Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres second baseman Ha-seong Kim has moved up a spot in the All-Star Fan Vote’s second midterm tally.
According to the second interim results of the All-Star Fan Voting released by the Major League Baseball office on Nov. 21, Kim received a total of 200,453 votes, placing him eighth among National League second basemen. In the first round a week ago, he was ranked ninth.
In the All-Star Fan Vote, the top two players at each position advance to the second round of voting. The players who receive the most votes in each league in the first round of fan voting are guaranteed a spot in the All-Star Game regardless of the second round.
Kim’s chances of starting the All-Star Game are virtually nil. To date, Luis Arajuez (Miami – 1,056,439 votes) is the top vote-getter among National League second basemen. In second place is A.J. Albies (Atlanta – 884,328 votes).
Kim played in 68 games this season, batting .250 with five home runs, 21 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases. On defense, he has a Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 1.9 per Baseball Reference, the highest among all positions in the league.
In the National League, Freddie Freeman (Los Angeles Dodgers, first base), Arajuez (second base), Nolan Arenado (St. Louis Cardinals, third base), Orlando Arcia (Atlanta, shortstop), Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta, outfield), Sean Murphy (Atlanta, catcher), and J.D. Martinez (Dodgers, designated hitter) lead the league at their respective positions.
In the American League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto – first base), Marcus Semien (Texas – second base), Matt Chapman (Toronto – third base), Beau Bichette (Toronto – shortstop), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees – outfielder), Adley Rutledge (Baltimore – catcher) and Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels – designated hitter) are the top players in their respective positions.메이저사이트
This year’s MLB All-Star Game will take place on July 12 at Seattle’s home field, T-Mobile Park.