Premier 12 Roster Korea

The Korean roster is filled with players from the KBO. No major leaguers or minor leaguers are on the roster. They do have some ex-major leaguers in Byung-Ho Park, who just hit a walk off homerun in the opening game of the playoff series between the LG Twins and the Kiwoom Heroes. The homerun was the only run scored in the 1-0 win. They also have Jae-Gyun Hwang, who attempted to play for the Giants and Hyun-So Kim, who played for the Orioles and Phillies.

There are some younger players to keep an eye on such as outfielders Baek-Ho Kang and Jung-Hoo Lee, who would be top 100 prospects in the major leagues and could play outfield now for major league teams weak in that area. Kang was compared to Shohei Ohtani because of his ability to pitch and throw a 95 mile per hour fastball. He has given up pitching to focus on hitting. Lee is the son of a legendary Korean player who focuses more on speed and defense in the outfield rather than power.

Korea is the defending gold medalist from the last Olympics so it would be disappointing for them not to qualify for the 2020 games. Only six teams will qualify and two (Israel and Japan) have already been selected.


Jong-Hoon Park (SK Wyverns), Jae-Hoon Ha (SK Wyverns), Young-Ha Lee (Doosan Bears), Sang-Woo Jo (Kiwoom Heroes), Hyun-Hee Han (Kiwoom Heroes), Kyung-chan Moon (Kia Tigers), Woo-Seok Ko (LG Twins), Jong-Hyun Won (NC Dinos), LHers - Kwang-Hyun Kim (SK Wyverns), Duk-Joo Ham (Doosan Bears), Hyeon-Jong Yang (Kia Tigers), Woo-Chan Cha (LG Twins), Chang-Mo Koo (NC Dinos)


Eui-Ji Yang (NC Dinos), Se-Hyuk Park (Doosan Bears)


Byung-Ho Park (Kiwoom Heroes), Sang-Soo Kim (Samsung Lions), Min-Woo Park (NC Dinos), Choi Jung (SK Wyverns), Kyung-Min Hur (Doosan Bears), Jae-Gyun Hwang (KT Wizards), Ha-Sung Kim (Kiwoom Heroes)


Keon-Woo Park (Doosan Bears), Byung-Heon Min (Lotte Giants), Jae-Hwan Kim (Doosan Bears), Jung-Hoo Lee (Kiwoom Heroes), Hyun-So Kim (LG Twins), Baek-Ho Kang (KT Wizards)

As expected the first place Doosan Bears have the most players on the roster with six. The third place Kiwoom Heroes have five players and the second place Sk Wyverns and the fifth place NC Dinos have four each. The next to last place Hanwha Eagles have no players on the roster while the last place Lotte Giants have one.

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