Poor grades and unpopularity.
Major League Baseball announced the first interim tally of All-Star fan voting on Wednesday.
As it turns out, not a single San Diego Padres player made the cut. Outfielders Juan Soto (339,900 votes) finished fourth and Fernando Tatis Jr. (207,474 votes) finished sixth, saving their chances of advancing to the second round of voting.
San Diego currently sits in fourth place in the National League West with a 31-34 record. They are nine games behind the division-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
The offense has invested heavily in an All-Star-caliber lineup, and as a result, the Padres are drawing the third-largest home attendance in the National League (1,293,888), but the team is underperforming and struggling in All-Star voting.
Key players such as Jake Cronenwirth (seventh at first base), Manny Machado (fifth at third base), and Xander Bogaerts (third at shortstop) all missed out.
Kim Ha-Sung, who was also nominated at second base, is ninth on the list with 82,879 votes. Given the gap between him and second-place finisher Ozzie Albies (Atlanta, 376,726 votes), it’s virtually impossible for him to make the second ballot.
By position, Sean Murphy (Atlanta, 603,501 votes) leads the way at catcher, followed by first baseman Freddie Freeman (Dodgers, 770,5503 votes),스포츠토토 second baseman Luis Arajuez (Miami, 509,092 votes), third baseman Nolan Arenado (St. Louis, 412,122 votes), shortstop Orlando Arcia (Atlanta, 400,6509 votes), and outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta, 1,085,537 votes).
For designated hitter, J.D. Martinez (Dodgers, 423,773 votes) and Bryce Harper (Philadelphia, 380,345 votes) are neck-and-neck. In the outfield, Mookie Betts (Dodgers, 666,491 votes) is in second place, with Luerdes Gurriel Jr. (Arizona, 367,348 votes) trailing Soto by less than 30,000 votes.
In the American League, catcher Adley Rutzman (Baltimore, 460,496 votes), second baseman Marcus Simien (Texas, 707,712 votes), shortstop Bo Bissett (Toronto, 775,221 votes), designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (Angels, 941,822 votes) and outfielder Aaron Judge (Yankees, 849,365 votes) led the way.
At first base, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto, 540,976 votes) and Yandy Diaz (Tampa Bay, 531,179 votes), and at third base, Matt Chapman (Toronto, 475,322 votes) and Josh Young (Texas, 473,836 votes) are tied for the top spot, while Mike Trout (Angels, 598,918 votes), Jordan Alvarez (Houston, 586,000 votes) and Randy Arozarenas (Tampa Bay, 524,889 votes) are battling for the two outfield spots.
The top vote-getters in both leagues receive a spot on the MLB All-Star ballot, with the top two finishers at each position (sixth for outfielders) receiving a secondary vote to determine the final selections.