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Five Braves named to 2023 All-MLB Team

Coming off a 104-win season, the Atlanta Braves had five players receive All-MLB Team honors including 2023 National League MVP Ronald Acuña, Jr.

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Ronald Acuña, Jr. was named All-MLB First Team for the first time in his career. He was a Second Team honoree in 2019 and 2020.
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Tonight, Major League Baseball announced its 2023 All-MLB Team on a made-for-broadcast event held in Las Vegas and aired on the MLB Network.

The All-MLB Team began in 2019 and encompasses both leagues and is awarded with a First Team and Second Team. Selection is based on a fan vote and a panel of baseball experts, each of which accounts for 50-percent of the vote total.

Led by the unanimous 2023 National League Most Valuable Player, Ronald Acuna, Jr., the Atlanta Braves had five players receive All-MLB Team honors.

Receiving All-MLB First Team honors with Acuña, Jr. were starting pitcher Spencer Strider and third baseman Austin Riley. Second Team honors were bestowed upon first baseman Matt Olson and second baseman Ozzie Albies.

Acuña, Jr. was the first player in MLB history have a 40+ home run/70+ stolen base season while leading the National League in numerous offensive categories. He was named a 2023 Silver Slugger and the 2023 TSN MLB Player of the Year. Acuña, Jr. was also announced as the winner of the 2023 Hank Aaron Award for the best offensive player in the National League during the All-MLB Team ceremony broadcast.

Strider led MLB in strikeouts with 281 and wins with 20 during a 2023 season that saw him start 32 games and pitch 186.2 innings. He also led MLB in strikeouts per nine with 13.5 and the National League in FIP with 2.85. He finished fourth the National League Cy Young award and was named to his first All-Star game.

Riley was named All-MLB First Team for the second time in his career. In 159 games, he hit 37 home runs and drove in 97 runs while scoring 117 times. For the season he slashed .281/.345/.516 good for a 128 OPS+. He also won a Silver Slugger and finished seventh in the NL MVP voting.

Despite Olson leading MLB in games played, home runs and RBI, he earned Second Team honor behind former Brave Freddie Freeman. For the season, Olson set the Braves franchise record with 54 home runs and drove in 139 runs while scoring 127 time. He slashed .283/.389/.604 - all of which were career highs - and his slugging percentage was the best in the National League. He won the Silver Slugger and finished fourth in the NL MVP voting this year as well.

Albies, who finished 16th in the NL MVP voting, scored 96 runs while driving in 109 in 148 games during the 2023 campaign. He hit 33 home runs in route to a .280/.336/.513 slash line which was good for a career-best 124 OPS+. He also stole 13 bases while only be caught once.

All five of Atlanta’s All-MLB Team honorees were All-Stars in 2023.

Prior Atlanta Braves First Team All-MLB honorees include: Riley (2021), Freeman (2020), Marcell Ozuna (2020) and Max Fried (2020).

Braves garnering Second Team All-MLB honors in past years are: Fried (2022, 2021), Freeman (2021, 2019), Albies (2021), Acuña, Jr. (2020, 2019) and Michael Soroka (2019).

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