Welcome To Korean Baseball DFS 101
Baseball is back! Sort of. While MLB is still figuring out what their season might look like, the KBO officially begins their regular season tomorrow. If you’re a baseball fan and DFS enthusiast like myself, any baseball is good baseball. While most of the rules are similar between MLB and KBO, there are some differences that we will dig into and let you know about. This article is hopefully going to help you become a better DFS player and very profitable until the MLB comes back.
Main Differences Between The MLB And KBO
- There are 10 teams in the KBO compared to 30 in the MLB and the season is 144 games long.
- There is a DH league-wide, we don’t have to worry about pitchers so treat this like the AL.
- A huge difference is if the game goes into extra innings, they only go for 3 innings, if the game is tied after the 3rd extra inning, the game will end in a tie.
The KBO Is A Hitter’s League
- There really aren’t ‘power pitchers’ in the KBO. We see far less strike outs so targeting high-priced pitching doesn’t seem like the way to go.
- While KBO does have some great closers, most bullpens are ehhhh. If the opposing teams can get the SPs out, look for tons of hits and some domination from your hitters.
- Be prepared to see a ton of errors, which should lead to more runs, meaning more FPs for your teams.
Korean Baseball DFS 101 Continued.
- ESPN Will Be Airing The Games
- Will also be on TWITCH
- Games start either 12 AM, 3 AM, or 4:30 AM CST. So get that coffee ready.
Last Year’s Team Results
Doosan Bears (88-55-1)
Team Pitching: 2nd
Team Hitting: 2nd
Notable Pitchers: Chris Flexen (Mets), Young-Ha Lee (17-4, 3.64 ERA)
Notable Hitters: José Miguel Fernández (.344/.409, 15 HR), Kun-Woo Park (.319/397), Soo-Bin Jung (26 SB), Jae-IL Oh (21 HR)
Kiwoom Heroes (86-57-1)
Team Pitching: 3rd
Team Hitting: 1st
Notable Pitchers: Jake Brigham (13-5, 2.96 ERA), Eric Jokisch (13-9, 3.13 ERA), Won-Tae Choi (11-5, 3.38 ERA), Sang-Su Kim (40 Holds)
Notable Hitters: Jung-Hoo Lee (.336/.386), Ha-Seong Kim (19 HR, 33 SB), Byung-Ho Park (.280/.398, 33 HR)
SK Wyverns (88-55-1)
Team Pitching: 1st
Team Hitting: 4th
Notable Pitchers: Nate Kingham (Pirates), Seung-Won Moon (3.88 ERA), Jong-Hun Park (3.88 ERA), Jae-Hoon Ha (1.98 ERA, 36 Saves)
Notable Hitters: Jamie Romak (.276/.370, 29 HR), Jeong Choi (.292/.399, 29 HR), Jong-Wook Ko (.323, 31 SB)
LG Twins (79-64-1)
Team Pitching: 4th
Team Hitting: 6th
Notable Pitchers: Casey Kelly (14-12, 2.55 ERA), Tyler Wilson (14-7, 2.92 ERA), Woo-Suk Go (1.52 ERA, 35 Saves)
Notable Hitters: Eun-Seong Chae (.315/.358)
NC Dinos (73-69-2)
Team Pitching: 5th
Team Hitting: 3rd
Notable Pitchers: Drew Rucinski (9-9, 3.05 ERA), Jong-Hyun Won (31 Saves)
Notable Hitters: Eui-Ji Yang (.354/.438, 20 HR), Min-Woo Park (.344/.403), Sung-Bum Na (.366/.443 shortened season)
KT Wiz (71-71-2)
Team Pitching: 6th
Team Hitting: 5th
Notable Pitchers: Odrisamer Despaigne (CWS)
Notable Hitters: Baek-Ho Kang (.336/.416, 13 HR), Mel Rojas Jr (.322/.381, 24 HR), Jae-Gyun Hwang (.283/,357, 20 HR)
Kia Tigers (62-80-2)
Team Pitching: 8th
Team Hitting: 9th
Notable Pitchers: Hyeon-Jong Jang (16-8, 2.29 ERA), Kyeong-Chan Moon (24 Saves, 1.31 ERA)
Notable Hitters: Chan-Ho Park (39 SB), Hyoung-Woo Choi (.300/.413, 17 HR)
Samsung Lions (60-83-1)
Team Pitching: 7th
Team Hitting: 7th
Notable Pitchers: Jung-Hyun Baek (8-10, 4.24 ERA), Kyi-Min Woo (15 Saves, 2.75 ERA), Ben Lively (KC)
Notable Hitters: Tyler Saladino (MIL), Won-Seok Lee (.246/.327, 19 HR)
Hanwha Eagles (58-86-0)
Team Pitching: 9th
Team Hitting: 8th
Notable Pitching: Chad Bell (11-10, 3.50 ERA), Warwick Saupold (12-11, 3.51 ERA)
Notable Hitters: Tae-Kyun Kim (.305/.382), Jae-Hoon Choi (.290/.398), Sung-Yu Lee (.256/.343, 21 HR), Jared Hoying (.284/.340, 18 HR, 22 SB)
Lotte Giants (48-93-3)
Team Pitching: 10th
Team Hitting: 10th
Notable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson (TEX), Dan Straily (BAL), Seung-Lak Son (9 Saves, 3.93 ERA)
Notable Hitters: Jun-Woo Jeon (.301/.359, 22 HR), Dae-ho Lee (.285/.355, 16 HR), Ah-Seop Son (.295/.360, 13 SB), Dixon Machado (DET)
So where can you find more information about the KBO? Check out MyKBO Stats.
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