2018 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 2018 Korea Baseball Organization season was the 37th for the KBO.


Jae-hwan Kim of the Doosan Bears was named KBO MVP after hitting .334/.405/.657 and leading the league in homers (44), RBI (133) and total bases (346). The KBO Rookie of the Year was Baek-ho Kang of the kt Wiz, who hit .290/.356/.524 with 29 home runs and 108 runs.

The following players won Gold Gloves, which in the KBO go to the best overall player at each position are not a defensive (only) award.


(Manager in parantheses)

  1. Doosan Bears, 93-51 (Tae-hyeong Kim)
  2. SK Wyverns, 78-65-1 (Trey Hillman)
  3. Hanwha Eagles, 77-67 (Yong-deok Han)
  4. Nexen Heroes, 69-72-3 (Jung-seok Jang)
  5. KIA Tigers, 70-74 (Ki-tae Kim)
  6. Samsung Lions, 68-72-4 (Han-soo Kim)
  7. Lotte Giants, 68-74-2 (Won-woo Cho)
  8. LG Twins, 68-75-1 (Jung-il Ryu)
  9. kt Wiz, 59-82-3 (Jin-wook Kim)
  10. NC Dinos, 58-85-1 (Young-jun Yoo)

Playoffs: Nexen def. KIA in Wild Card Game, Nexen def. Hanwha 3 games to 1, SK def. Nexen, 3 games to 2

2018 Korean Series: SK def. Doosan, 4 games to 2.

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]