October 10, 2023

2023 AL All-Star team

Shohei Ohtani missed the last month of the season with an oblique strain, and he was still the best player in the American League. The Angels DH-pitcher hit .304/.412/.654 with 44 home runs and 102 runs. On the mound, he was 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA in 23 starts. Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole was the league’s best pitcher, and Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson was the top rookie. The Orioles and the Rays each placed three players on my AL All-Star team. The Rangers added two players and manager Bruce Bochy.
— Kevin Brewer


Best record >> Baltimore Orioles, 101-61

Worst record >> Oakland Athletics, 50-112

Home team >> Texas Rangers

Road team >> Houston Astros

Best offense >> Tampa Bay Rays

Best baserunning >> Baltimore Orioles

Best pitching >> Toronto Blue Jays

Best fielding >> Toronto Blue Jays


Catcher >> Adley Rutschman, Orioles

First base >> Yandy Diaz, Rays

Second base >> Marcus Semien, Rangers

Third base >> Jose Ramirez, Guardians

Shortstop >> Corey Seager, Rangers

Left field >> Randy Arozarena, Rays

Center field >> Julio Rodriguez, Mariners

Right field >> Kyle Tucker, Astros

Designated hitter >> Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Starting pitchers >> Gerrit Cole, Yankees

>> Sonny Gray, Twins
>> Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays
>> Kyle Bradish, Orioles
>> Zach Eflin, Rays

Reliever >> Felix Bautista, Orioles

>> Chris Martin, Red Sox

Manager >> Bruce Bochy, Rangers

Toughest omission >> Luis Robert Jr., White Sox


Player of the Year >> Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Rookie of the Year >> Gunnar Henderson, Orioles

Best hitter >> Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Best baserunner >> Esteury Ruiz, Athletics

Best fielder >> Daulton Varsho, Blue Jays

Power/speed >> Bobby Witt Jr., Rangers

Five-tool player >> Shohei Ohtani, Angels

Pitcher of the Year >> Gerrit Cole, Yankees

Workhouse >> Gerrit Cole, Yankees

Workhouse (reliever) >> Matt Brash, Mariners

Strikeout pitcher >> Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays

Strikeout pitcher (reliever) >> Felix Bautista, Orioles

Control pitcher >> George Kirby, Mariners

Control pitcher (reliever) >> Chris Martin, Red Sox

First game >> Tanner Bibee, Guardians

Last game >> Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

Highest-paid players >> Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, $43.3 million

No-hitters >> Framber Valdez, Astros

>> Matt Manning, Jason Foley, Alex Lange, Tigers

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