Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres)’s challenge to win first place in the all-star fan vote for the first time as a Korean major leaguer is difficult. He’s doing well in his own way, but the player who runs the fan vote number 1 is so powerful. I have to admit.메이저사이트
Luis Araez (26, Miami Marlins) started as second baseman in the 2023 major league home game against the Toronto Blue Jays held on the 20th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) at Miami Rondipo Park, Florida, USA, 5 hits 2 in 5 at bats scored 1 run. 102 hits in 255 at-bats this season, batting average 0.400, 2 homers, 35 RBIs, 31 points, 1 stolen base, 0.450 slugging percentage, 0.490 OPS, 940.
Araez raised his batting average from 0.388 to 40% after playing against the Washington Nationals on the 18th. The last time he entered the 40% mark was right after he played against the Chicago White Sox on the 11th (2 hits in 4 at-bats). He was 0.402 at the time, and then fell to 0.378 as he went 1-for-17 in four games.
However, he survived with 5 hits in 5 at-bats against Washington on the 17th, and took a breather with 1 hit in 4 at-bats against Washington on the 18th. It was his third 5-hit game this season. Two 4-hit games. He appeared in 67 games this season, 13 of which were hitless. For Araez, no hits are more news than two or three hits.
Araez was born in 1997 and is from Venezuela. He made his major league debut in 2019 with the Minnesota Twins. He scored 0.334 in 2019, 0.321 in 2020, 0.294 in 2021, and 0.316 in 2022. He was the American League batting champion last year and was traded to Miami before this season.
This season, he is advancing toward the batting king of the National League as well as the entire major league by exerting more force than the average. He was 7 pennies and 5 li ahead of Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves, 0.325), both in the national league and second overall in the major leagues. In addition, he is challenging the batting champion for two consecutive years by changing the league.
According to MLB.com on the 20th, the only players who recorded three five hits per month were George Sisler in August 1921, Ty Cobb in July 1922, and Dave Winfield in 1984. On this day, Araez summoned the record from 39 years ago. He also became the first player since The Strange Gordon in 2015 to reach 100 hits in 67 games in a season.
Given this situation, it is only natural that Araez is number one in the National League second baseman all-star voting. In the interim count of fan votes announced by MLB.com on the 13th, it was an overwhelming first place with 509,092 votes. Kim Ha-seong scored 82,879 votes, about 420,000 behind Areez.
Ha-seong Kim has no choice but to acknowledge Areez. It is not strange at all that such a good hitter would step on the All-Star stage with fan voting. Instead, it is worth trying to play in the All-Star Game on the recommendation of Kim Ha-seong. Korean major leaguers have participated in the All-Star Game four times: Park Chan-ho in 2001, Kim Byung-hun in 2002, Choo Shin-soo in 2018, and Ryu Hyun-jin in 2019. All were recommended by the director.