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Padres No. 1 in All-MLB nominees

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Not surprising at all.

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On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced all of their nominees across each position for their All-MLB teams, and the Padres ended up with nine, the most among among any one team in the majors.

Those nominees include superstar Fernando Tatis (shortstop), Manny Machado (third base), Jake Cronenworth (second base), Trent Grisham (centerfield), Wil Myers (right field), Austin Nola (catcher), Dinelson Lamet (starting pitcher), Drew Pomeranz (reliever), and Trevor Rosenthal (reliever).

Machado and Grisham were both finalists for a Golden Glove Award at each of their respective positions this post season with Tatis being one of the biggest snubs in MLB.

Machado led the Padres in batting average (.304) and hits (68, 7th in MLB) while Tatis (17, fourth in MLB), Machado (16, seventh), Myers (15, 15th), and Grisham (10) all went over the double-digit mark for home runs on the year.

Dinelson Lamet’s 93 strikeouts finished as the seventh-best mark in the majors while Trevor Rosenthal’s 11 saves were also good for seventh.

From MLB.com

“Major League Baseball introduced its first-ever All-MLB Team awards last year to give a more comprehensive honor that covered the full breadth of a big league season, complementing the All-Star Game selections that are awarded just past the season’s halfway point.”

“The selection process for the 2020 All-MLB Team presented by CohnReznick is underway and runs through 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 13, with 50% of the vote coming from fans and 50% coming from a panel of experts.”