Kim misses out on Fielding Bible Award for top defender
San Diego Padres shortstop Ha-Sung Kim (28) failed to win the Fielding Bible Award, which recognizes the top defenders at each position in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Kim was not named to the list of Fielding Bible Award winners, 카지노사이트킴 which was announced by MLB data analytics company Sports Info Solutions (SIS) on Sunday.
Established in 2006 and now in its 18th year, the Fielding Bible Awards recognize the best defenders at each position, regardless of league. Winners are chosen by a panel of experts.
In the second base category, which was Kim’s primary position in the 2023 season, Andres Jimenez (Cleveland Guardians) was named the winner.
“In Defensive Runs Saved (DRS), a measure of runs prevented by defense, Jimenez was +23, the highest among MLB second basemen this season,” said SIS. “Jimenez was the only MLB second baseman to make more than 10 run-saving plays to his left and right this year.”
Kim finished fifth in SIS’s voting for second baseman, behind Jimenez, Marcus Semien (Texas Rangers), Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs) and Bryson Stott (Philadelphia Phillies).
In the Utility category, Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) was honored after playing right field, second base, and shortstop this year. Betts, who won the award for the sixth time, tied the record held by Andrelton Simmons and Yadier Molina.
The Fielding Bible Award for Defensive Player of the Year, which recognizes the best defender across all positions, went to Keith Bryan Hayes (Pittsburgh Pirates).