Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
SP Eric Jokisch KIW S. Choi (L) $9,500 20.48
This is going to be his toughest test this year as Jokisch squares off with the leagues best team for the first time this season. He’s won three of his last four starts and has put up only one DK outing of 13 FP over his last 10 games just once. He’s pitching at home, which is ideal, considering he has a 1.10 ERA, .73 WHIP and .178 BAA and averaged 24.8 DKP/game. He’s a -220 favorite in Vegas as well, which is great news considering the match-up. I think it’s OK in cash because of how potent NCD can be, so I prefer him in GPP’s.
SP Raul Alcantara DOO R. Pinto (R) $9,200 19.67
There are few pitchers in the KBO in a groove quite like Alcantara is right now as he’s given up an earned run or fewer in 3-of-4 starts and has given up three or less in six consecutive. He’s failed to throw less than seven innings in only one of those six starts while striking out 5+ in 5-of-6 as well. He pitches at home in this contest and he’s fared extremely well in Doosan pitching to a 2.43 ERA compared to a 3.68 mark on the road. DOO are -250 favorites and the 9 O/U is tied for the lowest mark on the slate. It’s a great match-up against SK and Alcantara is where I'd lean as my top spend up for cash games
SP Adrian Sampson LOT T. Wilson (R) $7,700 8.38
This is going to be a battle of the arms because each team’s bats have NOT been filling it up this July. Both offenses are in the bottom four in runs per game and LG has gone 2-8 in July thus far, the worst record in the league this month. Sampson has run into some bad luck this year notching a .366 BABIP and seeing his FIP a full run lower than his ERA. The lack of strikeouts leave something to be desired, but he’s pitched well his last two outings allowing three earned runs or fewer in each. Despite LG being the favorite, Sampson and Lotte are home and he could be sneaky here.
SP Jung Hyuk Baek SAM D. Gagnon (R) #N/A #N/A
Baek is what they call a boom-or-bust play. He has 20+ DK point upside and can also crush your lineup. The good thing is he’s only 6.7K, so we’re not breaking the bank to get him. He has solid strikeout numbers at 7.1 K/9, but nothing to write home about. He’s also had moderate success against KIA this year already facing them twice, pitching to a 4.09 ERA and averaging 14.5 DKP/game. He’s more of a GPP play on this slate.
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
C Dong Won Park KIW S. Choi (L) $5,100 7.47
Park went through a rough patch for a bit, but is now riding a little four-game hitting streak with hits in 6-of-7. Although Park hasn’t had a lot of success in the batting average department vs. LHP, he’s belted 5 HR in just 32 AB’s. RHH have four against Sung Young Choi this year. Advantage Park.
C Sung Woo Jang KTW B. Kim (L) $3,200 5.91
He’s cheap for a guy feeling himself at the plate. Over his last 10 games he’s slashing .370/.438/.630 and has been really good as a run producer driving in five over his last two games while driving in nine over his last 10. Jang is one of the better catcher values on the board.
1B Roberto Ramos LG J. Lee (R) $4,800 9.49
Ramos might not be on the pace he was on earlier this season but he has hit three bombs over his last 10 games and has come back below a 5K price tag. He’s done most of his damage against RHP as 12-of-16 HR have come against them and he’s also hit .317 against them. Adrian Sampson is batting .353 against LHH to boot.
1B ByungHo Park KIW S. Choi (L) $4,500 8.95
If you’re going with a Kiwoom stack, Park fits into your builds despite how expensive he is and how one dimensional he is at that. He hits homers. He has 16 on the year and that’s really all he’s done. He has hit .294 over his last 10 games and has at least one hit in 7-of-8 for what it’s worth.
1B Jae Il Oh DOO R. Pinto (R) $4,900 9
This guy just hits. Not only does he rake, but his opponent, Ricardo Pinto, has allowed left-handed hitters to bat .314 this season. He’s *only* hitting .313 vs. RHP this year, but he flashed the most power against them belting 4-of-6 bombs
1B/OF Ja Wook Koo SAM D. Gagnon (R) $4,500 10.19
Gagnon doesn’t give up any power (1 HR in 61.2 IP) but lefties have been able to get to him batting .327 on the year. Koo is giving righties an issue batting .343 against them and has 13 XBH against them to boot. We know it’s easier to run against RHP too and Koo has seven stolen bases.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
1B/2B Joo Hwan Choi DOO R. Pinto (R) $4,200 8.53
Choi is riding a 10-game hitting streak as he’s batting .378 over that span. We get the split advantage, one we like considering Pinto has allowed LHH to bat .314. Choi is playing everyday due to an injury and he keeps on producing.
