honor, previously winning in 2020 for the Atlanta Braves, and he has added Second Team honors in 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Freeman hit a stellar .331/.410/.567 with 59 doubles, 131 runs scored, 102 RBI, 23 stolen bases and a 163 wRC+, along with finishing just behind the leaders with 7.9 WAR.

The 34-year-old was one double shy of reaching 60 for the season, but nevertheless set the all-time Dodgers record and broke the L.A. franchise record with 90 extra-base hits.

Freeman also became the only first baseman in MLB history with 200 hits, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in one season.

Ohtani was named to the First Team as the designated hitter and a starting pitcher during his final season with the Angels.

It is the third consecutive year Ohtani made the All-MLB team as both a pitcher and DH, but it’s the first time he was on the First Team for both in the same season.

He finished 2023 with 44 home runs, 20 stolen bases, eight triples, 102 runs scored and 95 RBI. He also led all MLB players with a .654 slugging percentage and a 1.066 on-base plus slugging.

On the mound, Ohtani went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA, 4.00 FIP, 1.06 WHIP and 11.4 strikeouts per nine in 23 starts.

His 2023 season also earned him the AL MVP Award in unanimous fashion, making him the only player in MLB history to win it twice by receiving all 30 first place votes.

2023 All-MLB Teams

First Team

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

Second Team

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

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