Evan Phillips, Julio Urías & Will Smith Among Dodgers Nominees For 2022 All-MLB Team

Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the 2022 All-MLB Team, which recognizes and commemorates the top performances by players during the regular season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are represented by Freddie Freeman, Trea Turner, Will Smith, Mookie Betts, Tyler Anderson, Julio Urías, Tony Gonsolin and Evan Phillips.

Freeman, Turner and Urías were each selected to the 2021 All-MLB Second Team last year, and the Dodgers first baseman is one of four players on the ballot to be honored in each of the previous three seasons.

Fans and panelists will vote for their choices at catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, three outfielders (without regard for left/center/right) and designated hitter, along with five starting pitchers and two relief pitchers on both the first and second teams.

All choices should be based on the 2022 regular season, without regard for American League or National League affiliation.

Fans can vote for their selections through Tuesday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. PT at mlb.com/allmlb once every 24 hours. In addition, the ballot will be available in Spanish at lasmayores.com/todomlb.

Fans voting on MLB.com and a decorated panel of media members, broadcasters, former players and other officials throughout the game will have equal say in determining choices who comprise the 2022 All-MLB Teams.

Selections for the All-MLB Team, which was established in 2019, will be announced from the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Monday, December 5, on MLB Network.

Dodgers nominees for 2022 All-MLB Team

First base: Freddie Freeman

Freeman batted .325/.407/.511 with 21 home runs, 47 doubles, 100 RBI, 117 runs scored, 13 stolen bases and a 157 wRC+ in his first season with the Dodgers across 159 games.

In addition, Freeman finished with a 6.5 aWAR, which is the average between a player’s Fangraphs WAR and Baseball-reference WAR, as both have different calculations. The statistic is being used by MLB for the first time.

Shortstop: Trea Turner

In his first full season with the Dodgers, Turner hit .298/.343/.466 with 21 home runs, 39 doubles, 100 RBI, 101 runs scored, 27 stolen bases, a 128 wRC+ and 5.6 aWAR while playing 160 games.

Catcher: Will Smith

Smith continued to cement his case as baseball’s top catcher by hitting .260/.343/.465 with 24 home runs, 26 doubles, 87 RBI, 68 runs scored, one stolen base, a 127 wRC+ and 4 aWAR in 137 games.

Outfielder: Mookie Betts

After dealing with injuries throughout the 2021 season, Betts was able to stay on the field for most of the year and hit .269/.340/.533 with 35 home runs, 40 doubles, 82 RBI, 117 runs scored, 12 stolen bases, a 144 wRC+ and 6.5 aWAR across 142 games.

Starting pitcher: Tyler Anderson

Anderson had a breakout campaign to earn his first All-Star Game selection and finished the season with a 2.57 ERA, 3.31 FIP, 1.00 WHIP, 138 strikeouts and 4.2 aWAR in 178.2 innings pitched.

Starting pitcher:Julio Urías

Urías took over as the ace of the Dodgers staff and finished the season with a 2.16 ERA, 3.71 FIP, 0.96 WHIP, 166 strikeouts, and 4.1 aWAR in 175 innings. He is also among the NL Cy Young Award finalists.

Starting pitcher:Tony Gonsolin

Gonsolin was another Dodgers pitcher who established himself as an All-Star, finishing the year with a 2.14 ERA, 3.28 FIP, 0.88 WHIP, 119 strikeouts, and 3.7 aWAR in 130.1 innings.

Relief pitcher: Evan Phillips

Just months after being designated for assignment, Phillips established himself as one of baseball’s best relievers, posting a 1.14 ERA, 1.94 FIP, 0.76 WHIP, 77 strikeouts, two saves, and 2.5 aWAR in 63 innings.

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