Vote Now: Phillies Stars Bryce Harper, Zack Wheeler, and JT Realmuto up for the 2021 All-MLB Team
Dave Dombrowski prioritizing what needs to be done for the Phillies to upgrade the roster, award season is in full effect, prospects are dominating the Arizona Fall League, and just last night, three Phillies players were nominated as finalists for the 2021 All-MLB Team.
The All-MLB team is one of the highest honors in the MLB, showcasing the best players at each position throughout the past season. Out of all of the players in the MLB, just 16 guys get nominated for the All-MLB team. 1 catcher, 1 first baseman, 1 second baseman, 1 shortstop, and 1 third baseman in the infield. 3 outfielders are chosen, 5 starting pitchers are selected, along with 2 relief pitchers, and 1 designated hitter adding up to 16 total players.
Phillies All-MLB Finalists
Bryce Harper is a finalists for the outfield position, looking to add another trophy to his insane 2021 hardware collection. Bryce Harper hit .309/.429/.615 on the season, with 35 HRs, 84 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases good for an OPS of 1.044. Bryce Harper has already taken home three awards this offseason, and is in the processs of potentially winning a fourth (MVP). This is the fifth award that Bryce could add to his collection, and after his dominant season at the plate and in the field, he’s got a very good shot of coming out on top. His most recent award was the 2021 NL Hank Aaron Award, given out to the best offensive performance over a season.
Zack Wheeler pitched the best season of his career, and is getting the attention that the Phillies ace deserves. Wheeler finished the season 14-10 with a 2.78 ERA, tacking on 213.1 innings, 247 strikeouts, and a 1.01 WHIP in 32 games started. Wheeler is also a Cy Young Finalist, which will be announced on November 17th on MLB Network. Zack Wheeler was the Phillies ace this season, and was named an All-Star, a gold glove finalist, a Cy Young finalist, and now a finalist for the All-MLB team.
The man behind the plate, JT Realmuto, is the last Phillie up for the All-MLB team. Realmuto hit .263/.343/.439 in 2021, with 17 HRs, 73 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, 125 hits, and an OPS of .782. JT caught five batters stealing this season, and only had one error behind the plate in 118 games at catcher. Realmuto is looking to win his second All-MLB first team award, the first one coming back in 2019 with the Phillies.
Hardware is flying all over the Phillies clubhouse, and this is just another example of our guys getting rewarded for their outstanding individual seasons. Voting closes on Friday, November 19th at 5 PM, and you can vote once a day for each position.