Kim Do-young, “KIA Tigers Hope,” tries his first Shell Healics player since his debut
Second-year infielder Kim Do-young (19) of the Kia Tigers is looking for his first monthly player of the month honor.
The Shell Helix Player of the Month award is given to the pitcher and hitter with the highest Wins Above Replacement (WAR) for the month. For September, the race for hitters is led by Kim Do-young, who has a WAR of 1.44 through 25 games.안전놀이터
In 19 games in September, Kim batted .293 (22-for-75) with a .400 on-base percentage, three home runs, eight doubles, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored. He’s second in runs scored, third in RBI, and first in stolen bases in that span. He doesn’t have a high batting average, but he gets a lot of hits that help his team win. Against the Incheon SSG Landers on the 3rd, when KIA won their 8th straight game, he hit a game-winning single in the 5th inning and a wedge solo home run in the 9th inning. Against the Doosan Bears on the 6th, he hit a two-run homer in the top of the 4th inning off opposing ace Kwak Bin for a 4-0 lead.
Kim’s main competition is LG Twins’ Hong Chang-ki. The second-ranked hitter with a WAR of 1.42 batted .443 (70-for-31) with a .523 slugging percentage, four doubles, 15 RBI and 20 runs scored in 19 games. He had 12 multi-hit games. Through 25 games, Hong leads the team in runs scored (104) and ranks second in batting average (.342) and on-base percentage (.457). If she continues at her current pace, she could win the batting title.
In the pitching category, the NC Dinos’ foreign pitchers are competing. Tanner Tully leads the way with a 1.37 WAR, followed by Eric Peddy with a 1.355 WAR.
In four games as a starter, Tanner went 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA in 25 innings pitched. He hasn’t allowed a run in three of his four starts, including six innings or more against the KT Wiz on April 13 (two runs in six innings).
In seven games in the KBO, Tanner has an average fastball velocity of 140.1 km/h. He doesn’t have a great fastball, but he’s a reliable pitcher who consistently goes six innings or more.
Through 25 days, Pedi has been our number one pitcher this season, ranking first in wins (19), second in ERA (2.13), and third in strikeouts (181). In his three September starts, he allowed just one run in 21 and one-third innings. He is 3-0 with a 0.42 ERA. Both Tanner and Peddy have one more start each this week. How they pitch will determine the final WAR lead.