After a successful 2020 campaign, three players on the Toronto Blue Jays have been nominated for a spot on the second ever All-MLB team.
After every season in the NBA, the league announces three All-NBA teams that consist of a starting lineup.
Last year, for the first time, Major League Baseball implemented an all-MLB team that consist of one player at each offensive position, five starting pitchers and three relievers. They also had a second All-MLB team for players that just missed the cut of the first team.
This year, three players on the Toronto Blue Jays have been nominated for a spot on the All-MLB team.
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Hyun-Jin Ryu will look to take one of the five starting pitcher spots on the first team. This year over 12 starts, he went 5-2 with a 2.69 E.R.A. with 72 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched. He is also a candidate for the American League Cy Young award. He’s up against 19 other starting pitchers for a spot.
Cavan Biggio is a candidate for the second base position. Unlike with pitchers, there’s only one spot for second basemen. Appearing in all but one game this season, Biggio slashed .250/.375/.432. He’s up against DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees, Robinson Cano of the New York Mets, Jake Cronenworth of the San Diego Padres, Cesar Hernandez of the Cleveland Indians, Brandon Lowe of the Tampa Bay Rays and Donovan Solano of the San Francisco Giants.
Teoscar Hernandez is aiming to get one of three outfield spots on the first team. He slashed .289/.430/.579 with 16 HR which was the second best mark in the American League. He was also just recently named a Silver Slugger recipient. He’s up against 13 others for one of three outfield spots on the first team.
In order to determine who makes the team, fans are able to vote once a day until November 13th. That’s not all that makes up the team though as fan votes only account for 50%. The other half is determined by a panel of experts.
Last year in its inaugural debut, Ken Giles was the only Blue Jay nominated for a spot, but he did not make the final roster.
You can vote once a day here. The first and second teams will be announced sometime during the week of December 7th.