‘KIA Tigers Hope’ Kim Do-young, challenges Shell Helix Player for the first time since debut

KIA Tigers second-year infielder Kim Do-young (19) aims for the monthly best player for the first time since his debut. 

The Shell Helix Player Award is awarded to the pitcher and batter who ranked first in monthly win contribution (WAR) compared to replacement players. As of the 25th, Kim Do-young, with a WAR of 1.44, is in first place in the September hitter category.

In 19 games played in September, Kim Do-young recorded a batting average of 0.293 (22 hits in 75 at-bats), an on-base percentage of 0.400, 3 home runs, 8 stolen bases, 15 RBIs, and 18 runs. During this period, he ranked 2nd in runs scored, 3rd in RBIs, and 1st in stolen bases. Although he doesn’t have a high batting average, he hits a lot of hits that help his team win. In the Incheon SSG Landers game on the 3rd, when KIA won 8 games in a row, he hit a timely hit in the top of the 5th inning and a solo home run in the top of the 9th inning. At bat in the top of the 4th inning against the Doosan Bears on the 6th, he hit a two-run home run from opposing ace Kwak Bin to make it 4-0.메이저사이트

Kim Do-young’s competitor is Hong Chang-ki of the LG Twins. Ranking second among batters with WAR 1.42, he recorded a batting average of 0.443 (31 hits in 70 at-bats), an on-base percentage of 0.523, 4 stolen bases, 15 RBIs, and 20 runs in 19 games. He had multiple hits 12 times. As of the 25th, Hong Chang-gi ranked first in scoring this season (104) and second in batting average (0.342) and on-base percentage (0.457). If the current pace continues, he can aim for a triple crown in batting. 

In the pitching category, foreign pitchers from NC Dinos compete. Tanner Turley, with a WAR of 1.37, is in first place, and Eric Peddy, with a WAR of 1.355, is in second place. 

Tanner pitched 25 innings in 4 games as a starting pitcher, recording 2 wins and an ERA of 0.72. Except for the game against KT Wiz on the 13th (2 runs in 6 innings), the team lasted 6 or more innings and did not give up a single point. 

The average fastball speed recorded by Tanner in 7 games in the KBO League was 140.1 km/h. Although he is not a great pitcher, he pitches reliably and has consistently pitched over 6 innings. 

As of the 25th, Peddie is the number one pitcher this season, ranking first in wins (19), ERA (2.13), and strikeouts (181). In the three games he pitched in September, he gave up only one run in 21 1/3 innings. He recorded 3 wins and an ERA of 0.42. Both Tanner and Peddie will make one more start this week. The final WAR leader is expected to be divided depending on the content of their pitches. 

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