The next-generation pitcher and hitter who will represent Korea is shining from the start of this year’s professional baseball. Lotte pitcher Na Kyun-an (23) and Hanwha fielder Roh Si-hwan (23) will clash over the Shell Helix player in April.
Shell Oil Korea Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Shell Oil Korea)스포츠토토 selects and awards the most outstanding player as the monthly Shell Helix Player based on WAR (contribution to victory versus substitute player). Looking at the middle rankings of the KBO League in April, Kyun-an Na and Si-hwan Noh are showing outstanding performance in pitching and hitting.
As of the 10th, Kyun-an Na is marking the 1st overall and 1st pitcher with a WAR of 1.12. In April, he started 2 games and earned 2 wins. He faced 27 batters in 6.2 innings against Doosan on the 2nd, recording 5 hits, 4 strikeouts and 2 balls. A total of 100 pitches. A week later, on the 7th, he climbed the mound against KT and showed off a more powerful pitch with 4 hits, 1 walk, and 8 strikeouts in 7 innings against 26 batters. He threw a total of 83 pitches and tied the opponent’s batting line tightly.
Combining the records of Na Gyun-an’s two starting games, 13.2 scoreless innings, 0.00 ERA (1st place), 0.88 WHIP per inning (6th place), and 12 strikeouts (4th place). In the unstable Lotte mound where Dan Strayley and Park Se-woong were sluggish and Min-seok Lee left due to injury, former catcher ace Na Kyun-an seems to be holding on.
Among batters, Noh Si-hwan’s presence stands out. He ranks 7th overall and 1st in hitters with a WAR of 0.55. As of the 10th, he has a batting average of 0.416 (4th), 13 hits (1st), 1 home run (9th), and an OPS of 1.180 (4th). It is top notch in all categories. However, his performance faded as the team fell to the bottom with 1 win and 6 losses.
Shell Korea selects the pitcher and hitter who performed the best in winning the team as ‘Shell Helix Players’ every month, such as ‘Shell Helix Ultra’, an engine oil with good fuel economy, and awards 1 million won in prize money.