Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Hyun Hee Han KIW S. Moon $7,700
Remember when Wednesday's slate supplied plenty of options at starting pitcher? Scratch those thoughts on Thursday. There's not much upside in Han but he's a -195 favorite on Draft Kings. So far in 2020, Han owns a 4.09 ERA, 4.12 FIP and 1.55 WHIP with 11 strikeouts against three walks. Like many in this league, Han pitches to contact and trusts his defense. A cash game play more than GPP, if hits his 14.7 DK points average over his first two starts, he still returns two times value compared to his price.
SP Jae Hak Lee NCD H. Yu $9,900
Lee carries the lowest team odds to win on the five game set, but his 3.97 ERA with a 3.75 FIP and 0.97 WHIP makes him an option. Through 11.1 innings, Lee's notched 11 strikeouts against three walks. His match-up with Doosan could be decided by the bullpens once again tempering any upside on return. At this price, Lee also fits better in cash games than tournaments.
SP Hyeong Jun So KTW E. Kim $7,500
Beginning with the good news, So's KT Wiz ranks as the second best favorite on the slate at -167 against a reeling Hanwha offense. So's won both of his starts with a 3.18 ERA, 3.14 FIP and 1.32 WHIP. However, he's only accrued four strikeouts against one walk over his first 11.1 innings which means points will not accumulate with swings and misses. This tempers upside making owners hope for a quality start and/or win by So to reach two times value.
SP Se Woong Park LOT K. Im $6,200
After a rocky debut, Park bounced back with a solid five inning outing against a tough Doosan offense his last time out five strikeouts while issuing only one walk. He yielded three runs, but only one earned to record 15.1 points. On the road in Kia does not make for a perfect match-up but beggars cannot be choosers this Thursday with pitching. Heed Park's 1.55 WHIP and hope his FIP (3.37) allows him to mitigate traffic on the bases.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Seung Won Moon SK H. Han $8,800
At this price, Moon's not really a worthy flier as a heavy underdog. But, for the contrarian crowd, Moon owns a 14:1 K:BB through 11.2 innings but with a 1.46 WHIP. If his 4.63 ERA migrates towards his 3.92 FIP, he could be a sneaky GPP play but this would be a one off target at the price point.
SP Ki Young Im KIA S. Park $5,900
Flyer by name, Im's his name. Im possesses a rough 0-2 record and enters this matchup as a home dog. But, he's notched a 10:2 K:BB in eight innings this year and if his pitch count rises and his offense succeeds versus Lotte, Im could pay off at 2.5 or three times investment. Feeling lucky?
         
