The first ever challenger with 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases, beat Ohtani and placed first in the first round of All-Star voting

Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves) took the lead in the first half of the 2023 MLB All-Star voting. 

The MLB Secretariat announced the first interim results of the All-Star vote on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time). 스포츠토토

Acuña Junior received a total of 1,066,537 votes and was the only player to win more than 1 million votes. As a result of the first interim tally, it took first place overall in both leagues. In the American League, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels won the most votes with 924,182. 

Acuña Junior, who is in his 6th year in the big leagues, is running toward the first ever 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases. He leads Atlanta’s National League East Division lead with a .330 batting average, 13 home runs, and 28 stolen bases in 66 games. 

In the National League, catcher Sean Murphy (Atlanta), first baseman Freddie Freeman (LA Dodgers), second baseman Luis Arraez (Miami Marlins), third baseman Nolan Arenado (St. occupied the top In the outfield, Acuña Jr., Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (Arizona Diamondbacks), and designated hitter JD Martinez (LA Dodgers) rose.

In the American League, catcher Adley Luchman (Baltimore Orioles), first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Toronto Blue Jays), second baseman Marcus Simeon (Texas Rangers), third baseman Matt Chapman (Toronto), and shortstop Bo Bisset (Toronto) achieved Also, Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mike Trout (LA Angels), and Jordan Alvarez (Houston Astros) formed the outfield, and Ohtani ranked first as the designated hitter.

Judge, who ranked first in the outfield category, received 844,965 votes, the second most in the AL, and competes with Ohtani for the first place in fan voting. 

Meanwhile, Ha-seong Kim of San Diego earned a total of 82,879 votes and placed 9th in the second baseman category.

Major League All-Star voting is divided into rounds 1 and 2. The first vote is for candidates selected from 30 clubs, and the second vote is for the top two players (6th outfielder) for each position. The final list will be announced at 8:00 am on the 30th. The two players with the most votes in the first round of the two leagues will be selected as All-Stars without a second round of voting. 

The All-Star Game will be held on July 13 at T-Mobile Park, home of the Seattle Mariners.