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American ace voted KBO's top player for April

All Headlines 10:32 May 08, 2019

SEOUL, May 8 (Yonhap) -- Tyler Wilson of the LG Twins has been voted the top player in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) for the month of April.

The KBO announced the results of the media and fan voting for the monthly honors on Wednesday. Wilson, a second-year American for the Twins, led all candidates with 13 out of 29 votes from the media and 36,784 online votes from fans. Those votes were converted to 50.86 voting points, well ahead of 23.42 points for Doosan Bears' infielder/designated hitter Jose Miguel Fernandez.

In seven starts covering the last week of March and the whole month of April, Wilson went 4-0 with a sparkling 0.57 ERA in 47 2/3 innings. He led all pitchers in both the innings pitched and ERA in that span, while also setting the record for the lowest ERA in the first seven starts of any season.

The KBO said Wilson will receive 2 million won (US$1,710) in cash and a gold bar worth 600,000 won from Shinhan Bank, the title sponsor of the KBO in 2019.

Tyler Wilson of the LG Twins throws a pitch in a Korea Baseball Organization regular season game against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on May 3, 2019. (Yonhap)

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