Now that the Korean Baseball Season is over, it’s time to see which individuals are the top KBO players. Thus, on Monday the KBO had a round of voting and American pitcher Josh Lindblom Wins the KBO MVP.
According to baseball betting news, the right-hander pitcher for the Doosan Bears won the MVP award by a landslide. This is because during the media vote, he won with 716 points beating the runner-up, Yan Eui-ji by 346 points. In third place for the KBO MVP was Yang Hyeon-jong making KIA Tigers Betting fans very happy with 295 points.
Breaking Down the 2019 KBO MVP Award Votes
Every year the KBO holds a voting contest and each player earns points for the top five votes. According to sports betting websites, the first-place vote is worth 9 points. Thereafter, the second-place voting is worth 4 points and so forth.
According to sports forums, Josh Lindblom took the lead with 79 first-place votes. Furthermore, Yang Eui-ji came in second-place in terms of first-votes with 14. On a side note, Yang the first catcher to win the batting title since 1984. Third place was won by Yang Hyeon-jong with nine first-place votes. In addition, he also beat out Lindblom for the ERA title.
According to KBO Statistics, Lindblom was the only 20-game winner this season. Furthermore, he led the KBO in terms of strikeouts (189) and inning pitched (194/3). However, Lindblom lost the ERA race and only came in second place. This is because he lost that title to Yang Hyeon-jong as he was 0.21 behind him.
Lindblom is the second Bears player to win the KBO MVP award. In addition, this is the second Bears player to win the award in a row. Last year, Kim Jae-hwan won that award.
Unfortunately, Lindblom was unable to attend the ceremony as he was doing volunteer work in Jordan. However, he did send a video message where he says he is very thankful to everyone, his teammates and interpreters.