2B Kyung Soo Park KTW B. Kim (L) $3,200 6.96
We love the righties a lot more than the lefties against Kim as he’s given up five bombs against them. Park is having a ton of success against LHP batting .342 with three bombs and 11 RBI in just 38 at-bats. He’s also hit three bombs over his last 10 games giving him eight for the year. Love this split advantage for Park.
3B Jae Gyun Hwang KTW B. Kim (L) $5,900 9.08
It’s expensive, but man Hwang is on fire at the dish. He’s hitting .383 over his last 10 games with seven multi-hit games during that span. Hwang has power upside and also can steal a bag or two. He’s hitting .354 vs. LHP this season.
3B Kyoung Min Hur DOO R. Pinto (R) $4,600 9
Talk about a dude hitting everything thrown at him. He’s 20-for-42 over his last 10 games with a hit in all 10. He doesn’t have a ton of power, he just hits and hits and hits some more. 3B is a dreadful position and he’s not free like he has been all season, but we’re paying what he’s worth. He can steal a bag or two as he’s up to five on the year.
SS Ha Seong Kim KIW S. Choi (L) $5,600 10.74
I mean, guys, get it while the stove is BURNING. He’s homered four times over his last four games and has a .316/.391/.684 slash over his last 10 games overall. NC starter Sung Young Choi has allowed 4 HR to RHH and 7 overall in only 29.2 IP. Kim might be one of the best overall spends on the slate.
SS Ji Hwan Oh LG A.Sampson (R) $3,500 7.54
This position sucks on this slate, especially at mid and lower tiers. Oh has a little power with 19 XBH but thrives in the speed department notching 10 SB already this year. He’s a spend down and Adrian Sampson stinks vs. LHH.
OF Ah Seop Son LOT T. Wilson (R) $3,700 9.12
We have to like the salary here. We also have to like the production for the salary. He’s hitting .350 over his last 10 games, .352 on the year, has a .903 OPS this season. Tyler Wilson has allowed LHH to bat .323 and Son’s overwhelmed righties with a .381 AVG.
OF Chang Jin Lee KIA J. Baek (L) $3,300 10.4
His first full season as a starter for KIA went well, but there was potential for so much more. He has 32 XBH and 8 SB, but got caught stealing a whopping eight times as well. He’s great at reaching base posting a .367 OBP last season. He’s only played six games so far but has a six-game hitting streak.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW B. Kim (L) $6,100 12.29
I mean, like, yeah, playing Rojas is profitable. He’s the leader in ? of the triple-crown and is one RBI behind Aaron Altherr in RBI. Rojas has raked against left-handed pitchers this season batting .452 with eight bombs in just 62 at-bats. He’s riding an eight-game hitting streak and nine is incoming after this contest.
OF Jin Haeng Choi HAN M. Kim (R) $3,200 8.43
Choi has hits in six-of-seven games and is hitting .300 over his last 10 games overall. During those 10 games he’s hit three bombs, giving him six this season overall. His match-up against Min Soo Kim is ideal considering righties are batting .376 against him this season. 3.5K is quite the price tag as well.
OF Yong Kyu Lee HAN M. Kim (R) $3,500 6.73
We’re not going to get any power from Lee as he has just four extra-base hits in 53 games, but what he provides for us is SPEED. Lots of speed. He has five stolen bases over his last 10 games and has 11 overall this season. Lee has 30 SB upside, something he’s accomplished five times during his long career. If he keeps running, we keep using him.
Team Stacks
1 KIW Heroes   Opp. Pitcher Sung Young Choi
Stack Ha Seong Kim Dong Won Park ByungHo Park Jung Hoo Lee Ji Young Lee
There is currently only one game with an O/U of 10 or higher and this one checks in at 9.5, which is the second highest mark on the slate. KIW is a big -205 favorite in this one with one of the league's best pitchers on the hill. NC starter Sung Yung Choi has given up seven homers in just 29.2 IP thus far. Kiwoom is one of the more powerful teams in the league.
2 KTW Wiz   Opp. Pitcher Min Soo Kim
Stack Mel Rojas Jr. Jae Gyun Hwang Sung Woo Jang Kyung Soo Park Jeong Dae Bae
The Wiz are really elite on this slate. We're talking like five or six players deep. I mentioned in Kiwoom's write-up that there was a game with an O/U over 10, well here it is, checking in at 10.5. Hanwha starter Bum Soo Kim has allowed RHH to hit 5 HR already this season. His FIP also happens to be two runs higher than his ERA, so he's been quite lucky. The Wiz are going to go nuts here.