Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
SP Odrisamer Despaigne KTW C. Bell (L) $8,100 12.4
Going after one of the teams struggling to score runs makes sense on this slate and Despaigne's yet to face Hanwha this year. He comes from all angles with his arsenal and his fastball could fuel a stong outing. Despaigne's team enters games as a heavy favorite (-200) with a run total of 9.5 making him a worthy dart toss on Sunday despite his struggles earlier this month. Definition of a wild card in DFS.
SP Chan Gyu Lim LG J. Kim (R) $8,200 15.62
There's potential upside in Lim facing SK due to his tidy 42:11 K:BB over 40.1 innings this season. His 4.69 ERA could migrate toward his 3.86 kFIP with LG a -177 favorite. However, Lim struggles at times with RHH giving up a .320 average to them and three home runs but with a 23:5 K:BB. If Lim can navigate around Choi and Romak, he should be able to net the win for LG on getaway day.
SP Drew Rucinski NCD C. Flexen (R) $9,300 20.53
So far in June, Rucinski owns a 2.88 ERA during 25 innings with 25 strikeouts against nine walks. However, he's also coughed up four home runs and faces a deep Doosan lineup on the road. If taking a chance on Rucinski, hope his catcher Eui-ji Yang calls a great game versus his formter teammates on the road. Plus, he should log six innings but this game remains too close to call in Vegas but profit could be mined if he notches his sixth win this season.
SP Chris Flexen DOO D. Rucinski $8,400 16.87
Targeting a home underdog with a strong offense may make Flexen intriguing in GPP's. Flexen's 3-1 this year with a 3.26 ERA, 3.30 FIP and 3.10 kFIP. He does not rack up strikeouts as often as his opposing pitcher (Rucinski) but has 43 in 47 innings of work. His 4.50 ERA in June with a 15:3 K:BB in 16 innings needs to be accounted for.
SP Aaron Brooks KIA W. Choi $8,500 18.55
Normally atop the list, Brooks recent surge results in a 1.85 ERA in June with a 22:6 K:BB in 24.1 innings. He's limited hitters to a .198 batting average against this month but faces a tough Kiwoom lineup. If Brooks can overcome his struggles against LHH (.344 batting average against) he could be a sneaky play on this slate.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
C Sung Woo Jang KTW C. Bell (L) $3,600 5.7
If playing a KT stack, Jang makes sense due to his .333 average versus LHP with four RBI and only three strikeouts this year. Bell yields contact and traffic so look for the Wiz to take advantage of this on Sunday. Just be sure Jang's in the lineup.
C Kang Nam Yoo LG J. Kim (R) $4,700 6.62
Old reliable of late, Yoo's batting .356 in June with 19 RBI in 23 games spanning 73 at-bats. SK's Kim gives up a .333 average to right-handed bats with only a 12:9 K:BB against them. Bonus if Yoo hits fifth.
1B/OF Hyung Woo Choi KIA W. Choi (R) $4,500 8.95
Choi on Choi crime could occur on Sunday with Kia's on fire of late hitting .383 in June with four home runs and 19 RBI in 19 contests. He's also batting .333 against RHP with nine extra-base hits in 96 at-bats this year walking more (18) than he strikes out (15). Plus, Kiwoom's Choi on the mound gives up a .341 average to LHH and served up five home runs in June.
1B/OF Jae Hwan Kim DOO D. Rucinski $4,900 10.07
Taking a hot player over a tough match-up with Kim at home. Over his last 10 games, Kim owns a .389/.542/.694 slash with nine runs, 14 RBI and two stolen bases. He's also homered in three of his last five contests for Doosan.
2B Chi Hong An LOT D. Kim (R) $3,200 7.38
Odds are you will need some salary relief on this slate and An's a reverse splits guy batting .300 against RHP with eight doubles and two home runs with 19 RBI. He's also in the midst of a four-game hit streak.
2B/3B Sang Su Kim SAM S. Park (R) $5,000 7.38
Targeint leadoff hitters with dual eligibilty makes sense, especially given Kim carries a .306 against RHP along with a .371 average in June with five doubles and five stolen bases. Kim's been an on-base hog fueling the Lions lineup.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
2B/SS Hye Sung Kim KIW A. Brooks $2,600 7.44
Boom or bust GPP option continues to be the lower priced Kim in Kiwoom's middle infield. Armed with a .291 average in June with eight of his 18 hits resulting in extra-bases (four doubles, two triples, two home runs) with 16 RBI plus 10 walks in 22 games. Brooks has pitched great of late but still allows a .344 average to LHH this season.
SS Hak Ju Lee SAM S. Park (R) $4,400 7.12
Surging in June, Lee's moved into the clean-up spot in Samsung's lineup fueled by a .315 average in June and over his last 10 games knocked in six runs with five multi-hit contests in them.
3B/SS Jeong Choi SK C. Lim (R) $5,100 8.44
Noting Lim's struggles with RHH above puts Choi on the radar for GPP's since he's launched seven of his eight home runs against RHP plus six in June while toting a .312 average in 22 games.
3B Jae Gyun Hwang KTW C. Bell (L) $4,900 8
Reached all four times on Saturday during a combo meal hitting his third home run and stealing his fourth base of the season. Hwang runs hot and cold but if KT puts up crooked numbers he will be involved. Hwang's scored six runs going 3-for-7 with three RBI his last three games.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW C. Bell (L) $5,900 12.11
Pretty a daily member of the playbook, Rojas Jr. continues to flash his pop hitting his KBO leading 17th home run on Saturday and he's launched four in his last five games. He also loves southpaws hitting a robust .455 against them with six home runs in only 44 at-bats this year. Pay up.
OF Jeong Dae Bae KTW C. Bell (L) $3,000 8.56
In order to balance rostering Rojas Jr., getting his leadoff hitter also makes sense. Bae shares a penchant to hitting left-handed pitching with a .457 average though 35 at-bats versus them this year with five doubles, a home run and five walks.
OF Seong Gon Lee SAM S. Park (R) $2,800 6.14
Another much needed salary relief target with upside can be mined from this Lee on Samsung. He's on a five-game hit streak, homered in consecutive games and in 25 at-bats facing right-handed pitching owns a .480 average with five RBI.
OF Jun Woo Jeon LOT D. Kim (R) $4,300 9.02
Going off the beaten path a bit, Jeon's a reverse splits guy batting .315 versus RHP with eight of his nine home runs against them along with eight doubles and 19 RBI this season. Kim struggles with RHH making Jeon an intriguing power pivot below the radar on this slate.
OF Preston Tucker KIA W. Choi (R) $5,600 10.43
So, Tucker's DUE and at this price still costly but ignoring his .363 average against RHP with seven home runs in 113 at-bats could be a mistake. Not saying Tucker will go yard but it would not be a surprise facing a pitcher allowing left-handed hitters to bat .341 this year serving up four dingers to them.
OF Jung Hoo Lee KIW A. Brooks (R) $4,600 10.7
Going against the stream, Lee's such a steady performer facing a tough pitcher in Brooks but tied for the KBO lead in average (.379) and hit six of his career high seven home runs against them. In June, Lee's batting .400 with 19 runs, 17 extra-base hits and drove in 14 over 23 games.