Ahn Woo-jin (Kiwoom Heroes) and Austin (LG Twins) are leading the competition for Shell Helix players in April.
Korea Shell Oil Co.,메이저놀이터 Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as ‘Hankuk Shell’) awards the KBO league ‘Shell Helix Player’ every month with KBO based on WAR (contribution to victory versus substitute players). Several players, including Ahn Woo-jin, are competing fiercely for the main character of April. Who will be the main character of ‘Shell Helix Player’ through the remaining games in April?
In the April ‘Shell Helix Player’ pitcher category, Kiwoom An Woo-jin is leading the way with a monthly WAR of 1.389. He started in 4 games in April and recorded 1 win, 3rd in ERA (1.08), 5th in innings (25 innings), 1st in strikeouts (39), and 2nd in WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) (0.80). . He is continuing his momentum from last year, when he became the best pitcher in the KBO.
LG Plutco (WAR 1.388) and Lotte Na Kyun-an (WAR 1.23) are chasing Ahn Woo-jin as competitors.
Last season, Plutko, who played an active role as LG’s ace, ranked 2nd in most wins and 3rd in ERA, 1st in most wins (3 wins), 7th in WHIP (1.03), and 2nd in ERA (0.77), winning LG’s championship. leading the challenge
Lotte’s Na Kyun-an is emerging as the new domestic ace of the Lotte Giants, with the most wins (3 wins) and the ERA (1.45) ranked 8th. Na Kyun-an, who has shown remarkable growth since becoming a pitcher, is also highly likely to be selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games national team.
Austin leads the “Shell Helix Player” hitter category with a monthly WAR of 1.11. Austin ranked 8th in RBIs (13), 3rd in most hits (27), 5th in batting average (0.370), and 5th in slugging percentage (0.521), signaling the end of the LG battering era.
Austin is followed by KT’s Alford (WAR 1.09) and LG Moon Bo-kyung (WAR 1.01). Alford, who joined as a substitute foreign player last season and succeeded in renewing his contract, ranked 2nd in batting average (0.387), 7th in most hits (24), 2nd in on-base percentage (0.465), 2nd in slugging percentage (0.597), and 1st in OPS (1.062). It shows the most balanced blow. Moon Bo-kyung, who took off as the main third baseman last year, ranked 4th in RBIs (15), 4th in runs scored (15), 5th in walks (13), and 1st in infield defense WAA (contribution to average) (0.255). He is doing a perfect job in the offense.
Shell Korea selects the pitcher and hitter who performed best in winning the team as the ‘Shell Helix Player’ every month and awards 1 million won in prize money.