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The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time 

Ranker Baseball
Updated October 13, 2018 1.8k votes 399 voters 10.3k views 22 items

Since 1994, over 20 South Korean baseball players have played in Major League Baseball. Featuring some of the best MLB players currently playing today and the greatest baseball players of all time, this list of MLB players from South Korea includes World Series champions, Hall-of-Famers, and baseball legends. Who is the best MLB player from South Korea?

When ranking the best Korean MLB players, Chan Ho Park, Shin-soo Choo, and Hyun-jin Ryu are definitely in the top 10. Other good MLB players who were born in South Korea include Byung-hyun Kim, Hee-seop Choi, Jung Ho Kang, and Dae-ho Lee.

Vote up the best MLB players from South Korea. Feel free to add any famous Korean baseball players who have played in the Major Leagues who are missing from the list.

list ordered by
1
Hyun-jin Ryu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Hyun-jin Ryu Pitcher
2
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
3
Chan Ho Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher
4
Byung-hyun Kim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Pitcher
5
Oh Seung-hwan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Relief Pitcher
6
Ji-man Choi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Ji-man Choi First Baseman, Outfielder
7
Kang Jung-ho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Infielder
8
Lee Dae-ho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Infielder
9
Hee-seop Choi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
First baseman
10
Kim Hyun-soo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Left fielder
11
Bong Jung-keun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
12
Chang-Yong Lim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Pitcher
13
Koo Dae-Sung is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Koo Dae-Sung Pitcher
14
Jae-Gyun Hwang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Jae-Gyun Hwang Infielder
15
Sun-woo Kim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Pitcher
16
Jae Weong Seo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Jae Weong Seo Pitcher
17
Cha Seung Baek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Pitcher
18
Lee Sang-Hoon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Lee Sang-Hoon Pitcher
19
Jae Kuk Ryu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
20
Rob Refsnyder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Rob Refsnyder Second Baseman, Right Fielder, First Baseman
21
Cho Jin-Ho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Cho Jin-Ho Pitcher
22
Tommy Phelps is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean MLB Players Of All Time
Tommy Phelps Pitcher