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Five Venezuelans among candidates for the All-MLB Team

William Contreras and Salvador Pérez appear as the masks of the first and second teams

A total of five Venezuelan players appear in the first MLB.com surveys as the favorites to join the first and second All-MLB Teams at the end of this season.

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Let us remember that experts from the aforementioned portal meet to vote on which players they believe will receive the honors. They do this based on what has happened and what they expect to happen in the coming months.

Now, the selections are broken down by position. In that sense, two Venezuelan catchers captured the votes in this first round of polls: They are William Contreras and Salvador Pérez, who would be catchers for the first and second team respectively and who have not only been the best in their position but in everything. the baseball.

The youngest Contreras leads the National League in runs scored (44), is one of four players with 70 hits and is the player with the best average (.324). For its part, 'Salvy' is at the time of writing this note the líder American League bat (.322).

However, José Altuve is seen as the waiter of the secondary squad. Even though he has slowed down, he still maintains a solid .295 (224-for-66) with 11 doubles, 34 runs scored, nine home runs and 20 RBIs. The projection for him is that he will exceed 25 hits for the fourth time since 2019.

Suárez last name appears in pitching

As for starters, we see Ranger Suárez as a candidate for the second team. Although he is coming off suffering his first loss and allowing four earned runs for the first time this year, his great start to the season places him with a record of 9-1 and an ERA of 1.75. He leads the entire MLB in WHIP (0.82) and has 77 strikeouts in 72 innings of work.

Finally, we have Robert Suárez, who appears as a candidate to relieve the second team. The Bolivarian has 16 games saved in the same number of opportunities and before allowing a streak last Sunday against the Yankees he had a streak of 19 consecutive zeros. His ERA is 0.73 and his WHIP is 0.69 in 24.2 innings.

In addition, he has two wins, 24 strikeouts and opponents are hitting him for an average of .175 in a total of 23 relief appearances.

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