SSG’s Choi Jung, the first player to be selected in four years, is the KBO’s monthly MVP for June…blasting 11 home runs

SSG’s Choi Jeong-jeong has been named the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Monthly MVP for June.

Choi received 21 out of a total of 29 votes (72.4%) from journalists and 155,287 out of 400,002 fan votes (38.8%) for a total score of 55.62, earning the honor for the first time in four years since June 2019.

SSG led the team in home runs in June with 34, of which Choi led the team in home runs. Choi, who is currently tied for the team lead in the category with 19 home runs on the season as of October 10, was on fire in June, smashing 11 home runs in the month alone.메이저사이트

As part of his dominance in June, Choi hit home runs in three consecutive games, from the 22nd against Doosan in Jamsil to the 24th against Samsung in Munhak. He also hit back-to-back home runs on the 1st and 23rd to boost his hitting stats.

Thanks to his home run explosion, Choi also ranked first in RBIs (27) and OPS (.787). He was second in runs scored (23), fourth in on-base percentage (.431), and posted an OPS of 1.218, putting him near the top of most of his hitting stats.

With 448 career home runs, Choi is on pace to surpass Lee Seung-yeop (formerly of Samsung, 467) as the KBO’s all-time home run leader before the end of the year if he keeps up his current pace.

For being named MVP in June, Choi will receive a cash prize of KRW 2 million, and a KRW 2 million donation will also be made to his middle school, Pyeongchon Middle School, in his name, courtesy of Shinhan Bank.

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