Can Kim Ha-seong, 28, who has anchored the San Diego Padres’ infield with his stellar defense, become the first Korean to win the Gold Glove?
Major League Baseball will announce the winner of the 2023 Gold Glove, which is awarded to the player with the most outstanding defensive performance, on June 6 at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Kim is currently a finalist in the National League’s second base and utility categories. This is the second year in a row that he has been named a Gold Glove finalist.
This is the second year in a row that he has been a Gold Glove finalist. He’s up against Nico Horner and Bryce Stott for second base, and Mookie Betts and Tommy Edmon for utility.
Kim has been a stalwart in the infield all season, playing multiple positions. As a result, he is a finalist in both the second base and utility categories.
This breaks the stereotype that Asian infielders can’t succeed on defense. When it comes to defense, Kim has become one of the top infielders in the majors. 아톰카지노 주소
However, he did not win the 2023 Fielding Bible Award, which was announced late last month, finishing fifth among second basemen. Among National League players, he finished behind Horner and Stott.
On the other hand, Kim was a finalist for the Silver Slugger utility award, which follows the Gold Glove. The Silver Slugger is awarded for hitting. It will be announced on May 10.