KT Wiz

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KT Wiz
KT 위즈
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Information
LeagueKBO League (2015–present)
LocationSuwon, South Korea
BallparkSuwon Baseball Stadium (2015–present)
Year establishedJanuary 2013; 8 years ago (2013-01)
ColorsBlack, red and white
     
OwnershipKT
ManagerLee Kang-chul
Websitewww.ktwiz.co.kr

KT Wiz (Korean: KT 위즈) is a South Korean professional baseball team founded in 2013. Their home stadium is Suwon Baseball Stadium in Suwon.

History[edit]

On January 11, 2013, the Korea Baseball Organization governing body officially approved of KT Baseball Club's admission to KBO League, beginning in the 2015 season. The Suwon KT Wiz played the 2013 season as part of the KBO Future League's Freedom Division.[1] The team played the 2014 season as part of the Futures League's Blue League division.[2] In 2015, the team was elevated to the KBO League.

As a new team KBO League in 2015 and 2016, the Wiz were allowed four foreign players on their roster each season (as opposed to the usual three).[3] Foreign players signed by the Wiz for the 2015 season were pitchers Phil Irwin, Andrew Sisco, and Chris Oxspring; and hitter Andy Marte (Sisco and Irwin were both released mid-season; replaced by Dan Black and Justin Germano, respectively). Foreign players signed by the Wiz for the 2016 season were pitchers Travis Banwart, Sugar Ray Marimón, and Yohan Pino; and the holdover, hitter Andy Marte (Marimón and Pino were released mid-season, replaced by Josh Lowey and Ryan Feierabend).

Beginning in the 2017 season, the Wiz's allowed allotment of foreign players reverted to three to match the rest of the league.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Year Rank Regular Season Postseason Awards
Standings Games Wins Losses Draws Win% BA HR ERA
2015 10/10 10/10 144 52 91 1 .364 .273 129 5.56 Did not qualify
2016 10/10 10/10 144 53 89 2 .373 .276 116 5.92 Did not qualify
2017 10/10 10/10 144 50 94 0 .347 .275 119 5.75 Did not qualify
2018 9/10 9/10 144 59 82 3 .418 .275 206 5.34 Did not qualify Kang Baek-ho (ROTY)
2019 6/10 6/10 144 71 71 2 .500 .277 103 4.31 Did not qualify
2020 3/10 2/10 144 81 62 1 .566 Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (1–3) Mel Rojas Jr. (MVP)
So Hyung-jun (ROTY)
Overall record Games Wins Losses Draws Win%
Regular Season 864 366 489 9 .429
Postseason 4 1 3 0 .250
Total 868 367 492 9 .428

Current squad[edit]

The current roster includes former MLB pitchers Odrisamer Despaigne and William Cuevas, as well as outfielder Mel Rojas Jr.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
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