I’m pleased to announce that FanGraphs now has KBO player stats going back to 2002!
Currently, these stats are available on player pages and include full season stat lines. They will be updated nightly to reflect the previous day’s games.
We’ve integrated a new section into our player search specifically designated for international players. Any player you search for who has played in the KBO will show up in the International section as well as in the Major or Minor League sections if they have MLB-affiliated playing time.
You can also search for KBO players using both Roman language characters and Korean (Hangul) characters. We’ve tried our best to use the official Roman character translations for Korean players, but if you notice something that doesn’t look right, please let us know in the comments and we will make corrections as needed.
There are a few things to note about the stats we currently have on the player pages:
- wRC+ is currently league adjusted but not park adjusted. We hope to have park factors at some point in the future.
- Players who play for multiple teams in a single will not have their stat lines separated by team; their stat lines will display the most recent team they played for in that season. We are working on a solution for this, but it’s actually more complicated than expected.
Big thanks goes out to Brian Cartwright, FanGraphs alumni and President and Chief Data Scientist of FlashStats Inc., for working with us on the data!
We expect to have a number of additional features coming soon, including leaderboards and a much more robust selection of stats for this current season. We will make announcements as they become available. Thank you so much for your support of FanGraphs, which allows us to bring you new features like this. We hope these stats enhance your enjoyment of the KBO season!
David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.