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Do any of Phillies' 4 nominees have a chance to make All-MLB team?

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Four Phillies made the ballot for the 2020 All-MLB team, which fans can vote on here once every 24 hours through Friday, November 13 at 2 p.m. The fan vote accounts for 50%, with a "panel of experts" responsible for the other half.

This is the second year an All-MLB team has been named. There will be a First Team and a Second Team.

Alec Bohm was one of seven nominees at third base. One player will be selected to each team.

J.T. Realmuto was one of seven nominees at catcher. One player will be selected to each team.

Bryce Harper was one of 14 nominees in the outfield. Three will be selected to each team.

Aaron Nola was one of 20 nominees for starting pitchers. Five will be selected to each team.

The announcements come in early December.

Bohm's chances

Bohm won't get the nod after his rookie season but it's a nice honor to be nominated. 

Bohm hit .338 this season with an .881 OPS, 4 homers and 23 RBI. He hit .452 with runners in scoring position and was second on the Phillies to Didi Gregorius with 32 line-drive hits.

Still, Bohm wasn't nearly as productive as Jose Ramirez, Manny Machado or Anthony Rendon. Ramirez and Machado will be the two selections.

Realmuto's chances

Offensively, Realmuto's numbers this season were not as strong as those of Travis d'Arnaud or, surprisingly, Salvador Perez. Realmuto's value, of course, comes from his all-around skill set.

He was the only Phillie to make last year's inaugural All-MLB team. This year, he might be left off, just as he was left out of the three-man race for NL Gold Glove behind the plate. The missed time in late August to a hip injury hurt his chances.

 

The top candidates are d'Arnaud, Perez, Realmuto and Will Smith. It still seems like Realmuto will make one of the two teams but it's not a lock.

Harper's chances

There are 14 outfielders and three spots per team.

Locks include Mike Trout, Juan Soto, Mookie Betts and Ronald Acuña Jr.

Of the remaining nominees, Harper's .962 OPS was better than everyone's except Mike Yastrzemski. Five of them hit more homers than Harper and five drove in more runs. 

Harper could make the Second Team but it's very close between him, Michael Conforto, Eloy Jimenez, Wil Myers, George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez and Yastrzemski. They're battling for two spots.

Nola's chances

It's going to be close, and because a lot of these guys had lower ERAs than Nola, it feels like he's going to be nudged off the Second Team.

The eight locks are Shane Bieber, Trevor Bauer, Yu Darvish, Gerrit Cole, Max Fried, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel (who had a 1.99 ERA).

Then there's Nola, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, Dinelson Lamet, Kenta Maeda, Kyle Hendricks, Zac Gallen and Carlos Carrasco, among four others.

Nola's 3.28 ERA ranks 18th of the 20 nominees. His 1.08 WHIP ranks 14th. His 96 strikeouts rank fifth.

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