What's up, KBO fans? Or just baseball fans in general. As always, a five-game slate on tap for Thursday morning. Roster lock is at 5:30 AM EST, so don't forget to check each team's lineups prior to that time to ensure your players made the cut!

 

Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Chang Moo Koo (L) NCD J. Bae $9,200
Pitching for one of the best teams in the league has its perks. Like, run support, mostly. As of this writing, the NC Dinos sit as a -200 favorite with their talented southpaw Koo on the mound Thursday. In his first outing of 2020, Koo fired six shutout inning yielding only two hits while striking out eight. He's going to popular for good reason but makes for a terrific target on this slate, especially for cash games.
SP Chris Flexen (R) DOO S. Park $8,800
Well, import pitchers come with some risk but Flexen recorded six strikeouts against one walk in his debut in the KBO last week. Keying on Flexen's 2.06 FIP compared to his 4.50 ERA in this match-up. Lotte's been tough to beat this year, but a strong outing by Flexen could be just what Doosan needs to get back on track following Wednesday's walk-off loss. View Flexen as more of a GPP play than cash though since he's only a -165 favorite.
SP Tyler Wilson (R) LG H. Park $7,200
Looking for a tournament bullet, Wilson's your guy. He sports a gaudy 14.54 ERA but went 14-7 in the KBO last year with a 2.92 ERA and 1.16 WHIP striking out 137 in 171 innings. Need a sweetener? Wilson's team enters this contest as a -200 favorite at home against a struggling SK Wyverns lineup.
SP Seung Ho Lee (L) KIW C. Choi $8,100
Guessing Kiwoom being another -200 favorite on this slate pushes up the price on Lee against Samsung. Lee worked 6.2 innings in this season's first outing allowing three hits, two earned runs, two walks, and struck out three. There's not much upside to be mined in regards to strikeouts although Samsung as a team owns a 22.2 strikeout percentage and a .198 batting average so far in 2020. Woof.
SP Drew Gagnon (R) KIA M. Jang $6,500
Our playbook's GPP upside arm number two belongs to Gagnon. He does not own the track record of Wilson, but Gagnon gets a struggling Hanwha offense with the ability to generate strikeouts. This game comes with a low run total of nine for the KBO so if Gagnon can rack up six or more strikeouts with the quality start bonus and/or a win, he's a nice reach to roster high-end bats in tournament lineups.
         
