Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Eric Jokisch KIW M. Kim $9,500
One of two qualified starters with a WHIP below one (0.87), Jokisch looks for his fifth win facing a struggling Hanwha squad. With Kiwoom an overwhelming favorite (-250), Jokisch will be a popular play tonight on any site for KBO DFS. Key on his 27:5 K:BB over 30 innings with a 0.90 ERA and 2.33 FIP for the Heroes. Hitters own a .194 batting average against him so far and he gets a team with its top three batters in the order left-handed (.111 vs. Jokisch so far this season).
SP Drew Rucinski NCD T. Kim $9,700
Rucinski takes the mound trying to win the series for the Dinos against SK on Thursday morning. He's 3-0 this year with a 2.51 ERA, 3.23 FIP and 1.18 WHIP. Carrying a 30:7 K:BB through 32.1 innings, Rucinski should fare well on this slate but at $200 more than Jokisch versus a tougher offense, leaning to Jokisch as the top play on the slate even though Rucinski's at home. Also, if using Rucinski be sure his catcher Eui-ji Yang's in the lineup.
SP Aaron Brooks KIA K. Noh $8,000
On Draft Kings needing two pitchers, getting the two options above will make a tough build for hitters, so pivoting to Brooks as your SP2 makes sense. He's only 1-2 but owns a 3.23 ERA, 26:5 K:BB and 1.24 WHIP in 30.2 innings. HIs team sits as a -205 favorite in a game with the lowest over/under. Plus, Lotte's allowed opposing pitchers to work at least five innings in 26 straight starts, Brooks limits right-handed hitters to a .208 average so far and the Giants project to start eight of them in their lineup. This only enhances Brooks on the slate.
SP Tae Hoon Kim SK D. Rucinski $7,200
For the contrarian crowd, Kim's an underdog by the tune of a -200 count but fired seven shutout innings at home against the Dinos on May 16th giving up two hits, three walks and striking out three. Not sure he can repeat this level of performance but he's limiting hard contact and holds both sides of the plate to an average of .179 or lower. If Kim limits the walks, he could notch the quality start bonus even if his team loses. Total dart throw. Still prefer Brooks at his price.
         
