Cardinals’ Flaherty named to inaugural All-MLB second team

Jack Flaherty emerged as the ace of the St. Louis staff in 2019.
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The St. Louis Cardinals won their division and advanced to the NL Championship Series in 2019, but only one of their players was tabbed for the inaugural All-MLB Team.

That was Jack Flaherty, and he was on the second team.

MLB had never had an official regular-season All-Star team before. The honorees were determined in voting by fans (50%) and a panel of experts (50%).

The All-MLB teams:

FIRST TEAM

C: J.T. Realmuto, Phillies
1B: Pete Alonso, Mets
2B: DJ LeMahieu, Yankees
3B: Anthony Rendon, Nationals
SS: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
OF: Christian Yelich, Brewers
DH: Nelson Cruz, Twins
SP: Gerrit Cole, Astros
SP: Justin Verlander, Astros
SP: Jacob deGrom, Mets
SP: Max Scherzer, Nationals
SP: Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
RP: Kirby Yates, Padres
RP: Josh Hader, Brewers

SECOND TEAM

C: Yasmani Grandal, Brewers
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Alex Bregman, Astros
SS: Marcus Semien, A’s
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
OF: Juan Soto, Nationals
OF: Mookie Betts, Red Sox
DH: Yordan Alvarez, Astros
SP: Zack Greinke, D-backs/Astros
SP: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers
SP: Jack Flaherty, Cardinals
SP: Charlie Morton, Rays
SP: Mike Soroka, Braves
RP: Aroldis Chapman, Yankees
RP: Liam Hendriks, A’s