Kium Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo (25) topped the All-Star Game Best 12 fan vote for the second consecutive week.

Sharing All-Star Lee Jung-hoo received a total of 913,000 votes in the second interim tally of the 2023 All-Star Game Best 12 Fan Voting announced today, surpassing second-place finisher Jeon Jun-woo (Lotte Giants – 855,800). Lee, who led the first interim tally with 410,759 votes, was the top vote-getter for the second straight week.

Lee, who made his professional debut in 2017, is a shoo-in for a fifth straight Top 12 selection. If he adds more than 500,000 votes over the remainder of the season, he will break the all-time record set by Yang Hyun-jong (KIA Tigers) last year (1,437,722).

Lee tried to change his batting form to challenge for a spot in the Major League Baseball (MLB) after this season, but he struggled 메이저사이트 in April, batting .218. He bounced back last month with a 0.305 batting average, and this month, he has regained his hitting touch with a 0.404 batting average (2nd). Fan polls are confirming his skills and popularity.

Kim Min-seok (19, Lotte Giants), the “second Lee Jung-hoo,” is also doing well.

With 683,114 total votes, Kim is second in the Dream All-Star Outfielder category behind Samsung Lions’ Koo Ja-rook (721,081). He is well ahead of Samsung’s Jose Pirela (545,290 votes) and Jack Rex (509,386 votes) in the three-player outfield.

Kim will be the first high school rookie to make the Top 12 All-Star team in six years after Lee Jung-hoo in 2017.

A favorite for Rookie of the Year this season, Kim has been dubbed the “next Lee Jung-hoo” since before he was drafted. A former infielder at the same Whimungo school as Lee, Kim won the Lee Young-min batting award last year after batting .544 at the high school level. He joined Lotte this year with the third overall pick in the first round, and like Lee, he made a splash in his first season.

In 54 games, Kim is batting .256 with two home runs and 21 RBIs. He also has nine stolen bases and 31 runs scored. Both offensively and defensively, he’s been a huge boost to the team. It’s not easy for a rookie outfielder to make a mark on the first team in his first year. Pitchers can get a lot of opportunities if they’re backed up by pitchers, but pitchers have to be able to field, run, and run the bases in addition to hitting. Kim Min-seok, the only rookie outfielder to get a regular at-bat this season, followed senior Lee Jung-hoo in the All-Star fan voting.

Lotte, which had a total of 10 first-place votes in the first round, dropped to eight in the second round. Catcher Yoo Kang-nam (575,041 votes) was overtaken by Doosan Bears’ Yang Yang-ji (590,072 votes) and outfielder Jack Rex by Samsung Pirela. Lotte still has the most No. 1s among the 10 clubs. Dream All-Star Yang Yang-ji will be making his seventh individual appearance, while Pirela, who entered the KBO in 2021, will be making his third straight Top 12 appearance.

The Nanum All-Stars are still dominated by the same players as in the first tally. KIA remains atop five categories, second only to Lotte. Leaders LG Twins are led 메이저사이트 추천 by the home run tiebreaker (14) and Park Dong-won (666,858) is the only other player in the top spot.

KIUM Heroes’ Kim Hye-sung, KIA’s Choi Ji-min and NC Dinos’ Kim Joo-won, who were selected to the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) 2023 squad, are looking to make their first All-Star Best 12 selections.

Fan voting for the 2023 All-Star Best 12 closes at 5 p.m. on May 25. The final results will be announced on the 26th based on a combination of fan votes (70%) and player votes (30%).

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