Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Drew Rucinski NCD M. Kim (R) $9,300
Hopefully, I don’t jinx all of us who deploy Rucinski on Saturday but it doesn’t get much easier than this. Rucinski is a -210 favorite in a game featuring a slate low 8.5 O/U. He pitched to a 3.05 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in his debut season of 2019 and has gotten off to a 2-0 start this year notching two QS and a 7.3 K/9. Hanwha also happens to be 6-9 and in eighth place out of 10 teams. Our cash game builds should have Rucinski anchoring them down.
SP Eric Jokisch KIW I. Lee (R) $8,900
If you’re not using Rucinski on this slate, it’s not the worst pivot to go down to Jokisch. I mean hey, who’s to say we can’t just use both of them? Jokisch has been lights out so far in 2020 allowing one measly run across three starts (17 IP) and has an elite 14:2 K:BB ratio to boot. After getting off to a hot start, Lotte has cooled down winning just three of their last 10. Kiwoom are -182 favorites and Jokisch can be deployed in any and all formats on Saturday.
SP Aaron Brooks KIA T. Kim (L) $7,800
I’m seemingly building the all-foreigner pitching staff for Saturday, but can you blame me? Brooks matches up with SK Wyverns who are a league-worst 2-13. Brooks has had some awful luck despite looking really good early on this season. He has a solid 3.00 ERA, but a .404 BABIP against him and a sparkling 1.61 FIP. Not to mention his 8.5 K/9 output, Brooks is really pitching as well as anyone if he’d just have a little more luck on his side. We’re getting someone pitching that well in a match-up like this? As close to a lock and load as it gets.
SP Raul Alcantara DOO D. Kim (R) $7,600
This game features a massive 10.5 O/U, but it’s mostly because Vegas thinks Doosan is going to blow Samsung out of the water. Alcantara and the Bears are -194 favorites as Samsung features the second-worst record in the KBO. Alcantara is coming off a helluva start wielding just one run over seven innings while striking out nine and walking none. We’re getting that type of production at a sub 8K price tag? Sign me up.
         
