Louis Cangiano walks us through the Korea Baseball Organization slate!
KBO DFS – Saturday, May 16, 2020 – 1:00 AM EST
Below are this season’s updated standings, just to get an idea of which teams have a winning mentality when playing KBO DFS.
Weather & Injury Report
No weather/PPD threats tonight.
Samsung Lions Tyler Saladino: Injured List
Hanwha Eagles OF Hoying: IR OUT
SK Wyverns Jong Wook Koo: OUT 2 weeks
NC Dinos Huong Jung Lee: Still OUT with fracture – expected to return soon
HAN Yong Kyu Lee OF: Hasn’t played since 5/13 – I do not expect him to tonight
SK Wyverns Tae In Chae: OUT 6 weeks
NCD C. Mo 3B: OUT Shoulder 2 weeks
KTW Yong Ho Jo OF: Hamstring (not expected to play)
Favorable Pitching Matchups
P Yong Chan Lee DraftKings $8,500 / FanDuel $21 – The Kia Tigers have officially surpassed the Samsung Lions in team strikeouts with 75 – They now lead the league. Doosan Bears starter, Yong Chan Lee is my pick for tonight’s GPP gem on DraftKings at a price of 8,500 and on FanDuel at a price of $21. The Kia Tigers have not been hitting well, batting .245 on the year and have only seven home runs, which is ranked 2nd worst in the KBO (only to the Hanwha Eagles with just four).
The Bears are favored by -135, and the under/over has me slightly confused at 9.5 – still too low! Yong Chan Lee takes the mound coming off a horrible performance in his first start, allowing six earned off six hits over six innings…six, six, six, creepy. Demonic help or not, this is the perfect bounce-back spot against a team that is 1 – 3 at home this season, while the Bears are 5 – 2 on the road. Once again, five-man Doosan stack. And tonight pair them with starter, Yong Chan Lee, a GPP pick through and through.
Other Pitching Play(s): Hanwha Eagles P Warwick Saupold
Park, Fernandez, Oh, Kim – Okay, I’m not going to write up Doosan every day, even though they deserve a write up almost every day. These are their first four batters typically: Park, Fernandez, Oh, Kim. You must consider these players almost every night (or at least a Doosan stack). Tonight especially. Doosan is favored by -135 with a 9.5 under/over against the Kia Tigers. Once again, the oddsmakers underestimate the skill of the Doosan Bears (in terms of batting at least).
The Kia Tigers are allowing a 5.48 ERA, which is fourth-worst in the league (only .23 from second-worst in the KBO). The team with the highest ERA is the…you guessed it, Doosan Bears. Can you say, “OVER?” The under/over at 9.5 makes no sense to me. I see this being a hitters paradise tonight, and I’m expecting OVER 10 runs between these two offenses. The Doosan Bears own a .341 team batting average with 16 home runs. Both league-leading stats. The Bears also have the lowest amount of strikeouts in the league at 44. This means they are making solid contact – out or not.
The Bears are simply the best hitting team in the KBO league, and investing in heavy shares of their batters is very important. Get different with it though. Stack 8,9,1,2 or 7,8,9 but have your shares of the Doosan Bear most nights. And yes, that means tonight. I have prioritized them as number one options on my Players by Position list and done so for a reason. They are far and beyond the best hitting team in the league; please have your exposure to them, I beg of you!
Other stack(s): LG Twins: OF C. Lee, OF H. Kim, OF E. Chae, 1B R. Ramos
KBO DFS Players by Position
- C Doosan Se Hyuk Park
- C LG Twins K. Yoo
- 1B Doosan Jae Il Oh & Jose Fernandez
- 1B LG Twins R. Ramos
- 2B Doosan Jose Fernandez
- 2B Doosan Jae Won Oh
- SS Doosan Jae Ho Kim
- SS LG Twins J. Oh
- 3B Doosan Kyoung Min Heo
- 3B LG Twins M. Kim
- OF Doosan Jae Hwan Kim
- OF LG Twins C. Lee
- OF LG Twins E. Chae
- OF LG Twins H. Kim
Favorite Money Line
Doosan Bears: Money Line -135
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