First baseman has been labeled as a ‘potential candidate’ for the Golden Glove. The ‘No. 1 team’s fortune’ is overwhelming… The club’s first foreign GG is in front of us
There are still 32 more games to be played. I don’t know what will happen in the meantime.
But it seems like the game has actually been decided. The owner of the first base Golden Glove has almost been decided. There is a high possibility that LG Twins’ Austin Dean will become the first LG foreign player to win the Golden Glove.메이저놀이터
Austin is showing the most outstanding performance among the starting first basemen this season. Over the course of a month, the competitors’ bats must be crazy enough to be worthy of competition. In the current situation, there is little chance of a reversal.
As of the 4th, Austin has played in 109 games and is recording a batting average of .301 4/4, 132 hits, 18 home runs, and 81 RBI. He recorded an on-base percentage of 0.374 and a slugging percentage of 0.505, resulting in an OPS of 0.879. He is ranked 9th in batting, 4th in most hits, tied for 3rd in home runs, 2nd in RBIs, 3rd in slugging percentage, and 6th in OPS. Among these, he is challenging for the RBI king. The first place is Noh Si-hwan of the Hanwha Eagles, with 90 RBIs, 9 points behind Austin. However, Noh Si-hwan cannot play for about 15 games in the Asian Games. In the meantime, there is a possibility that Austin will turn things around. Since he is the RBI king that has never been held before in LG history, if Austin becomes the RBI king, he will become the first batsman from LG to win the RBI title.
Austin’s competitors include Yang Seok-hwan of the Doosan Bears, Byung-ho Park of the KT Wiz, and Eun-seong Chae of Hanwha. Seok-Hwan Yang has a batting average of .273, 109 hits, 17 home runs, and 64 RBI while recording an on-base percentage of 0.328, a slugging percentage of 0.448, and an OPS of 0.776. Park Byeong-ho, who regained the home run title last year and also received the Golden Glove, has similar results to Yang Seok-hwan this year. Batting average: .274, 91 hits, 13 home runs, 62 RBI. He has an on-base percentage of 0.339, a slugging percentage of 0.413, and an OPS of 0.752. Park Byeong-ho, who was recently a pinch hitter due to a calf injury, is currently playing as a designated hitter. Chae Eun-seong showed fiery hitting in the beginning, but lost strength in July and August. He has a batting average of . For all three, the gap with Austin is large in all aspects.
Since implementing the foreign player system, LG has not produced a single foreign Golden Glove winner among pitchers and fielders. If Austin gets on it, it will be the first slope in history. Also, the last LG first baseman to win a Golden Glove was Seo Yong-bin in 1994. It was LG’s last win. In other words, there is a high possibility that LG will regain the first baseman’s Golden Glove for the first time in 29 years. Coincidentally, LG is working towards winning the regular league championship for the first time in 29 years.
Will there be a last-minute comeback in the regular season, which still has over a month left? Or will Austin just ride it as is? So far, it is very likely that votes will flock to Austin.