Four A's players nominated for inaugural 'All-MLB' team for 2019 season

Alex Didion
NBC Sports BayArea

A busy MLB awards season continues for a quartet of A's, as MLB.com unveiled finalists for the inaugural All-MLB team.

Third baseman Matt Chapman, first baseman Matt Olson, shortstop Marcus Semien, and relief pitcher Liam Hendriks were among the nominated players.

Similar to the NBA and NFL awards, there will be an All-MLB first- and second-team, voted on by a combination of media, broadcasters, former players, along with a fan vote.

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Chapman has won back-to-back Gold Glove awards for his outstanding work in the field, and led all AL third basemen with 36 home runs in 2019.

The 25-year-old Olson led all Major League first basemen with 13 defensive runs saved, despite missing 34 games after hand surgery.

Hendriks made his first All-Star team in 2019 and broke the MLB record for most strikeouts by an Australian-born pitcher (124).

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Semien had a breakout season in 2019, finishing third in AL MVP voting and leading all Major League shortstops in games, starts, and innings.

The full rosters will be released Tuesday, Dec. 10 during the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

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