The Best Korean Baseball Players Of 2022

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Vote up the best Korean baseball players in the MLB.

Who are the best Korean baseball players in 2022?  From rookies to veterans, the best MLB players today consistently prove their talent on the field. From skilled pitchers to top short stops to highlight reel outfielders these great Korean Major League Baseball players in 2022 are making names for themselves by being better than the rest. There's sure to be plenty of debate around 2022's best Korean baseball players. Who is the most famous Korean baseball player right now? Which Korean baseball player do you love?

When it comes to the best current Korean players in the MLB in 2022, pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu deserves to be at the top. A number of other challengers for the title—such as Korean MLB stars Ji-man Choi, Ha-seong Kim, and Hoy-jun Park. Many of these Korean MLB players will showcase at the next World Baseball Classic next year.

Vote up the best current Korean baseball players 2022. Or re-rank this list of baseball players from South Korea in the order you think it deserves!


  • Ha-seong Kim
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    Ha-seong Kim (born October 17, 1995) is a South Korean professional baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Kim was drafted 29th overall by the Nexen Heroes in the 2014 Korea Baseball Organization Draft. He made his KBO debut with the Heroes in May 2014 and won the Golden Glove Award in 2018 and 2019. In December 2020, Kim signed with the San Diego Padres.
    • Position: Shortstop
    • Birthplace: Bucheon, Gyeonggi
    • Teams: San Diego Padres
  • Hyun-jin Ryu
    Photo: Toronto Blue Jays / Instagram
    Hyun-jin Ryu (born March 25, 1987) is a South Korean professional baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Los Angeles Dodgers and in the KBO League for the Hanwha Eagles. In 2013, after spending seven seasons with the Eagles, he became the first player from the KBO to join an MLB team via the posting system. Ryu is the first Korean pitcher to start in a World Series game. In 2019, Ryu earned a selection to his first career Major League Baseball All-Star Game. During that season, he led the Majors in earned run average (ERA) and achieved an ERA of 1.26 through his first 14 starts, the lowest by a Dodgers pitcher since the ...more
    • Position: Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
    • Teams: Toronto Blue Jays
  • Ji-Man Choi
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    Ji-man Choi (born May 19, 1991) is a South Korean professional baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Choi is capable of playing at the designated hitter, first baseman, and outfielder positions. He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels in 2016, New York Yankees in 2017, and Milwaukee Brewers in 2018. Choi was also a member of Korea's U12 and U18 national baseball teams.
    • Position: First baseman, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
    • Teams: Tampa Bay Rays
  • Robert Refsnyder
    Photo: Minda Haas Kuhlmann / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Robert Daniel Refsnyder (March 26, 1991) is a Korean American professional baseball second baseman and right fielder for the Boston Red Sox organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins.
    • Position: Outfielder, Second baseman
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
    • Teams: Boston Red Sox