Koh Young-pyo (KT) and Na Seong-beom (KIA) are fighting over the Helix player in August, making their presence evident in the pitching.꽁머니지급
Korea Shell Oil Co., Ltd. (Korea Shell Oil) selects and awards the most outstanding player as a monthly Helix player based on WAR (contribution to victory over substitute player). If you look at the middle rankings of the KBO League in August, Koh Young-pyo and Na Seong-beom stand out in pitching.
Ko Young-pyo is showing off his power with 10 consecutive quality starts (QS). In the start against Doosan on the 6th, he led the team’s 3-1 victory with 7 innings and 1 run. He also won 10 individual wins (5 losses). It is a record of double-digit wins for three consecutive years. His earned run average of 2.44 put him in third place. Above all, it is a QS record (10 consecutive games) since the match against Lotte on June 6th. This year, 16 of the 19 games he played in were QS.
Ko Young-pyo’s firmness on the mound is also well shown in WAR (contribution to victory versus substitute players). With a WAR of 0.873, it shines alone in first place in this category.
Na Seong-beom is chasing Ko Young-pyo from the bottom of his chin. Na Seong-beom bowed his head due to an injury at the beginning of this season, but after returning from injury, his sense of hitting is heating up like the midsummer temperature. He returned at the end of the first half, and he has 37 hits, 9 homers and 23 RBIs with a batting average of 0.366. He has a slugging percentage of 0.703 and an on-base percentage of 0.435 (OPS 1.138). Recently, the KIA lineup is exploding, and Na Seong-beom is at the center of it.
Na Seong-beom’s batting average in the second half was 0.429, and his batting average last week reached 0.619. The destructive power of Na Seong-beom can be confirmed with a WAR of 0.844.
Shell Korea selects the pitcher and hitter who performed the best in winning the team as ‘Shell Helix Players’ every month and awards 1 million won in prize money, such as ‘Shell Helix Ultra’ engine oil with good fuel economy.