Brian Healy reviews current Hard Hit percentage leaders for KBO DFS!
As the MLB owners and players union continue to be miles apart on negotiations, we are left staying up late/waking up early to play KBO DFS. We are through just over seven weeks, and the play/coverage has been great. While we don’t see as many strikeouts or home runs, it has been a fantastic product to enjoy while we wait for MLB return.
The biggest challenge to prepare for KBO baseball thus far is getting your hands on the relevant data you are used to when playing MLB. When analyzing batters, I like to have a good understanding of their splits vs. given pitcher (Righty/Lefty) and their recent form in terms of hard hits. Let’s dig into some of the league leaders as far as hard hits go.
Hard Hits vs. RHP:
- Baek ho Kang: No surprise, topping the list is the hard-hitting lefty from KTW. He is an extremely volatile player with immense power. He is certainly a guy you would want to include in your stacks or play as a one-off with his massive 40% hard-hit rate vs. RHP.
- KBO household names, Mel Rojas Jr. and Roberto Ramos come in just behind Kang at 35% for the season. Ramos’ short term form over last three weeks has been a whopping 45%.
- Lastly is Dong won Park, who is set to return to the lineup on Friday. Park, the first RHH featured in this segment, is a very similar boom/bust player as Kang. When not smashing balls off righties, he does have one of the highest whiff percentages in the KBO this season. Get ahead of the pack and start rostering Park, as I expect his HR count to climb quickly in the weeks ahead.
Hard Hits vs. LHP:
- Given the KBO doesn’t have many LHP, the sample size on these hitters is significantly smaller so it is something I’ll continue to monitor.
- Mel Rojas Jr.: The switch hitting monster from the Wiz leads the league against LHP with a massive 42% HH. Rojas is a target for me nightly, regardless of the matchup he faces on the mound.
- Kun Woo Park of the Doonson Bears: The often underpriced Park isn’t necessarily a home run hitter, rather a leadoff hitter who consistently squares pitches up and drives them. Just what you’re looking for out of your leadoff man.
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