Noh Si-hwan, who received a total of 37.24 points with 4 out of 26 votes (15.4%) and 266,928 out of 451,658 fan votes, will be the first individual and the first Hanwha player to be selected as a monthly MVP in about 5 years since Jung Woo-ram in May 2018.
Noh Si-hwan started the month fresh with consecutive at-bats home runs in the Daegu Samsung game on July 1. In the games against Lotte in Daejeon on the 5th and 6th, he hit a come-from-behind two-run home run and a solo home run that tied the score in the bottom of the fifth inning, respectively, recording two consecutive home runs. Since then, Noh Si-hwan has won the first place in this category by hitting six home runs per month, drawing a home run arch in the match against Kiwoom in Gocheok on the 25th and SSG in Munhak on the 29th.
Noh Si-hwan ranked first in the slugging percentage (0.649) with his slugging power, which is worthy of the No. 1 home run alone. The on-base percentage also recorded 0.423, showing good performance with OPS 1.072. His batting average was slightly lower at 0.298 but he tied for fifth (14 points) in the RBI category, showing Hanwha’s emerging big-shot performance. 안전놀이터
Noh Si-hwan’s challenge to become the home run king, who is having a hot summer, is also adding to the heat. As of the 9th, Noh Si-hwan, who is leading the league with 23 home runs, has recorded more than six home runs every month except in April. With the home run pace as it is heading toward the second half of the league, it is possible to challenge the home run king as a Hanwha player in 15 years since Kim Tae-kyun (former Hanwha) in 2008.
Roh Si-hwan, who was selected as the MVP in July, will be given 2 million won in prize money, and a donation of 2 million won will also be delivered to Kyungnam Middle School, a middle school from Noh Si-hwan, under the name of Noh Si-hwan.