Samsung Lions
Kiwoom Heroes
Sat, Apr 3 - 1:00a ET   |   SBS Sports   |   Gocheok Sky Dome
By Landon Smith

Samsung Lions vs Kiwoom Heroes KBO Baseball League Match Preview 4/3/2021

Samsung Lions Will Try to Get a Win When Meet Kiwoom Heroes from Gocheok Sky Dome - KBO Korean Baseball League Match Preview and Prediction Game on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

David Buchanan Samsung Lions

Eric Jokisch Kiwoom Heroes

As a team last year, the Samsung Lions had 4.9 points per game, which placed them in eighth place in the league. They had a total of 699 points scored while having a base team percentage of 0.338. The Lions hit 211 two packers as a team and hit 129 baseballs out of the ballpark. They scored 658 points and 1,317 hits last year, while their plateau average was .268. Samsung had a slap rate of .394 and was called on strike 990 times, while walking around 486 times.

Lions pitchers delivered 151 home runs and 745 points overall (fourth in the league). 542 rival players walked and their FIP reached 5.27 as a team in the previous season. They got a strike rate of 1.72 and the launch staff had a collective WHIP of 1.47. The Lions had a 4.78 ERA as a tag team the previous year (seventh on KBO), and their staff struck out 931 batters.

Buchanan had a FIP of 3.66. David Buchanan allowed 172 base hits in 174.2 innings pitched last season. He allowed 67 earned runs last year and had a strikeout rate of 2.4. He conceded 8.9 H / 9 (hits per 9 innings) and his WHIP was 1,271. His ERA was 3.45 and he knocked out 121 batters. Buchanan has taken the ball for 1,590 innings and has 987 Ks in his professional baseball career. His ERA is 4.05 (716 points earned allowed) and his career WHIP is 1,359. He allowed 1,673 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 488 free assists. Buchanan (96-97 run) posted a PIF of 4.47 when he faced 6,798 baseball batters.

They achieved 254 doubles, walked 608 times, and scored 759 points. The Heroes had a 0.408% SLG team and scored 5.27 points per outing (fifth in baseball). Kiwoom posted 127 HRs over the past year to go with 713 points. They have been called on strikes 1,030 times (third in baseball) and have a total of 1,332 base hits. The Kiwoom Heroes had a 0.355 base percentage in addition to a 0.269 batting average the previous season.

Kiwoom's pitching staff gave up 692 points last year and came in with a 4.39 team ERA (624 earned runs conceded). They gave up 126 home runs and produced 4.86 points per 9 innings (second on KBO). The Heroes had a WHIP team of 1,392 in addition to having a 4.86 FIP as a pitching staff last year. His strikeout / step ratio is 2.13 (950 strikeouts versus 446 steps). They ranked eighth in the league as a staff in total hits forfeited with 1,336.

Jokisch had a 4.6 strike / walk ratio with 115 total strikeouts. His WHIP was at 1.06 and he maintained a FIP of 2.99 for the past year. He hit the slope for 159.2 innings last year and allowed 8.1 H / 9. Jokisch allowed 144 basics and gave up 38 earned runs (2.14 ERA). Jokisch (career best 89-77) is averaging 3.45 earned runs while conceding 8.8 hits in nine innings. He has a K / BB ratio of 2.76 and has faced 6,029 hitters so far in his career. He conceded a total of 550 ER with a WHIP of 1,264 and a FIP of 4.1. During his professional career, Jokisch allowed 1,412 hits and 1,117 Ks in 1,436 innings.


WINNER: Samsung Lions @ +120

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By Landon Smith, on 1:00a ET