Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
SP Chris Flexen DOO S. Baek (L) $8,900 15.38
After a rough start this month, Flexen rebounded his last time out holding Lotte to one run in seven innings striking out six. Flexen's only 4-3 this season with a 3.86 ERA, 3.38 FIP and 1.27 WHIP. He racked up eight strikeouts his last match-up with SK on June 23rd and hopes to replicate this type of outing with Doosan a -420 favorite as of this writing.
SP Drew Rucinski NCD S. Moon (R) $9,700 20.75
Going after Kiwoom at home can be risky but this slate requires some risk. Rucinski looks to snap NC's two game losing skid to second place Kiwoom on Thursday. He's won his last four starts working 26 innngs with a 27:12 K:BB in them allowing only five earned runs. Facing a bullpen game on the other side of the ledger, Rucinski should notch the quality start bonus and if NC hits, the win as well.
SP William Cuevas KTW M. Kim (R) $7,900 13.23
Over his last four starts, Cuevas owns a 3-0 record with 18 strikeouts against eight walks and a 2.85 in them. KT enters this game a -335 favorite putting Cuevas in line for a win if he can keep the left-handed bats on Hanwha off the bases. Feeling lucky?
SP Chan Heon Jung LG W. Jang (L) $8,300 21.53
Another give favorite, LG sits at -205 and get Jung on the mound. He struggles with deeper lineups but his ability to depress right-handed bats limiting them to a .190 batting average against this year with Lotte laden them boosts his appeal. Jung may not rack up strikeouts in this match-up but owns a 42:10 K:BB in 44.2 innings this season with a 2.62 ERA and 3.53 FIP.
           
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
C Se Hyuk Park DOO S. Baek (L) $4,200 6.32
Park's 11 game hit streak ended on Wednesday but the still drove in two runs and stole a base to score points in DFS. Over his last 15, Park's slashing .340/.389/.420 and hitting .438 against southpaws this year in 32 at-bats.
C Min Ho Kang SAM H. Yang (L) $3,400 5.35
At a lower price point, Kang's on a three-game hit streak going 5-for-his-last-11 with a double, home run and two RBI in it. In July, he's batting .333 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 10 contests.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD S. Moon (R) $5,500 8.39
The gold standard at catcher in the KBO, Yang's been on the precipice of a heater but not flashed the power he's displayed in the past. Perhaps the Kiwoom bullpen game gets him a dinger.
1B/OF Baek Ho Kang KTW M. Kim (R) $5,500 10.58
HIt safely in four of his last five and rakes against RHP to the tune of .358 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in only 109 at-bats this year. KT sits as a heavy favorite and Kang could flash his pop in this contest.
1B/OF Jae Hwan Kim DOO S. Baek (L) $5,700 9.68
Reached base four times on Wednesday going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and a walk. He's reaching base over 46 percent of the time his last 10 games and if Doosan explodes, Kim should rack up multiple RBI once again.
1B/2B Jose Fernandez DOO D. Gagnon (R) $6,000 10.63
Due to the game's heavy lean to Doosan, Fernandez sees his price escalate. If paying up, Fernandez bats .400 versus southpaws in 65 at-bats plus walked (six) more times than he's struck out (three) against them this season.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
1B/2B Joo Hwan Choi DOO S. Baek (L) $4,300 8.58
Riding the wave of a 15 game hit streak slashing .404/.460/.424 in it with 11 runs and 12 RBI. Choi's not flashed much power of late but his .362 average against left-handed pitching may change it in this match-up.
2B Kyung Soo Park KTW M. Kim (R) $3,200 7
Annother lower priced upside play at second resides in KT. Park's hitting over .300 in July with three home runs and 11 RBI in 12 contests.
2B/3B Sang Su Kim SAM H. Yang (L) $4,200 7.76
Hitting atop the Samsung lineup, Kim owns multiple eligibility along with an even .400 average against southpaws with six doubles and six walks against them this season. Even if he does not record an XBH, Kim could notch multiple hits and steal a base adding to his allure.
3B Kyoung Min Hur DOO R. Pinto (R) $4,700 9.05
Hit machine Hur boasts an 11-game hit streak and slashing a robust .459/.492/.506 his last 15 games with three doubles and three stolen bases. A cash game staple and a GPP dart if he goes yard.
2B/SS Jin Hyuk No NCD S. Moon (R) $4,500 7.04
Boom or bust option No's on a power surge homering in consecutive contests for the Dinos and in three of his last five. Since plenty of traffic could be on base against a weary Kiwoom bullpen, No should add to his nine RBI the last five games for NC.
SS Ji Hwan Oh LG W. Jang (L) $3,700 7.45
If wishing for a pivot off of No at shortstop, Oh could be the way to zig when many zag. Oh slumped a bit but seems to be emerging with hits in three straight scoring three runs with a double, home run and an RBI in the streak.
3B Won Seok Lee SAM H. Yang (L) $3,300 7.47
Another southpaw killer in Samsung, Lee's launched three home runs in only 35 at-bats against them this season. He homered on Wednesday and could repeat the feat on Thursday facing a struggling Hyun-Jung Yang of Kia (11.17 ERA in July over 9.2 innings).
OF Aaron Altherr NCD S. Moon (R) $5,600 10.86
Not only should the Dinos bounce back, Altherr should stay hot facing a tired Heroes bullpen. Altherr's recorded multiple hits in three of his last four with two home runs and six RBI. Over his last 10, Altherr's slashing .325/.372/.575 and leads the KBO in RBI despite hitting seventh or eighth most of the first two months with NC.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW M. Kim (R) $6,000 12.12
Still trailing Altherr by one RBI, otherwise Rojas Jr. would lead the KBO in each triple crown category. Rojas Jr. gets a plus match-up against Kim who yields a .293 average to LHH and five home runs so far this year. Rojas Jr. rides a nine-game hit streak into this game batting .359/.432/.641 his last 10 with three home runs and nine RBI.
OF Kun Woo Park DOO S. Baek (L) $5,000 9.05
Why not get a cheaper part of the Doosan offense with Park leading off. He's also in the midst of a nine game hit streak, racked up a double and a home run on Wednesday with multi-hit games in four of his last five.
OF Hyun Soo Kim LG Y. Heo (L) $4,800 9.77
Although trading some average for power in July, Kim's only hitting .293 this month but with six home runs. He owns a .355 average against southpaws and if Lotte's bullpen gets involved early, Kim should rack up points in a juicy match-up in DFS.

Stacks

 

Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher Seung Geon Baek
Stack Kun Woo Park Jose Fernandez Jae Hwan Kim Joo Hwan Choi Se Hyuk Park
Every game on this slate comes with a run total of double digits or higher. So runs will be scored all over. Doosan enters game play as a -420 favorite making them a nice stack in cash or GPP's. Heed the playbook and use players at positions of need in this stack.
2 KTW Wiz   Opp. Pitcher Min Woo Kim
Stack Mel Rojas Jr. Jae Gyun Hwang Baek Ho Kang Kyung Soo Park  
See the above, but KT gets a boost in Vegas as -335 favorites at home. Any stack with Rojas Jr. proves enticing and if KT gets to Kim, things may get interesting.
3 NCD Dinos   Opp. Pitcher Sung Hyun Moon
Mini-Stack Aaron Altherr Eui Ji Yang Jin Hyuk No    
One could add Sung Bum Na if he's in the lineup but Altherr's hot and No's on a power streak. Other ancillary parts could pay off for the Dinos so heed the lineup and act accordingly.