Kim Ha-Sung Named Second Team All-MLB…”SD’s Most Valuable Player Shows Leadoff, Stolen Bases, Defense”

Ha Sung Kim (27-San Diego Padres), who is having one of the best seasons of his career, has been named to the All-MLB team at second base. He’s literally making a case for being the best second baseman of the year., the official website of Major League Baseball, announced the second baseman nominees for the All-MLB Team on Friday. The All-MLB team is a sort of all-star roster that MLB, which has two leagues, selects by position regardless of league. The official nominations will be announced in November after the season ends, followed by a fan vote (50%) and an expert panel vote (50%) to finalize the selection in December.소닉카지노

While the summer All-Stars are selected separately for the National and American Leagues, the All-MLB teams are combined. The top vote-getters at each position are named to the First Team. There are five starting pitchers, two relievers, and three outfielders, regardless of position. Second-place finishers who did not make the First Team will be named to the Second Team, rounding out the two teams.

Kim was not among the favorites to win the award. The favorites are Marcus Simeon (Texas Rangers) and Luis Arajuez (Miami Marlins). Simeon is batting .273 with 20 home runs and is on pace for career highs in the following metrics: swinging rate (18%), chase rate (21%), and strikeout rate (14%). In the defensive metric of OAA (outs above average), he is +11, which ranks in the top 3% of the league. A former four-hole hitter, Arajuez has slowed recently but has maintained a .356 batting average, making him a favorite to win the second bi-league batting title of his career after winning it last year with the Minnesota Twins.

Kim Ha-seong has been named a contender to threaten the favorites. “He’s San Diego’s most valuable player, with a Fangraphs Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 4.4 and career highs in batting average (.275), on-base percentage (.365), slugging percentage (.429), OPS (.795) and home runs (17),” said “He doesn’t make a lot of pitches, but he makes up for it with a top-7 chase rate and top-9 swinging strike rate. He added 31 stolen bases and played solid defense at second base, posting a DRS +10 (4th).”

Joining Kim as a strong challenger is Ozzie Albies (Atlanta Braves), the league’s leading offensive second baseman with 28 home runs and a .503 on-base percentage this year. Being ranked alongside Albies speaks volumes about Kim’s performance this year.’s other dark horses include Ketel Marte (Arizona Diamondbacks), Gleyber Torres (New York Yankees), Bryson Stott (Philadelphia Phillies), and Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs).

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