Gold Glove, which Kim Ha-sung received on the 6th, will select and award the best defenders in each of the two major league positions. 토토사이트링크 This season, Kim Ha-sung played all infield positions except first base and kept the San Diego infield without leaking.
He played in 106 games, the most as a second baseman, and kept 856 ⅔ innings, and played in third baseman 253 ⅓ innings in 32 games and shortstop 153 ⅓ innings in 20 games whenever the team was needed. The total number of errors is 7 4 for second baseman, 1 for third baseman, and 2 for shortstop.
Gold Glove only evaluates defense, and each team’s coach and coach will select and vote after the season. On top of that, in order to ensure fairness in selecting winners from 2013, the Sabermetrix defensive indicators are partially reflected in the evaluation.
Kim Ha-sung is the first Asian player to receive a gold glove since Suzuki Ichiro winning for 10 consecutive years from 2001 to 2010. Ichiro played outfield, so Kim Ha-sung is the first Asian infielder to win Gold Glove.
While Kim Ha-sung is at it, he will even challenge a silver slugger given to a player who shows off his best offense in each position. Kim Ha-sung was selected as a candidate for the National League utility category along with Betts, Cody Bellinger Chicago Cubs, and Spencer Steer Cincinnati Reds in the Silver Slugger, which is scheduled to announce the winner on the 10th.
None of the Korean players received a silver slugger, and Ichiro 2001, 2007, 2009 and Shohei Ohtani 2022 from Asia. Ichiro is the only Asian player to win gold gloves and silver sluggers at the same time in a year.
If the gold glove is a symbol of golden gloves, the silver slugger receives a silver shiny Louisville Slugger bat. With the introduction of the National League designated hitter system from 2022, the silver slugger in the pitching sector disappeared and the utility sector filled the spot.
In fact, it is not easy for Kim Ha-sung to win the Silver Slugger award. He had his best season this season with a batting average of 0.260, 17 home runs, 60 RBIs, 38 steals, and an OPS on-base plus slugging of 0.749 but his competitors’ performance is very good.
Betts had a batting average of 0.307, 39 homers, 107 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.987, and Bellinger made a comeback with a batting average of 0.307, 26 homers, 97 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.881. Steer has a batting average of 0.271, 23 home runs, 86 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.80. For Kim Ha-sung, it is meaningful that he was listed as the final candidate for the player who showed off the best offense in each position, regardless of whether he won the award or not.