Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers Prediction, 5/3/2022 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Incheon SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea
Incheon SSG Landers Field is the site where Ji Hoon Choi and the SSG Landers (19-6, 1st in KBO) will take on the Hanwha Eagles (10-16, 9th in KBO) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
The Eagles have earned 31 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 12 balls out of the park. Hanwha has a slugging percentage of .307 and have struck out 239 times, while being walked on 98 occasions. As a team, the Hanwha Eagles are putting up 3.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 9th in the league. They have amassed 77 RBI's and 191 base knocks this year, and their batting average is .224. They have 87 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .308.
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Mike Tauchman is a batter who can be a difference maker for Hanwha. Tauchman has recorded a batting average of .299 in his time in baseball, in addition to 654 runs scored and an OPS of .818. He has struck out 724 times and has gotten a free base on 473 at-bats, contributing to a .379 OBP. In his pro baseball career, Tauchman has hit 71 balls out of the park while knocking in 522 runs. His slugging percentage is .439 and he has accumulated 1,665 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 4,376 times and has reached base with a base hit 1,132 times.
The Eagles have swiped 17 bases and have been caught 9 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 34.6%. The Hanwha Eagles are sitting with 675 putouts this year, as well as 250 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .966 which has them sitting 10th in the league and they have turned 15 double plays.
They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.39. Eagles pitchers have conceded 18 long balls and also 114 total runs (3rd in KBO). Hanwha has conceded 214 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) and also 97 earned runs. The Eagles are sitting with a team ERA of 3.88 for the season (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 174 hitters.
The SSG Landers have compiled a team on-base percentage of .319 and a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 194 instances (4th in baseball) and have recorded 205 base hits. SSG has compiled 14 home runs so far this season as well as 109 runs batted in. The Landers have a team SLG% of .347 and they are recording 4.35 runs per contest (1st in KBO). They hit 44 doubles, while taking a walk 89 times as well as putting up 113 runs.
Ji Hoon Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for SSG. During the 1,004 at-bats in his pro career, Choi has hit .265 in addition to having 266 hits. He has hit the long ball 7 times, with 352 total bases and also a .351 slugging percentage. Choi has drawn a walk 96 times while being called out on strikes on 166 attempts. He has amassed 155 runs in addition to having 79 runs batted in. His on-base percentage is .336 and he has earned a career OPS of .687.
The SSG Landers have twisted 21 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (1st in KBO). The Landers have recorded 262 assists, 15 errors and have accumulated 711 putouts so far this season. Out of their 32 attempts at getting a steal, they have had success 28 times and been caught 4 times (12.5% caught stealing rate).
The Landers hold a team WHIP of 1.122 in addition to having a FIP of 2.92 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.12 (180 strikeouts vs 85 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits surrendered with 181. They have given up 13 long balls and they allow 2.92 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The SSG pitching staff have given up 77 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 2.85 (75 earned runs allowed).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hanwha
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