KBO Gold Glove Winners

The KBO handed out their gold gloves to the best player at each position. The players here are not considered the best defensive players at the positions but the best overall player. This year a record four foreign players were named to the gold glove teams.

Pitcher - Josh Lindblom (Doosan Bears) - His second straight gold glove. For 2020 he will be looking at his third try for major league success. He relies a lot on spin for his pitches so the Astros would be a favorite to sign him. 20-5, 2.50 ERA with 189 whiffs.

Catcher - Yang Eui-Ji (NC Dinos) - Finished second to Lindblom in the MVP voting. This is his second straight and fifth overall gold glove. His .354 batting average won the KBO batting title.

First Base - Park Byung-Ho (Kiwoom Heroes) - His major league career did not go so well, but a return to the KBO has rejuvenated his star status. Led the KBO in homeruns with 33. Like Yang his second straight gold glove and fifth overall.

Second Base - Park Min-Woo (NC Dinos) - First time winner hit .344, third in batting average.

Shortstop - Kim Ha-Seong (Kiwoom Heroes) - His second straight award. He led the KBO with 112 runs scored and was second in RBIs with 104 and steals with 33. Only hit 19 homeruns to fall short of back to back 20/20 years. He has asked to be posted for the 2021 season. He has adequately replaced Kang Jung-Ho at shortstop who had some success with the Pirates before running into character issues.

Third Base - Choi Jeong (SK Wyverns) - Traditionally, one of the top sluggers in the KBO. This year he was second to Park with 29. In 2018 injuries prevented him from having three consecutive seasons of 40 or more homeruns. This was his sixth gold glove.

Outfield - Lee Jung-Hoo (Nexon Heroes) - At 21 he has superstar written all over him. His .336 batting average was fourth in the league. This is his second straight time winning the award. Not a big power hitter or stolen base threat but at 21 he could develop.

Outfield - Jerry Sands (Nexon Heroes) - His 28 homeruns were fourth in the league and his 113 RBIs were topped by no player. In his first full season in the KBO he won a gold glove.

Outfield - Mel Rojas (KT Wiz) - His 104 RBIs were tied for second. Despite his 43 homeruns in 2018 in his first full season in the KBO he did not win the gold glove. The 2019 season saw him win his first.

Designated Hitter - Jose Miguel Fernandez (Doosan Bears) - His .344 average was second in the KBO. That was enough to give him his first gold glove.

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