Kim Ha-seong only ranked 9th? The shocking result of being ignored by defense, Ohtani-Akuna received the most votes

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong received a shocking result in the middle of the All-Star fan vote.

Kim Ha-seong, who is recognized as the best defense in the major leagues, ranked ninth in the National League (NL) second baseman category with 82,879 votes in the interim tally of the first all-star fan vote announced by on the 13th (hereafter Korean time).먹튀검증

Miami Marlins’ Luis Araez, who is challenging the batting average of 40%, garnered 509,092 votes and ranked first in the NL second baseman category, followed by Atlanta Braves’ Azi Albis (376,726 votes) and St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Gorman (245,524 votes). , ranked 3rd.

Kim Ha-seong’s number of votes is only one-sixth of Araez’s. This is much lower than expected.

Miami’s Luis Araez, who is challenging for a batting average of 40%, has risen to first place in the NL second baseman category. AP Yonhap News
Until the previous day, Ha-seong Kim had played in 61 games this season, recording a batting average of 0.241 (46 hits in 191 bats), 5 homers, 20 RBIs, 26 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.713. His offense is no better than his rivals, but his defense is among the best in both leagues.

As of this day, the baseball reference standard defensive WAR is 1.9, overwhelmingly ranked first. It is 0.6 ahead of the second-place group, including Chicago Cubs shortstop Dansby Swanson (1.3), Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco (1.3), Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz (1.3), and Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermeyer (1.3).

Thanks to his defense, Kim Ha-seong ranked 10th in both leagues and 6th in the NL with a combined WAR of 3.0. If you vote for MVP now, Ha-seong Kim can also get a vote. However, in All-Star fan voting, he is only ninth out of 15 NL second basemen.

Among the top 10 second basemen in this fan vote, no player has a higher WAR than Ha-seong Kim. Araez also has a WAR of 2.8, lower than Kim Ha-seong.

What is the reason? The fan vote is a kind of popularity vote. Offensive power, rather than defensive power, has no choice but to be the absolute criterion for evaluation. The performance of the club you belong to also plays a big role. San Diego is 31-34 and is fourth in the NL West. They are behind the district leader Arizona Diamondbacks by nine games.

Here, the fact that Kim Ha-seong’s reputation itself is relatively low compared to other second basemen seems to have played a part. It was actually this year that Kim Ha-sung made his name known throughout the United States. He came second in last year’s NL shortstop Gold Glove voting and was recognized for his defensive skills on the field and among pundits, but his offense needs to improve to appeal to a wider fan base.

However, there is a possibility that Kim Ha-seong will be included in the NL All-Star roster as a recommendation from the manager rather than a fan vote.

Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani took first place in the AL in the interim tally of All-Star fan votes. AP Yonhap News

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. has the highest number of All-Star first-round fan votes across both leagues. AFP Yonhap News
Meanwhile, the NL’s most voted player was Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., who received 1,086,537 votes. It was the only one to win more than 1 million votes in both leagues. Acuna Junior is batting .331 with 13 homers, 37 RBIs, 56 runs scored, 28 stolen bases and an OPS of .965.

The player with the most votes in the AL (American League) is Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels. He won 924,182 votes for the designated hitter division document, 4.5 times more overwhelming support than Toronto Blue Jays Brandon Belt (205,659 votes) in second place. The player with the most votes in each league in the first fan vote will be selected as a starting player for the All-Star Game regardless of the second vote.

The deadline for the first fan vote for this All-Star is the 23rd, and the second vote for the top two voters by position will be held from the 27th to the 30th.

This year’s Major League All-Star Game will be held on July 12 at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.

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