The process continues.
We here are Notinhalloffame.com 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.
Centerfielder of the Year (First Team All-MLB): Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates. 6.0 bWAR, 5.5 fWAR, 169 H, 24 HR, 93 R, 90 RBI, 5 SB, .303/.390/.522/.912.
The Pirates gave their fans little to cheer for, but Reynolds had a phenomenal year, finishing 10 Points away from a 3/4/5 Slash Line, while leading the National League in Triples (8). Reynolds also went to his first All-Star Game this year.
Second Team All-MLB: Centerfield: Cedric Mullins, Baltimore Orioles. 5.7 bWAR, 5.3 fWAR, 175 H, 30 HR, 91 R, 59 RBI, 30 SB, .291/.360/.518/.878.
Like with Reynolds, Mullins played on a lousy team, and was the undisputed highlight for Baltimore. Mullins is 2021’s only 30/30 player.
Third Team All-MLB: Centerfield: Starling Marte, Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics. 4.7 bWAR, 5.4 fWAR, 144 H, 12 HR, 89 R, 55 RBI, 47 SB, .308/.381/.456/.837.
Marte was traded to Oakland for their playoff run, and while Oakland did not make the post-season, Marte had one of his best tears, and equalled his career-high 47 Stolen Bases.