Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres), who is having the best season of his career, was mentioned as a candidate for the ‘All MLB Team’.
Since 2019, MLB has been selecting the players who performed the best in December as the ‘First Team’ and ‘Second Team’ by position. It is decided by panelists and fan votes.
On the 14th (Korean time), MLB.com announced the results of a survey of its reporters (9 people) about the current situation.
According to this, in the second baseman category, Kim Ha-seong received votes, although he was not selected for the ‘first team’ and ‘second team’. He is starting to acknowledge his performance.
Ha-seong Kim is performing evenly in almost all indicators this season, including a batting average of 0.286, 15 homers and 27 stolen bases.먹튀검증
Luis Araez (Miami Marlins), who was aiming for a batting average of 40%, was selected as the second baseman for the ‘first team’.
Araez’s current batting average has dropped to 0.367. However, his high contact/low strikeout approach is as good as Ichiro Suzuki’s, according to MLB.com.
Areez is posting an OPS of 0.878 and is aiming for 200 hits in a season for the first time in his career.
Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers) was selected as the ‘second team’ second baseman.
Semien leads the Texas lineup along with Corey Seager.
In 2021, he hit 45 homers, the most by a second baseman in MLB history, with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Last year was somewhat lackluster, but this year he is showing himself as one of the best second baseman. In particular, this month he has a batting average of 0.348 with two doubles, one triple and three home runs.
Meanwhile, San Diego’s Juan Soto was named to the ‘First Team’ in the outfield category along with Ronald Acuña (Atlanta Braves) and Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers).
Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels) was selected as the ‘first team’ designated hitter.