Astros' Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker selected to All-MLB team
(SportsRadio 610) - Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez and outfielder Kyle Tucker were selected to the All-MLB Team, the league announced Tuesday. Both Alvarez and Tucker earned Second-Team honors.
The selections were made by fans voting on MLB.com and a decorated panel of media members, broadcasters, former players and other officials throughout the game who each had an equal say in determining the first-team and second-team choices.
Alvarez, 24, hit .277 with 33 home runs, 104 RBI and a .877 OPS. In the AL, he ranked 8th in RBI, 9th in OPS and 10th in SLG. (.531). Alvarez also became the youngest Astros player to have a 30-homer season and the second-youngest in club history to record a 100-RBI season. This postseason he was named the 2021 ALCS MVP after he batted .522 with a home run and six RBI in the series.
Tucker, 24, recorded the best season of his young career, batting .294 with 30 home runs, 92 RBI, 37 doubles, three triples and 83 runs with a .917 OPS. In the AL, he ranked third in SLG. (.557), third in OPS, tied for fifth in doubles, and ninth in batting average. Tucker was also named the AL Player of the Month for Sept.-Oct. He became the third Astros player in franchise history to record a 30-homer season before turning 25 years old, joining Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez.
Since May 1, he led the AL in batting average (.320), SLG. (.600), OBP (.387) and OPS (.986).