The first half of Major League Baseball is over, and we’re heading into the All-Star break. Despite his stellar play this season, San Diego Padres pitcher Ha Sung Kim was not invited to the All-Star festivities.
He was not selected to the All-Star roster by either the managers or the players. He was also not selected as an injury replacement.
“Once again, Kim was ignored by the All-Star Game,” wrote the San Diego news site Inside the Padres. With Dansby Swanson (Chicago Cubs) out due to injury, Arizona’s Heraldo Perdomo was selected as an alternate All-Star.”
Perdomo, who made his major league debut in the same 2021 season as Kim, batted .271 (61-for-225) with five home runs, 33 RBIs, 38 runs scored, 11 doubles and a .787 OPS in 74 games in the first half. Perdomo didn’t get a lot of regular at-bats, alternating with Nick Ahmed at the shortstop position.
In the first half of the year, Ha-Sung Kim batted .258 (71-for-275) with 10 home runs, 31 RBI, 44 runs scored, 16 doubles, and a .760 OPS in 85 games.온라인카지노
Notably, Kim has a 4.1 bWAR, which ranks fifth in the majors. He is fifth behind Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr, Wander Franco, and Mookie Betts. Along with his offense, he has been recognized for his outstanding contributions on defense.
The media lamented, “What more does Kim need to do to earn a spot in the Midsummer Classic. It’s a good question, but one that seems to have few answers.”
Following the announcement of the All-Star roster in early July, The Athletic reported, “In San Diego, only pitcher Josh Hader and outfielder Juan Soto made the All-Star team. Kim was almost ignored, as was Fernando Tatis Jr.”.
“In case you were wondering why Arizona’s Perdomo (2.4 fWAR) beat out the New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor (3.0 fWAR) to be named an alternate National League All-Star,” The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal wrote about Perdomo’s selection. “Perdomo earned his spot as a result of player votes, according to the league.