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2022 Sporting News National League All-Stars: Mookie Betts a unanimous choice; Michael Harris II also makes splash




Dodgers star Mookie Betts led the vote, while the Los Angeles team was one of four teams with multiple players selected for inclusion in Sporting News’ 2022 National League All-Stars.

Voting took place in September and early October among a panel of 17 NL executives, with the results testifying to the immense star power found in the senior circuit. Betts was the only player named on all 17 ballots, while Braves phenom Michael Harris II was the only NL rookie to earn a nod.

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A total of 37 players received at least one vote in the ballot. As a general rule, leaders cannot vote for the members of their teams.

The Sporting News named its first MLB All-Stars in 1925.

(Selected by a panel of NL executives)

Receiver: JT Realmuto, Phillies

2022 statistics: 6.5bWAR; 22 home runs; .820 OPS

Others receiving votes: Will Smith

First base: Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals

2022 statistics: 7.8bWAR; 35 home runs; .981 OPS

Others receiving votes: Freddie Freeman

Second baseman: Jeff McNeil, Mets

2022 statistics: 5.7bWAR; .326 average; .836 OPS

Others receiving votes: Brendan Rodgers, Jake Cronenworth, Tommy Edman, Wilmer Flores

Third baseman: Nolan Arenado, Cardinals

2022 statistics: 7.9bWAR; 30 laps; .891 OPS

Others receiving votes: Manny Machado, Austin Riley

Shortstop: Trea Turner, Dodgers

2022 statistics: 4.9bWAR; 21 home runs; .809 OPS

Others receiving votes: Francisco Lindor, Dansby Swanson, Willy Adames

Outfield: Mookie Betts, Dodgers

2022 statistics: 6.4 bWAR; 35 home runs; .873 OPS

Outfield: Juan Soto, Nationals/Padres

2022 statistics: 5.6bWAR; 27 home runs; .853 OPS

Outfield: Michael Harris II, Braves

2022 statistics: 5.3 bWAR; 19 circuits; .853 OPS

Others receiving votes: Brandon Nimmo, Daulton Varsho, Starling Marte, Kyle Schwarber, Jeff McNeil, Ian Happ, Brian Reynolds

Designated hitter: Bryce Harper, Phillies

2022 statistics: 2.5bWAR; 18 circuits; .877 OPS

Others receiving votes: Albert Pujols, Kyle Schwarber, Pete Alonso, Justin Turner, William Contreras, Rowdy Tellez, Austin Riley

Starting pitcher: Sandy Alcantara, Marlins

2022 statistics: 8.1 civil war b; 2.28 MRE; 207 strikeouts

Others receiving votes: Spencer Strider, Carlos Rodon

Relief pitcher: Edwin Diaz, Mets

2022 statistics: 3.2 bWAR; 1.31 MRE; 0.839 WHIP

Others receiving votes: Ryan Helsley, Kenley Jansen