Myworld took a look at some of the KBO rosters and found a number of young players (27 or younger) with good numbers. Myworld does not really know enough about these players to rank them according to ability. So we will sort them by team.
Ki-Young Im RHP - In a hitter’s league Im is having a fantastic season. The 24 year old has a 1.82 ERA with a 7-2 record. His strikeout numbers are low (44 in 74 innings) but his overall ERA is at least two runs lower than his previous two seasons.
Yoon-Dong Kim RHP - Another 24 year old who pitches out of the bullpen. His ERA is good (3.63) and he has picked up five saves.
Chi-Hong An Infielder - This is his eighth year in the KBO. At 26 years old he is hitting .317 with five homeruns with the power potential to reach double digits in homeruns.
Sung Bum Na Outfield - At 27 years old he is a bit old for a prospect. In four of his five years he has hit over .300 with a .347 average this year. He has some power hitting 20 or more homeruns his last three years. He was placed on the DL after May 28.
Chan-Gyu Lim RHP - At 24 his ERA sits at 1.98, three runs lower than his previous four seasons in the KBO. He has found himself in the Twins starting rotation after spending his first three years with the team in the bullpen.
Duk-Ju Ham LHP - His ERA is not special (4.50) but he is only 22 and throws lefthanded. He also has struck out 50 in 50 innings, though control is still the problem with 33 walks.
Won-Tae Choi RHP - The Heroes have given the 20 year old 11 starts despite his 5.59 ERA. Despite the relative high ERA it has improved from last year.
Hyun-Hee Han RHP - The 23 year old has a 3.04 ERA. This is his fifth year in the league and probably his best one.
Sang-Woo Jo RHP - The 22 year old has nice strikeout numbers (36 whiffs in 38 innings) but gives up too many hits to put his ERA at 5.05.
Jung-Hoo Lee (centerfield) - This is the first KBO season for the 18 year old. He is hitting .327 with just two homeruns.
Keon-Chang Seo (Second Base) - His 201 hits in 2014 set a KBO record. At 27 he is becoming more of a veteran with a bat hitting .349. He is a leadoff hitter for the Heroes.
Ha-Seong Kim SS - At 21 years of age he replaced Jung-Ho Kang at shortstop. His first two years he hit 19 and 20 homeruuns. This year his average is down (.247) with only six homeruns.
Won-Joong Kim RHP - He gave up 10 runs in one inning his last start to have his ERA climb to 5.79. The 23 year old should remain in the starting rotation, even after the poor outing.
Jin-Hyung Park RHP - The 22 year old gave up 17 runs in his last two starts covering less than seven innings to raise his ERA to 6.94. He has struck out 47 in 45.2 innings.
Se-Woong Park RHP - In his third year this 21 year old has stitched together a 1.73 ERA in 11 starts. The last time he gave up more than two runs in a start was in April.
Dong-Min Han RF - The first of the “Dong Dong” brothers, this 27 year old is hitting .295 with 18 homeruns and 47 RBIs in a breakout season.
Dong-Yeop Kim LF - A year younger, this Dong is hitting .266, 13, 40 in his second year in the KBO.
Jae-Min Shim LHP - The 23 year old has seen 27 games out of the bullpen crafting together a 3.24 ERA with 7 holds.
Ju-Suk Ha SS - At 24 he is in his fifth year with the Eagles hitting .274 with 4 homeruns. This is his second season where he is consistently in the starting lineup.
Ja-Wook Koo RF - The heir to Seong-Yeop Lee, the 24 year old is hitting .300 with 12 homeruns and 42 RBIs in his third season with the Lions.