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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Baseball league to allow agents starting in 2018

Following a meeting of its board of directors, the KBO said only those who have passed a qualification test set by the Korea Professional Baseball Players Association will be allowed to represent KBO players. Each agent or agency may only work with a maximum 15 players, and with no more than three players from the same club.

That’s an interesting restriction. I wonder how it’ll play out?


Friday, June 09, 2017

Foreign-born managers break through baseball team hierarchy in KBO

Whenever a slugger of the opposing team stands at home plate, SK Wyverns manager Trey Hillman asks his players to shift their standard positions and move to certain areas on the field to help them more easily catch a ball hit by the player.

The defensive realignment — called the “Hillman shift” among baseball analysts here — is based on odds drawn from accumulated data about the direction and distance a ball travels from the slugger’s bat.

The Hillman shifts have been executed 132 times as of May 18 since the March 31 opening games and about 67 percent of them were successful. Wyverns players have been able to outplay the sluggers of the opposing teams, thanks to the realignments.

Infield and outfield shifts are in vogue after Hillman joined the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) League early this year.

Data-based baseball strategy is one of the new baseball trends brought by foreign-born managers and coaches, including Hillman, and it has a real impact on the league.

Foreign-born coaching staffers are also agents of change in breaking through hierarchical manager-player relationships in the KBO League.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 09, 2017 at 12:58 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: kbo, korean league, shifts, trey hillman

 

 

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