Golden Glove Nominees Announced…Will the shortstop glove go to Ji-Hwan Oh or Chan Ho Park?

The nominees for the 2023 KBO League Golden Glove were finalized on Monday.
This year, there are 81 Golden Glove nominees, and only 10 players per position will be honored.

No team has a nominee at every position, with the defending champion LG Twins having the most nominees with 12.
The most competitive position is shortstop. Eight players are in contention, including Oh Ji-hwan (LG), Park Chan-ho (KIA), Kim Sang-soo (KT), and Kim Joo-won (NC).

Oh has a premium as the captain of the ELG.

He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Korean Series and made a strong impact.

His season stats include a .268 batting average, eight home runs, 62 RBIs, and a .767 OPS in 126 games.
Oh’s counterpart is Chan-ho Park. In 130 games this year, Park is batting .301 with 3 home runs, 52 RBI, 30 doubles (3rd), and an OPS of .734.

While Chan Ho Park looks better in the classic stats, Oh Ji-hwan (3.63) narrowly edges Chan Ho Park (3.58) in Wins Above Replacement (WAR).

They were co-winners of the Gold Glove shortstop award, which is based solely on defense.
The three-player outfield category also features several standouts.

Hong Chang-ki (LG), who leads the league in runs scored and slugging percentage and is third in hits, is expected to easily win one spot, while Jung Soo-bin (Doosan), who leads in stolen bases, Koo Ja-woo (Samsung), Guillermo Heredia (SSG), who is fifth in batting average, and Socrates Brito (KIA), who is second in RBI, are expected to fight for the remaining spots. 온라인카지노
Catcher Yang Yang-ji (Doosan) and third baseman Choi Jeong (SSG) will be looking for their ninth career Golden Gloves.

After hitting .

305 with 17 home runs, 68 RBIs and an OPS of 0.870 in his first year back with his hometown team (WAR 5.26), Yang is expected to take home a golden glove.

Choi (4.77 WAR) led the league in runs batted in, but he’s up against Noh (5.33 WAR), who led the league in home runs and RBIs.
Voting for the Golden Globe will be open until 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 to media members who have covered the KBO this season, including reporters, photographers, broadcasters, announcers and commentators.

The award ceremony will be held on Dec. 11 at the COEX Auditorium in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

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