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
1B/2B Jose Miguel Fernandez DOO S. Park (R) $5,900
Tough slate when a hitter coming off a hitless game sees his price tag rise by seven hundred thousand dollars. But, Fernandez enters this contest with a robust .517/.562/.759 slash and eligibility at two positions. If you can afford him at second base, there's no better option on Draft Kings. Lotte's Park recorded a 1.48 WHIP last year in a pitcher's environment. Doosan could score double digits in this one.
OF Jae Hwan Kim DOO S. Park (R) $4,900
Kim enters this game with a homering in each of his last three, he's driven in a run in all seven contests this year and a ridiculous .429/.500/.893 slash line for the Bears. Over his last three, Kim's averaging 26.67 points on Draft Kings. He's tied for the KBO lead in home runs (4) and leads the league in RBI (14). Pretty, pretty good.
1B Jae Il Oh DOO S. Park (R) $4,200
Oh's homered in two of the last three games, upped his slash to .367/.424/.667 on the season and hitting in the middle of a lineup in the highest total on the slate.
1B Roberto Ramos LG H. Park (R) $3,000
Transitioning to the KBO seems easy for Ramos. He's hitting .407 with a 1.336 on-base plus slugging percentage with three home runs. Ramos swings and misses at times with five strikeouts but he's also drawn four walks. Guessing he's due for some yard work tonight versus an SK pitcher with a 1.80 WHIP. Ramos remains underpriced on Draft Kings.
OF Hyun Soo Kim LG H. Park (R) $5,300
On the other hand, Kim's a bit pricey but worth it in this match-up. Although Kim's only hit one home run, he's racking up extra-base hits with three doubles and a triple his last two games driving in five runs. Plus, Kim's .484/.500/.774 slash should not be overlooked. Makes for a nice two-man mini-stack with teammate Ramos.
OF Preston Tucker KIA M. Jang $5,600
There's not much of a bargain for Tucker coming off a slow night. But, Tucker's primed for a rebound on Thursday armed with a .393/.500/.750 slash with three home runs and 11 RBI this season. His opposing pitcher proves homer prone making Tucker a prime dong candidate.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD J. Bae $4,900
Yang's price fell below $5k for the first time in recent memory returning from a hamstring tweak. If in the lineup, the Dinos could rack up runs versus the Wiz in this slate. If they do, NC's cleanup hitting catcher will be in the fray looking for his first home run to go along with his .296/.345/.444 slash.
3B Suk Min Park NCD J. Bae $4,300
Sporting a 1.267 on-base plus slugging, power-hitting third baseman Park's cranked out three dingers so far in 2020 with eyes on another big contest with a .350 average.
2B/3B Jin Hyuk No NCD J. Bae $3,000
Multi-eligible No carries a .385/.467/.654 line into Thursday's slate representing a low priced salary savior to target with confidence in a Dinos stack.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
OF Sung Bum Na NCD J. Bae $3,600
Not sure why Na remains so low priced compared to his talent with the MLB in his sights for next year. Na's homered in back-to-back games while boasting a .321/.424/.643 line to start 2020. If the Dinos roll over the Wiz, Na will be worth the price in cash or GPP's.
OF Jun Woo Jeon LOT C. Flexen $3,800
If looking to be contrarian, run back some Giants against Flexen in this match-up with Doosan. Jeon's racked up multiple hits in three of his last four and launched three home runs this season with a .344 average.
2B/SS Dixon Machado LOT C. Flexen $4,700
Machado's notched an extra-base hit in four straight games. He's also slashing .346/.433/.769 fueling the Giants comeback kids moniker this year.
OF Ah Seop Son LOT C. Flexen $2,900
Not sure how Son remains so low priced but he's driven in eight runs this year, hitting .400/.516/.560 and logged two 20 point games on DK this year.
OF Ji Wan Na KIA M. Jang $3,600
Heating up for the Kia Tigers with three hits his last seven at-bats (.429) with a home run in this series with Hanwha.
OF Jared Hoying HAN D. Gagnon $4,500
Once again, a tournament play but Hoying's due. He's only hit one home run this year in a struggling Eagles offense. Hoying hit 18 home runs with 22 stolen bases last year but sits with one each this season.
C Dong Wan Park KIW C. Choi $4,400
If Yang does not play for NC, Park becomes the next best target at catcher. Park's .273 average and ability to generate extra-base hits (two doubles, three home runs in 24 plate appearances) keeps him on the radar in KBO DFS play.
1B Byung Ho Park KIW C. Choi (L) $5,400
Certainly not priced like a hitter in the midst of a three-game hitless slump. but Park could go off in any slate. Facing a pitcher in Choi who puts too much traffic on the bases and potentially working behind in the count could result in Park racking up a double dong contest. GPP play only but intriguing with low ownership.
OF Dong Min Han SK T. Wilson $4,200
Not sure how a guy tied for first in the KBO in home runs (4) with a .391/.440/1.000 slash gets so little hype but he's one of the only viable targets on the SK roster for DFS play.

Stacks

 

Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher Se Woong Park
Stack Jose Fernandez Jae Il Oh Jae Hwan Kim Kun Wook Park Jae Ho Kim
Wash, rinse, and repeat with Doosan atop the stack list in KBO DFS. As James alluded to yesterday, Doosan leads the league in average, matches up with Lotte in a game with the highest total Thursday (10.5 runs) and in desperate need of a win before leaving town.
2 NCD Dinos   Opp. Pitcher Je Seong Bae
Stack Sung Bum Na Eui Ji Yang Suk Min Park Jin Hyuk No  
Tied for first in the KBO with a 6-1 record, the Dinos put their homegrown ace on the mound coming off a walk-off win on Wednesday. If Yang's healthy and hitting fourth, this team could put up double digits in runs facing Bae at home in this contest.