Louis Cangiano walks us through the Korea Baseball Organization slate!
KBO DFS – Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – 4:30 AM EST
Warning: There are multiple risky/GPP calls in this write-up – I am calling an EliteFantasy takedown tonight!
No delay or PPD threats tonight
**Read the whole write up – This started as a chalk pitcher write-up for Flexen but the more I dove in, SK Wyverns are looking pretty damn juicy tonight!**
Hanwha has actually hit the ball well over their last two games totaling 11 runs off of 16 hits. So, we’re going to stay away from targeting them tonight. Also, the under/over is pretty high in that game at 10.5 with Samsung favored at -190.
So, what team are we targeting for our SP play? Well, three games have a slate low 9.5 under/over but only one of those teams are favored by -205 and that’s the Doosan Bears. The Bears are playing the SK Wyverns. SK owns a .236 team BA and now have the 3rd most strikeouts in the KBO (299).
Doosan’s SP is Chris Flexen. Flexen has averaged 19.4 DK points per road game and tonight he finds himself away from his home stadium for the first time since 5/14 – his second start of the season. Flexen has faced SK one time this year in a poor effort lasting six innings allowing three earned runs off of four hits. He did allow three home runs in this game. Flexen has not pitched well as of late allowing six earned over 10 total innings off of six total home runs!!
Guess what guys, sometimes while writing up the chalk pitcher you have a revelation and my realization is, this paragraph just turned into an SK Wyverns stack night!! Louie, you’re nuts! I might be, regardless, the Wyverns are my stack tonight and this is why: SK hit three home runs against Flexen in their first matchup on 5/26, Flexen has allowed six home runs in his last two outings 3 and 3 in each game. These types of recent home run problems are not just a couple of bad games, it’s a big problem.
Whether he’s tipping his pitches or hurt or whatever, I expect Flexen’s problems against the long ball to continue against a team that has already tagged him for three homers in their first matchup. SK is home and I expect them to not only produce but to win! Yup, I said it!
Pair SK’s Pitcher Tae Kim with a three/four man SK stack! GPP for sure but I love this stack tonight. Let’s go against the chalk pitcher (most likely) and take down these GPP tournaments!
This is the call I’ve been waiting for all year. Who do I like? The home run hitters aka: J. Choi OF, Koo 3B, Romak OF, and Jeong 3B. This will be my SK stack tonight. Risky but I love it, can’t lie. Calling a HR for Romak tonight.
Secondary stack: LG Twins – J. Oh, R. Ramos and C. Lee OF
SP Omar Despaigne $8,300 DraftKings / $26 FanDuel
Okay, I know he’s facing the NC Dinos but he actually played well against them back on May 12th, he lasted five innings and struck out six batters. I love taking under-owned players/plays especially against the chalk in KBO and this is what we have here. Rostering Despaigne is taking a chance but for a GPP play, I am actually pretty confident in this contrarian play. The Dinos are obviously favored in this one but the under/over is pretty low at 9.5 all things considered.
Cash: Drew Rucinski – Safe play with high upside, expect high ownership though.
GPP: T. Kim SK Wyverns – I’m all over SK tonight, tonight’s the night where fading the chalk will pay off. Once again, risky GPP but all signs point to an upset here. With that said, if you can get up to Rucinski, do it.
C Eui Yang NCD – I still like Despaigne I just can’t not mention Yang.
C J. Lee SK Wyverns
C Yoo LG Twins
1B R. