Last year, the Lotte Giant's had almost the entire starting line-up representing them in the annual All Star game. This year? Well, unless the baseball gods are kind, there are a lot less deserving this year.
As of June 19th, only catcher Kang Min-ho and first baseman Lee Dae-ho lead their respective positions with a decisive lead. Kang leads catchers by over 200,000 votes, while Lee Dae-ho is well ahead, having more votes than the next three players combined.
DH Hong Seung-hoon also leads his category quite easily and should make the squad. Though his numbers aren't exactly what they were last year, he is still a major fan favorite.
Outfielder Jeon Joon-woo holds a slight lead over Doosan's Kim Hyun-soo by 19,000 votes. His turn around June has helped him secure more votes as well.
It may not be as fun a game for Lotte fans this year without their favorite players on the field.