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
C Kang Nam Yoo LG J. Baek (L) $3,400
Against southpaws this season, Yoo's hitting .400 (4-for-10) with two home runs. He's also boasting a .333/.371/.515 slash line over his last 10 contests facing a left-handed pitcher with a 7.20 ERA, 8.93 FIP and 4.5 HR/9 rate.
C Dong Won Park KIW M. Kim $4,300
A boom or bust hitter with the propensity to produce power puts Park on the radar on this slate. Park's hitting .337 this year with six home runs and a 1.019 OPS. He gets a pitcher who gets strikeouts but also serves up the long ball allowing five in 27 innings with a 5.44 FIP. Thinking Kiwoom helps induce migration to the mean and sweeps Hanwha in a potential rout.
1B/OF Jin Sung Kang NCD T. Kim (L) $3,600
Great value for a guy giving us multi-position eligibility. Not only that, but he’s hitting .412 versus left-handed pitching on the year with three bombs of his seven hits in 17 at-bats. He wasn’t really an everyday player but injuries thrusted him into the spotlight and he hasn’t disappointed.
1B Jae Il Oh DOO M. Kim (R) $3,800
Thanks to his injury that kept him sidelined for six games we’re getting Oh at an extremely discounted price tag. He had four hits on Tuesday and is a player who’s posted an OPS of .866 or better for four straight campaigns while belting 20+ homers and driving in 80+ runs during the same span. Take advantage of the price while we can. Kim gives up a .298 average to LHH like Oh and two home runs due for regression to the mean making a Doosan stack of left-handed hitters make sense.
1B Ming Sang Yoo KIA K. Noh (R) $3,700
A disappointing performance on Wednesay may keep Yoo off the radar on Thursday. He's 10-for-his-last-16 with a home run and seven RBI his last four games and gets a pitcher allowing a .327 average split advantage for Yoo. Cheap upside.
1B/2B Jose Fernandez DOO M. Kim (R) $6,400
This game is now at 11.5 O/U implied so let's gravitate towards the league's best hitter right now, shall we? Fernandez leads the KBO in average (.456), hits (47), second in RBI (27) and fourth in runs (21). He's pricy but dude's raking right now.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
1B/2B Keon Chang Seo KIW M. W. Kim (R) $3,600
Missed some time with inflammation in his elbow, so shook off some rust on Wednesday. But, Seo's a hit machine as the only KBO player ever with 200 in a season in the past. He's batting .315 with three hoe runs and gets a pitcher allowing left-handed batters to a .316 average handing out seven walks so far against them and three dingers.
1B/2B Joo Hwan Choi DOO M. Kim (R) $2,500
If trying to stack Doosan bats or need a cheap flier with power upside, Choi makes sense with positional eligibility and five home runs in 2020 along with a .273 average on the road where he's launched four home runs.
2B/SS Hye Jung Kim KIW M. W. Kim (R) $2,200
Riding a six-game hit streak, Kim's 13-for-23 (.520) in it with seven runs, seven RBI and gets the splits advantage facing a pitcher allowing a .316 average to left-handed batters.
SS Ha Seong Kim KIW M. W. Kim (R) $6,100
On a modest four-game hit streak but Kim's hitting .412 (7-for-17) in it with six runs, a double, a home run, seven RBI and five walks. He's seeing the ball well and due for another strong outing with Kiwoom looking for its third straight win in Hanwha.
3B/SS Tyler Saladino SAM C. Jung (R) $3,900
It's amazing to see Saladino adapt to the KBO and surge of late recording a seven game hit streak with the last five being of the multi-hit variety. He's 13-for-26 in the streak with three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI for Samsung. Pretty, pretty good.
3B/SS Jeong Choi SK D. Rucinski $4,300
Choi's riding a six-game hitting streak and has caught fire. During that stretch, he has driven in nine runs, has scored eight more, has 5 XBH and even has a SB to boot. With third base tough to fill on this slate, Choi makes for a one-off potential target if he can keep his streak alive against the hard throwing Rucinski.
3B Woong Bin Kim KIW M. W. Kim (R) $2,100
In a platoon, Kim should play against a right-handed pitcher and racked up 25 DK points two days ago going 2-for-5 with his first home run. If Kiwoom explodes and Kim's in the lineup, he's the type of cheap pivot needed to get the studs on the lineup for DFS play.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW R. Alcantara (R) $6,100
Here's a reason why providing less expensive options around the infield makes sense. Rojas Jr. homered for the third straight game on Wednesday and he's hit four total in them. With Rojas Jr. on fire, he's slashing a robust .417/.460/.738 this year with 23 runs, eight home runs and 26 RBI.
OF Jung Hoo Lee KIW M. W. Kim (R) $5,100
Remember my continued love of Sung-bum Na, meet my new obsession, Lee. He's been solid but not turned in a whopper in a bit but on the cusp of a monster contest. Lee's hit all four of his home runs off of RHP, walked nine times against four strikeouts against them and gets Kim on the mound with a 5.44 FIP giving up a .316 average versus LHH along with three home runs.
OF Ho Ryung Kim KIA K. Noh (R) $3,400
Kim's made quite an impression going 3-for-8 his first two starts with a triple, home run, stolen base and three RBI. Leading off for the Tigers, Kim provides much needed salary relief with upside.
OF Yong Ho Jo KTW R. Alcantara (R) $2,500
Over his last three games, Jo's scored seven runs, racked up seven hits and walked three times taking over the OBP lead in the KBO (.506). Not a high upside play, but a solid floor allowing one to get bigger bats in a lineup with two solid pitchers, Jo's your guy.

Stacks

 

Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher Min Kim
Stack Jose Fernandez Jae Il Oh Jae Hwan Kim Joo Hwan Choi  
Trusting Doosan can be dicey due to past disappointments but they get the days highest total and a pitcher with a 6.34 FIP hinting he's due for regression. Doosan looks for the series win and will need the bats to do so.
2 KIW Heroes   Opp. Pitcher Min Woo Kim
Stack Keon Chang Seo Ha Seong Kim Jin Hoo Lee Byung Ho Park Dong Won Park
Hanwha enters on a nine game losing skid and sends an pitcher to the mound with a 3.90 ERA but a 5.44 FIP meaning Kiwoom's hot bats should stay this way. Keying on Kiwoom LHH, note the names above as well if they're in the lineup.
3 LG Twins   Opp. Pitcher J. Baek
Stack Hyun Soo Kim Eun Sung Chae Roberto Ramos Min Sung Kim Keun Woo Jeong
Maybe a sneaky stack, the LG Twins need a win and get a pitcher with a 7.20 ERA and 8.93 FIP allowing 4.5 HR/9 through 10 innings of work in 2020.