The Pub Sports Radio Baseball Show’s All-MLB First and Second Teams
In this week’s episode of Pub Sports Radio-Baseball Show hosts Andrew Santangelo and Jose Bouquett took a break from the weekly games and dove into the All MLB first and second teams. After the 2019 season, the MLB did their own all MLB teams. While they focus specifically last season the duo took last year mainly into account, along with the last few years as well. While it was not easy on certain positions and this really showed which areas have a lot more depth than others, along with the weaker spots in the league. The Baseball Show’s teams are as followed
First Team– JT Realmuto(Phillies)– After being traded to Philadelphia, Realmuto continued to prove why he is the best catcher in baseball as his all-around game of offense and defense gives him the edge.
Second Team: Wilson Contreras (Cubs)– Continues to improve each season. Contreras has made back to back all-star games including the NL starter in 2020 giving him the edge over Yasmani Grandal.
First Team– Freddie Freeman(Braves)– Freeman continues to be one of if not the best first basemen in baseball. Back to back all-start game appearances, along with four total in his career, a gold glove, and silver slugger. The all-around game compared to just power gave him the edge over a player like Pete Alonso
Second Team– Pete Alonso(Mets)– Alonso gave Freeman a run for his money but ultimately the .260 average hurt him. The power the rookie of the year winner displayed was truly amazing and good for the game but if he wants first-team to improve the extra things to knock off the division rival.
First Team– Jose Altuve(Astros)– The all-star second basemen continues to dominate on the field. Four-time hits leader, three batting crowns, six all-star game appearances, and an MVP made this decision.
Second Team– Ketel Marte(Diamondbacks)– The young second basemen really found his step last year. His display of power, ability to hit for average, all-star game appearance, and a versatile player helped him get the edge here. Throw him into a better offense he very well could have reached 100 RBI’s as well.
First Team– Francisco Lindor(Indians)– The young shortstop has been the leader in that Indians offense. Lastly demonstrated the importance as when he struggled the team struggled. He has made four straight all-star game appearances along with two silver sluggers and two gold gloves.
Second Team– Xander Bogaerts– the Red Sox shortstop made his first all-star game last season after an impressive performance at the plate of .309 117 RBIs. Bogaerts continues to rise as one of the premier players at the position in a deep field.
First Team– Alex Bregman– The four-year third baseman only continues to improve with back to back all-star game appearances and a career year last season with 112 RBIs and 41HR with an OPS of 1.015
Second Team– Nolan Arenado– The veteran third basemen continues to try and power this Rockies team. The five-time all-star not only gets it done offensively but has won the gold glove seven consecutive seasons. Last season hit .315 with 41 HR with 118 RBIs
Mike Trout (Angels)– the best player in baseball 3xMVP, ROY, 8xAll-Star,
Christian Yelich (Brewers)– Ever since getting traded to the Brewers Yelich continues to just improve and dominate. Won back to back batting titles, MVP in 2018, and before an injury was looking at another MVP.
Mookie Betts (Dodgers)– Betts is one of the best in the game 4x All-Star, MVP, World Series title, it doesn’t just stop with the offense as he has won four straight Gold Glove awards.
Second Team- Juan Soto(Nationals) Ronald Acuna Jr(Braves) Cody Bellinger (Dodgers)
First team– JD Martinez (Red Sox)– After making the move to go to Boston he has only improved a great career. Two years he is hitting .317 79HR and 235 RBIs
Second Team– Nelson Cruz(Twins)– The soon to be 40-year-old continues to find ways to keep playing great baseball. Last season .311 with 41 HR and 108 RBIs helped lead a Twins team to the postseason.
Jacob DeGrom(Mets)– Back to Back Cy Young award winner, Rookie of the Year winner, with three all-star games.
Max Scherzer(Nationals)– Best strikeout-to-walk ration in the league and his 2019 season where he powered through everything to give the Nationals their World Series title.
Gerrit Cole(Yankees)– Finished with the best ERA in the AL last season at 2.50 with 326 strikeouts
First team– Josh Hader (Brewers)– His biggest eye-catching stat has to be having 138 strikeouts in 75 innings pitched, along with a 0.81 WHIP, and is one of the most trustworthy arms out of the bullpen there is.
Second Team– Kirby Yates (Padres)– Led the MLB in saves with 41 and a WHIP a little higher than Hader at 0.89. The 41 saves to lead the league for a non-playoff team is very impressive to lead the league
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