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Notinhalloffame names Juan Soto the 2021 Rightfielder of the Year

The process continues.

We here are have plans to create our own set of post-season awards, which we will look back and retroactively present from 1901 on.  That will take a while, but it has never stopped us before!

Our awards are not be league specific.

Now it is time for our 2021 positional awards.

We will be awarding a positional player of the year, but not only that, offer up the runner-up and second runner-up, meaning that we will have First, Second and Third All-MLB players.

Let’s work our way around the diamond and award the best of the best in Baseball!

*Please note that to qualify, a player must appear in that position at least 50% of the time.

Rightfielder of the Year (First Team All-MLB):  Juan Soto, Washington Nationals.  7.0 bWAR, 6.6 fWAR, 157 H, 29 HR, 111 R, 95 RBI, 9 SB, .313/.465/.534/.999.

An All-Star for the first time this year, Juan Soto led the National League in Walks, and for the second year in a row, he was first in OBP.  Soto was also second in the NL in OPS and OPS+ (175).

Second Team All-MLB: Rightfield:  Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies.  5.9 bWAR, 6.6 fWAR, 151 H, 35 HR, 101 R, 84 RBI, 13 SB, .309/.429/.613/1.044.

We could easily have gone with Harper over Soto, and it was a last-minute decision to go with Soto, as Harper had a bad defensive year.  Harper was the one to beat Soto in OPS and OPS+ (179), and he also led the NL in Doubles (42).

Third Team All-MLB: Rightfield:  Aaron Judge, New York Yankees.  5.9 bWAR, 5.5 fWAR, 158 H, 39 HR, 89 R, 98 RBI, 6 SB, .287/.373/.544/.916.

Despite Judge’s great season, he is only Third Team, based on the accomplishments of Soto and Harper.  

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