Will he make history, and will he win the Gold Glove he narrowly missed last year?
San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong, 28, will become the first Korean big leaguer to win the Gold Glove, which is awarded to the best defender by position.
Kim’s main position this season has been second base. However, he has also played third base and shortstop. His ability to play any position is one of his greatest strengths. This is something that has been recognized by the Gold Glove award.
On October 19, Kim was named to two finalist lists for the 2023 Rawlings Gold Glove Award for National League positions.
There are three finalists per position.
First and foremost is the second baseman category. Kim is up against Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs) and Bryson Stott (Philadelphia Phillies) in the second base category. Kim is also nominated in the utility (all-around) category, where he will compete with Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Korean-American Tommy Edmon (St. Louis Cardinals), who played with the Korean National Team at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) this March.
According to MLB.com, Kim, Horner, and Stott are all Gold Glove candidates because they all moved to second base when their teams acquired larger shortstops. Stott and Horner posted OAA ratings of +16 and +15, respectively, while Kim was rated +7 at second base and +10 in OAA across all positions.
Gold Glove winners are determined by a combination of the votes of the coaching staff, which consists of 30 managers 카지노사이트 and up to six players per team, and the American Baseball Research Institute’s defensive metrics.
The coaches’ vote, which accounts for 75 percent of the vote, trumps the statistical defensive metrics (25 percent), meaning it’s all about how much a player impresses the coaches, even if the numbers don’t show it.
Kim will find out at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 6.