The Dodgers post-season accolades just keep piling up in 2019. It was announced today that Cody Bellinger and Hyun-jin Ryu were both named to the all-MLB teams as Los Angeles’ lone representatives.
Cody Bellinger made the all-MLB first team and Hyun-Jin Ryu made the second team.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) December 10, 2019
Cody Bellinger was named to the first team following one of the best offensive seasons in Dodgers’ history. Bellinger compiled a .305/.406/.629 slash line en route to an MVP award in the National League. He hit a career-high 47 home runs and knocked in 115 runs in the process.
Hyun-jin Ryu made the second team after a season that saw him take second in Cy Young voting. Ryu pitched to a pristine 2.32 ERA to go along with his 14 wins, although he faltered down the stretch.
Ryu is currently testing the free-agent market, though the Dodgers have expressed interest in bringing him back to Los Angeles. Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Justin Verlander took home the honors for the first team starting pitchers.
Bellinger joins Mike Trout of the Angels and Christian Yelich of the Brewers in the first team all-MLB outfield. Trout finished up as the MVP winner for the American League in 2019.
Your All-MLB first team outfield. pic.twitter.com/9dUoTvDa5E
— MLB (@MLB) December 10, 2019
Putting Ryu on the second team is an interesting decision given his position in the Cy Young voting. But hey, voting in Major League Baseball is a flawed system, so I won’t argue with that. Two guys making the all-MLB teams is more than most teams can dream of in a season.