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD H. Yu (R) $5,000
One day off on calling Yang's first home run of 2020, which he launched on Wednesday among his two hits. His average is up to .317 and Yang's scored double digit DK points in three straight. If he's in the lineup, Yang's always a top catching option despite his elevated price. If Yang's out of the lineup, his replacement Tae Goon Kim makes for a cheap pivot ($2,000) with a .375 average and 1.170 OPS.
C Sung Woo Jang KTW E. Kim (R) $3,500
Jang's hitting .317/.370/.512 with more walks (4) than strikeouts (3) and a hit in four straight contests.
1B/OF Baek Ho Kang KTW E. Kim (R) $5,900
Kang enters this contest on a 13-game hit streak, owns a great nickname (Korean Papi) and a robust 1.219 OPS with five home runs this season. Kang's an extra-base hit machine in a nice spot against a battered Hanwha bullpen. Look for the Wiz to score in bunches again on Thursday. Due to the dual eligibility, roster Kang in the outfield so the underpriced player below can be at first base.
1B Roberto Ramos LG T. Won (R) $3,100
What are we missing? Ramos keeps hitting. Keeps posting big numbers. Keeps hitting home runs. Is still cheap as hell. Ramos has already belted six bombs (leads the KBO), four doubles and driven in 11 runs as well. There aren’t any holes in Ramos’ game at the dish right now and the fact he’s still 3.1K is outlandish. I kept most of this the same from James Grande's research yesterday. Only difference, Ramos launched another home run on Wednesday without his price increasing. Roster with confidence everywhere.
1B Jamie Romak SK H. Han (R) $5,800
So, Romak flashed his power with a home run on Wednesday and scored 21 points prompting his price to drop by $200? Like Kang above, using Romak in the outfield makes sense if saving money at pitcher and loading up on power bats with upside on this slate makes perfect sense. Romak could be heating up at the right time compared to his price point.
1B/2B Keon Chang Seo KIW S. Moon (R) $3,200
Leading off for Kiwoom only adds to Seo's intrigue. He can be a cheap option at second base and racked up multiple hit contests in three straight. Seo's also in the midst of a nine game hit streak and slashing .371/.463/.543 his last 10 games.
2B Min Woo Park NCD H. Yu (R) $4,000
Another leadoff hitter at the position with Park coming off a zero on Wednesday. Still, he's hitting .385 and his Dinos face a pitcher with a 5.80 FIP and 2.11 WHIP through his first two starts. Park's patience and ability to spark the NC offense could play well in this match-up.
2B Kyung Soo Park KTW E. Kim (R) $3,900
Coming off a three hit performance and he's accrued 27 points his last two games with at least a double along with an RBI in each.
3B Jae Gyun Hwang KTW E. Kim (R) $4,700
Hwang's been red hot and racked up three hits on Wednesday wiht a double, two RBI and stole a base. He's accured double digit DK points in five straight contests, hitting .467 his last four games and walked four times in them. Solid and steady.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
3B/SS Jeong Choi SK H. Han (R) $5,100
Choi's not lived up the Miggy Cabrera of the KBO hype. He launched 29 home runs last year during with a dead ball and this year with offense on the rise Choi continues to scuffle. With only one home run in 2020 and a BABIP of .192, better days lie ahead. If Choi pops on Thursday, he will be a low owned GPP rocket. By the way, Choi owned a .303 BABIP in 2019, just 110 points over this year.
SS Woo Jun Sim KTW E. Kim (R) $2,900
Hitting atop the scorching KT Wiz lineup adds to Sim's allure. Plus, his price point does not hurt either. Sim's 10 for his last 22 (.455) his last five games averaging 15 DK points per game in them. And he's swiped four bases this year in the event he does not produce an extra-base hit making him a nice play on Thursday.
SS Ha Seong Kim KIW S. Moon (R) $4,700
It's been a slow start to the year for Kim but he's trending up. Ignore his batting average and focus on his .467 (7-for-15) his last four games with four runs, two doubles and a home run along with four walks. Could he net a combo meal (HR and SB) against SK?
OF Jung Hoo Lee KIW S. Moon (R) $4,200
Lee continues to rake but disappointed on Wednesday (10 DK points), so why not double down on him on Thursday? Lee racked up 47 points the previous two games with four doubles and a home run among his six hits in nine at-bats. Getting a bargain price on Lee in a slate poised to produce points makes him a worthy target.
OF Sung Bum Na NCD H. Yu (R) $4,600
At this price point, Lee makes much more sense in cash lineups. However, for the GPP crowd looking for an inconsistent star in a great spot, Na could be a difference maker at low ownership. Na's flashed power with four home runs but his BABIP sits well below his career rate and if the Dinos attack a pitcher with a 5.63 ERA and WHIP over two, Na could leave the yard.
OF Preston Tucker KIA S. Park (R) $6,100
It really doesn’t matter who’s on the mound right now, Tucker’s exposing everyone. Tucker ranks second in the league with five home runs and has a bunch of doubles (7) to boot. He has five multi-hit games over his last eight contests and Tucker's due to pop another high scoring game in DFS.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW E. Kim (R) $6,000
At a slightly lower price, owners can look to Rojas Jr. who moved into a tie for the lead in hits (24) in the KBO. Armed with a .436 average and 1.129 OPS, Rojas continues to rack up points in DFS despite being a bit inconsistent.
OF Yon Ho Jo KTW E. Kim (R) $2,800
For those searching for salary relief, Jo's notched back-to-back multiple hit contests, gone 13 for his last 23 (565) and averaged 11 points per game his last three.
OF Ja Wook Koo SAM M. Lee (R) $4,700
Racked up consecutive 20-plus point games for the Lions. On Wednesday, Koo stole two bases, he's on a six game hit streak with multiple hits in four of them raising his average to .357 in the process.

Stacks

 

Team Stacks
1 KTW Wiz   Opp. Pitcher E. Kim
Stack Baek Ho Kang Jae Gyun Hwang Woo Jun Sim Sung Woo Jang Mel Rojas Jr.
The Wiz's offense has been quite impressive to start the year ranking second in average while posting the most extra-base hits and have driven in the most runs to boot. They have a strong lineup right clicking on all cylinders. Other games possess higher totals, but the Wiz lineup makes for a nice one to stack once again.
2 KIW Heroes   Opp. Pitcher S. Moon
Mini-stack Keon Chang Seo Ha Seong Kim Ja Hoo Lee    
Although Moon can ring up strikeouts, Kiwoom enters as a -195 favorite. Looking at a cheap Seo atop the lineup while Kim's getting hot and Lee's continues to rake.
3 LG Twins   Opp. Pitcher T. Won
Mini-stack Chun Woong Lee Hyun Soo Kim Roberto Ramos    
This game comes with the biggest run total (11) and Samsung's park ranks as the KBO's friendliest. Feels like Ramos will add to his KBO leading HR total on Thursday's slate.