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD M. Kim (R) $5,100
After getting a breather on Friday, expect Yang to be back in the Dinos lineup on Saturday. He was the league’s best hitter last year and is hitting a cool .304 this year with a .900 OPS. Min Kim has never had much success in the KBO so this start he’s gotten off to is interesting. Kim has a control problem and we could see Yang reach base four or five times in this one.
C Dong Won Park KIW Bullpen Game $4,300
I play Park each and every night he’s in the lineup and why would I stop now? He went yard for the fourth time this season on Friday and has three homers in his last five games and three multi-hit contests over his last four. His average has skyrocketed to .340 while his OPS has surpassed 1.000. It’s a bullpen day for LOT and trusting KBO bullpens is like trusting your rescue puppy not to poop in the house when you first bring him/her home.
1B/2B Keon Chang Seo KIW Bullpen Game $3,600
Seo has been a fantastic fantasy producer notching 10+ FP in four straight and in 7-of-8. He’s still underpriced at 3.6K and has multi-position eligibility to throw the cherry on top. We’ve seen Seo already swipe two bags in one game so he has that in his back pocket as well.
1B Roberto Ramos LG M. Kim (R) $3,400
Ramos has a fantastic match-up against the split and he’s crushed right-handed pitching this far hitting .345 with three bombs already. He has six homers, which is tied for the lead league. Min Kim gave up 16 bombs last year and has given up at least one in both starts this year. Ramos is poised to blast number seven Saturday.
1B/2B Jose Fernandez DOO D. Kim (R) $6,400
If Fernandez can put up 30-point DK performances, the 6.4K price tag is worth it. Can anybody put it past him for it to happen? The guy is coming off a three-hit six-RBI performance on Friday and that helped him raise his slash to .476/.514/.730. This is likely a Samsung bullpen day and the total has risen all the way up to 11.5. Doosan is going to put up a LOT of runs here.
2B Kyoung Soo Park KTW W. Cha (L) $3,500
Park has a modest four-game hitting streak going but three of been multi-hit outings and he’s driven in six runs over that time. He has a .972 OPS this year and that shouldn’t come as a surprise considering he’s been an extra-base hit machine over the last five seasons.
3B Suk Min Park LG M. Kim (R) $4,300
Park is flashing a ton of power this year belting four bombs and posting a 1.015 OPS through 15 games. Park hits fourth on the league’s best team and is in a prime run-producing spot on a nightly basis. He has hit 14+ HR, 14+ 2B, 50+ RBI in every season since 2008. Deploy him with confidence.
3B/SS Chan Ho Park KIA T. Kim (L) $4,500
Park extended his hitting streak to seven games on Friday and also chipped in with a stolen base, he’s second in the last four games. Park doesn’t have a ton of power, but he lives in the gaps and can swipe a bag, notching three thus far. During his hitting streak he’s put up 7+ DK points in each game, which is perfect for his price tag.
SS Jae Ho Kim DOO D. Kim (R) $2,800
Talk about a bargain, Kim is slashing .400/.468/.473 and doing it all at the dish. He’s riding a 14-game hitting streak and seven of those have been two-plus hits. He has a little pop and a little speed he can contribute in spots and this is one of them.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SS Woo Jun Sim KTW W. Cha (L) $2,800
Talk about fast. Sim has already stolen six bases this year and three have come in the last three games. It doesn’t hurt to have a .313 AVG and .360 OBP when you’re a speed guy.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW W. Cha (L) $6,000
The switch-hitting Rojas is on a tear to start the 2020 season hitting .452 thus far, but he’s done an even better number against southpaws posting a .571 clip. Rojas has two or more hits in eight-of-10 games and is hitting everything thrown his way. Elite spend up.
OF Hyun Soo Kim LG M. Kim (R) $5,200
We haven’t seen the power yet, but we know it’s there for Kim. He’s such a good hitter overall, which he’s shown with his .355 average and .942 OPS. He has nine extra-base hits, 13 R and 10 RBI thus far. He has the split advantage and is up against a guy with a career 5.18 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.
OF Chun Woong Lee LG M. Kim (R) $3,400
The LG leadoff man just hits, man. He’s been over .300 the last two seasons and is sitting at .310 once again this year. He not only hits, but he simply gets on base a ton, sitting at a .375 OBP. That OBP allows him to run as he has four stolen bases already this season, a year after swiping 21 bags. He fits an LG stack so well.
OF Kun Woo Park DOO D. Kim (R) $4,100
It has not been a good start for Park and that’s undeniable, but this is a spot and match-up that can get him going. When your team is a -220 favorite in an 11.5 O/U, you must take note. Park last hit below .300 in 2014 (47 game sample) and the last time his OPS was below .845 was that same season. He has stolen base upside to boot. This is a breakout in the making.
OF Sung Bum Na NCD M. Kim (R) $4,800
Na has been extremely unlucky this year, yet has four bombs and a .795 OPS. The 27% K-rate is concerning, but Na is too good and has too much pop to continue to struggle at the dish. Expect big things in this match-up.

Stacks

 

Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher D. Kim (R)
Stack Jose Fernandez Kun Woo Park Jae Ho Kim Jae Hwan Kim Jae Won Oh
It's hard to ignore an 11.5 game total especially when it started a run lower than that. It's also hard to ignore the -270 favorites Doosan is. Everything is pointing to a big night considering Samsung is going with the bullpen game approach. Good luck trying to beat last years champions with your bullpen.
2 NCD Dinos   Opp. Pitcher M. Kim (R)
Stack Eui Ji Yang Suk Min Park Sung Bum Na Jin Hyuk No Jin Sung Kang
I get that the Dinos are running into a pitcher that's hot right now, but his two year sample size before this suggests that's not going to last much longer. Opponents have a 0.075 BABIP against him and his FIP is three runs higher than his ERA. Talk about pure LUCK. The Dinos are the best team in the league and are -245 favorites here.
3 LG Twins   Opp. Pitcher M. Kim (R)
Mini-Stack Roberto Ramos Hyun Soo Kim Chun Woong Lee    
KT Wiz starter Min Kim has a career 5.18 ERA & 1.63 WHIP. He allowed 16 bombs last year and has already served up two in two starts this season. LG has some big boppers at the top of their lineup and I LOVE stacking their 1-3 hitters tonight, even 1-4 if you want to do a full-team stack. They have the split advantage stacking lefties at the top of their lineup going up against the right-handed hurler Kim.