2017 KBO League season

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2017 KBO League
2017 KBO League season.png
LeagueKBO League
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 31 – October 30
Number of games144 per team
Number of teams10
Regular Season
Season championsKia Tigers
Postseason
  Wildcard runners-upSK Wyverns
  Semi-playoffs runners-upLotte Giants
  Playoffs runners-upNC Dinos
Korean Series
ChampionsKia Tigers
  Runners-upDoosan Bears
Finals MVPYang Hyeon-jong
KBO League seasons

The 2017 KBO League season was the 36th season in the history of the KBO League.

Standings[edit]

Rank Team W L D Pct. GB Postseason
1 KIA Tigers 87 56 1 .608 -- Korean Series
2 Doosan Bears 84 57 3 .596 2.0 Playoff
3 Lotte Giants 80 62 2 .563 6.5 Semi-playoff
4 NC Dinos 79 62 3 .560 7.0 Wildcard
5 SK Wyverns 75 68 1 .524 12.0
6 LG Twins 69 72 3 .489 17.0 Did not qualify
7 Nexen Heroes 69 73 2 .486 17.5
8 Hanwha Eagles 61 81 2 .430 25.5
9 Samsung Lions 55 84 5 .396 30.0
10 KT Wiz 50 94 0 .347 37.5

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League Leaders[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

Each team can sign up to three foreign players. Due to the high proportion of pitchers signed in previous years, beginning in 2014 the league has mandated that at least one of the foreign players must be a position player.

Team Player Position In KBO since Salary Notes
Samsung Lions Anthony Ranaudo Pitcher 2017 $1,050,000
Zach Petrick Pitcher 2017 $450,000
Darin Ruf Infielder 2017 $1,100,000
NC Dinos Jeff Manship Pitcher 2017 $1,600,000
Eric Hacker Pitcher 2014 $600,000
Xavier Scruggs Infielder 2017 $700,000
Doosan Bears Dustin Nippert Pitcher 2011 $2,100,000 KBO All-Star
Michael Bowden Pitcher 2016 $1,100,000
Nick Evans Infielder 2016 $680,000 KBO All-Star
Nexen Heroes Sean O'Sullivan Pitcher 2017 $1,100,000 Released
Andy Van Hekken Pitcher 2016 $900,000
Danny Dorn Outfielder 2016 $650,000 Released
Jake Brigham Pitcher 2017 $500,000 Signed to replace Sean O'Sullivan
Michael Choice Outfielder 2017 $200,000 Signed to replace Danny Dorn
SK Wyverns Merrill Kelly Pitcher 2015 $850,000 KBO All-Star
Scott Diamond Pitcher 2017 $600,000
Danny Worth Infielder 2017 $700,000 Released
Jamie Romak Infielder 2017 $500,000 Signed to replace Danny Worth
Hanwha Eagles Alexi Ogando Pitcher 2017 $1,300,000
Carlos Villanueva Pitcher 2017 $1,000,000
Wilin Rosario Infielder 2016 $1,500,000 KBO All-Star
Kia Tigers Héctor Noesí Pitcher 2016 $1,700,000
Pat Dean Pitcher 2017 $700,000
Roger Bernadina Outfielder 2017 $750,000 KBO All-Star
Lotte Giants Nick Additon Pitcher 2017 $350,000
Brooks Raley Pitcher 2015 $850,000 KBO All-Star
Parker Markel Pitcher 2017 $500,000
Andy Burns Infielder 2017 $600,000
LG Twins Henry Sosa Pitcher 2012 $500,000
Luis Jimenez Infielder 2015 $700,000 Released
David Huff Pitcher 2016 $1,000,000
James Loney Infielder 2016 $250,000 signed to replace Luis Jimenez
KT Wiz Ryan Feierabend Pitcher 2015 $350,000 KBO All-Star
Donn Roach Pitcher 2017 $650,000
Johnny Monell Infielder 2017 $450,000 Released

Postseason[edit]

  Wild Card Semi-playoff Playoff Korean Series
                                     
  1 KIA Tigers 4
  2 Doosan Bears 3     2 Doosan Bears 1
  3 Lotte Giants 2     4 NC Dinos 1
  4 NC Dinos 2     4 NC Dinos 3
  5 SK Wyverns 0

Wildcard[edit]

NC Dinos won the series, 2–0.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 5 SK Wyverns 5 – NC Dinos 10 Masan Baseball Stadium 3:44 9,926[4]

Semi-playoff[edit]

NC Dinos won the series, 3–2.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 8 NC Dinos 9 – Lotte Giants 2 (11) Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium 4:45 26,000[5] 
2 October 9 NC Dinos 0 – Lotte Giants 1 Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium 3:17 25,169[6] 
3 October 11 Lotte Giants 6 – NC Dinos 13 Masan Baseball Stadium 4:04 11,000[7] 
4 October 13 Lotte Giants 7 – NC Dinos 1 Masan Baseball Stadium 2:47 11,000[8] 
5 October 15 NC Dinos 9 – Lotte Giants 0 Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium 3:59 25,938[9]

Playoff[edit]

Doosan Bears won the series, 3–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 17 NC Dinos 13 – Doosan Bears 5 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 3:56 24,354[10] 
2 October 18 NC Dinos 7 - Doosan Bears 17 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 4:02 23,037[11] 
3 October 20 Doosan Bears 14 – NC Dinos 3 Masan Baseball Stadium 3:55 11,000[12] 
4 October 21 Doosan Bears 14 – NC Dinos 5 Masan Baseball Stadium 3:53 11,000[13]

Korean Series[edit]

Kia Tigers won the series, 4–1.

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 25 Doosan Bears 5 – Kia Tigers 3 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field 3:35 19,600[14] 
2 October 26 Doosan Bears 0 – Kia Tigers 1 Gwangju-Kia Champions Field 3:16 19,600[15] 
3 October 28 Kia Tigers 6 – Doosan Bears 3 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 3:16 25,000[16] 
4 October 29 Kia Tigers 5 – Doosan Bears 1 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 3:33 25,000[17] 
5 October 30 KIA Tigers 7 – Doosan Bears 6 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 4:09 25,000[18]

Attendances[edit]

Team Total attendance Home average Change vs. 2016
Doosan Bears 1,094,829 15,206 –6 %
LG Twins 1,134,836 15,762 –2 %
SK Wyverns 892,541 12,396 +3.2 %
Lotte Giants 1,038,492 14,424 +21.8 %
Samsung Lions 704,857 9,790 –17.2 %
Nexen Heroes 699,380 9,714 –10.6 %
KIA Tigers 1,024,830 14,234 +32.5 %
KT Wiz 686,541 9,535 +0.6 %
Hanwha Eagles 593,251 8,240 –10.2 %
NC Dinos 531,121 7,377 –3.3 %
Total 8,400,688 11,668 +0.7 %

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