Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants Prediction, 7/14/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs Lotte Giants
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Location: Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Mike Tauchman and the Hanwha Eagles (25-57, 10th in KBO) are headed to Sajik Baseball Stadium on Thursday, July 14, 2022, where they'll meet the Lotte Giants (36-44, 6th in KBO).
As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are notching 4.0 runs per outing, which has them at 10th in baseball. They have earned 330 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .315. The Eagles have accounted for 110 two-baggers as a team and have hit 56 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 305 RBI's and 683 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .244. Hanwha owns a slugging percentage of .355 and have struck out 767 times, while drawing a walk on 279 occasions.
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Mike Tauchman is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. For his pro baseball career, Tauchman has hit 76 baseballs out of the park while driving in 541 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he came to bat 4,658 times and has notched a base knock 1,199 times. Tauchman has hit .297 for his career, with 692 scored runs and an OPS of .815. His slugging percentage sits at .437 and he has totaled 1,765 bases. He has struck out 768 times and earned a walk on 501 occasions, contributing to a .377 OBP.
The Hanwha Eagles have accounted for 2,170 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 831 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .971 which has them ranked 10th in Korean baseball and have 68 double plays. The Eagles have stolen 61 bags and have been thrown out 31 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 33.7%.
The Eagles have a team earned run average of 5.03 on the season (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 543 batters. Hanwha has given up 771 hits (9.6 per 9 innings) as well as 404 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.66 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.52. Eagles pitchers have given up 65 long balls and also 453 runs in total (1st in the league).
The Giants have a team slugging % of .377 and they tally 4.14 runs per outing (8th in baseball). They have 130 two-baggers, while walking 227 times and notching 344 runs. Lotte has compiled 63 home runs this year as well as 324 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 569 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned a total of 737 base hits. The Lotte Giants have earned an OBP of .317 and a team batting average of .259 on the year.
Dong Hui Han is a hitter who should impact this game for Lotte. Han has drawn a free base 165 times while being called out on strikes on 338 tries. His OBP is .341 and he has a lifetime OPS of .762. During the 1,535 at-bats in his professional career, Han has earned a batting average of .265 and has racked up 407 base knocks. He has amassed 181 runs and also has 211 RBIs. He has gone yard 51 times, with 646 total bases and also a .421 slugging percentage.
The Lotte Giants have twisted 78 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .977 (6th in Korean baseball). The Giants have recorded 841 assists, 72 errors and have accounted for 2,225 putouts so far this year. Out of their 80 tries at stealing a base, they have had success 57 times and been caught 23 times (28.8% caught stealing percentage).
The Giants hold a team WHIP of 1.418 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.60 as a team over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 3rd in KBO as a staff in total hits conceded with 757. The Lotte pitching staff have yielded 379 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.09 (337 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.39 (702 strikeouts against 294 free passes). They have surrendered 42 dingers and they relinquish 4.60 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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