Louis Cangiano walks us through the Korea Baseball Organization slate!
KBO DFS – Saturday, May 23, 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, Spreads & Injury Report
No weather/PPD threats tonight.
SK Wyverns Tae In Chae: OUT 6 weeks
NCD C. Mo 3B: OUT Shoulder 2 weeks IL
KIA Joo Chan Kim 1B/OF: OUT
LOT Hoon Jung 2B: OUT IL
KIW Taylor Motter SS/OF: OUT
HAN Sun Jin Oh 2B/SS: OUT four weeks
KT Wiz Baek Ho Kang OF: OUT three weeks – Important
DOO Jae Il Oh OF: OUT – Important
Favorable Pitching Matchups
SP/RP KIA Aaron Brooks & SK Tae Hoon Kim
The Kia Tigers are on a four-game win streak, but this is where it comes to an end (at least offensively). The Tigers are currently batting .279 as a team with 15 home runs and 91 RBI on the year. Not too shabby. They have struck out 113 times as a whole (which ranks them tied for 4th most in the KBO). Vegas has the Tigers favored at -160 with a slate low 8.0 under/over.
I do expect this to be a pitchers’ duel. Tae Hoon Kim SK is on the mound for the SK Wyverns, and he’s been pitching very well to start the season. Over two starts, he’s tossed 13.0 innings, allowing only two earned runs off four total hits, averaging 18.6 DraftKings fantasy points per game. Most importantly, these games were against the NC Dinos and the Lotte Giants – two of the KBO’s best teams. The NC Dinos are currently in first place, and the Giants are always a viable threat. While I love Tae Hoon Kim tonight, the real question for me is, do I play Aaron Brooks in the same lineup with Tae Hoon Kim? They’re both in stellar spots!
This is a strategy I often invest in to be contrarian. No one ever takes two pitchers facing each other, and I understand why people stay away from it. It doesn’t make sense to limit yourself to one four-point win bonus when you can have two…I get it.
With that said, confidence in a pitcher for KBO daily fantasy is not something to take for granted. This isn’t the MLB; talent is somewhat lacking. If you invest in the wrong SP/RP, your night will be done quicker than you can refresh your lineups page. I will be making my final decision later on (feel free to DM me and ask which way I am going). I will say as of now, it’s looking like Aaron Brooks AND Tae Hoon Kim and IN THE SAME LINEUPS. Yes, I said it. Toss that second four-point win bonus out the window. Who needs it?! Aaron Brooks AND Tae Hoon Kim will shut down their opposing teams tonight. Invest in both for your GPP lineups; you won’t regret it.
Other Pitching Play(s): NCD D. Rucinski – Solid matchup against Hanwha; worth the pay up if you have it.
The NC Dinos are favored by -250 with a 9.0 under/over as they set to face Min Woo Kim, an extremely talented pitcher who is for some reason priced down after his third solid game in a row. Why is he priced down? Let’s take a look.
The NC Dinos are on a tear with the long ball, as they now lead the league with 22 team home runs – the Doosan Bears are the next closest with 18 home runs on the year. Who has been hitting all these home runs on NC? Good question. Get this, the NC Dinos have four guys in the top 11 for most home runs in the KBO. These players include: Sung Bum Na, Sok Min Park, Aaron Altherr, Jin Sung Kang. The NC Dinos also have a variety of starters who are hitting the ball at a solid clip right now. Guys like Eui Ji Yang, Myung Gi Lee and Jin Hyuk No are getting on base so the big bats can bring them home.
Take the home run hitters in the game. Yang, Altherr, Kang, Park and Na all make my list for the best stack on the slate – maybe even a five-man stack. Love this play, but make sure to check confirmed lineups.
Other stack(s): LG Twins – OF C. Lee, OF H. Kim, OF E. Chae, 1B R. Ramos – Big favorites (-175) with a 10.5 under/over. The Twins are on a two-game winning streak and are 7-3 at home.
KBO DFS Players by Position
- C Eui Ji Yang NC
- C Kank Nam Yoo LG
- 1B R. Ramos LG Twins
- 2B Min Woo Park NCD
- 2B/3B Jin Hyuk No NCD
- SS J. Oh LG Twins
- SS Dixon Machado LOT
- 3B Jin Hyuk No NCD
- 3B M. Kim LG Twins
- OF Altherr NC Dinos
- OF Sung Bum Na NC Dinos
- OF Myung Gi Lee NC Dinos
- OF C. Lee LG Twins
- OF H. Kim LG Twins
NC Dinos -1.5 (-140)
Parlay of the Night
– NC Dinos -1.5 (-140)
– Kia Tigers vs. Sk Wyverns UNDER ½ (-130)
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