Kim Ha-seong, 9th in the NL second baseman category in the All-Star fan poll… 30 homers and 60 stolen bases
Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) ranked 9th in the National League second baseman category in the first round of All-Star fan voting.안전놀이터
On the 13th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, announced the results of the first round of fan voting for the 2023 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on July 12th (Korean time).
Kim Ha-seong received a total of 82,879 votes and ranked ninth in the National League second baseman category. Luis Araez (Miami Marlins, 509,092 votes) took first place. Azi Albis (Atlanta Braves, 376,726 votes) and Nolan Gorman (St. Louis Cardinals, 245,524 votes) took second and third place.
Kim Ha-seong recorded 46 hits, 5 home runs, 20 RBIs, 26 points, 11 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.241 OPS 0.713 in 61 games this season. Zander Bogaerts moved to second base when he moved to San Diego, but he still showed good defensive skills.
Ha-sung Kim’s WAR (contribution to victory versus substitute) is also good. The bWAR of the statistical site ‘Baseball Reference’ is 3.0, which is San Diego’s No. 1. Ha-seong Kim was followed by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto (2.4).
Kim Ha-seong is ninth in the first All-Star tally, but the possibility of participating in the All-Star Game remains. He is also likely to be selected on the recommendation of the manager.
Keri Miller of the American media ‘Bleacher Report’ argued that Kim Ha-sung should play in the All-Star Game. He said, “Looking at bWAR, the most valuable player in San Diego is Kim Ha-seong. He deserves and should be an All-Star. He moved back and forth in the infield and provided tremendous value on defense.”
Meanwhile, Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta) took first place in the All-Star voting. Acuna was named to the National League outfield division and received 1,088,6537 votes. He has 88 hits, 13 home runs, 40 RBIs, 56 points, 28 stolen bases, and a batting average of 0.330 and 0.962 in 66 games this season. He’s on his way to a 30 home run -60 stolen base record.
The player who finished second overall and first in the American League is Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels). Ohtani received 924,182 votes in the American League designated hitter category. He has 73 hits, 18 homers, 46 RBIs, 40 points, 9 stolen bases, and a 0.286 OPS of 0.927 in 66 games this season. On the mound, he recorded an average ERA of 3.32 with 30 runs (28 ERA), 43 walks and 102 strikeouts in 76 innings with 5 wins, 2 losses in 13 games.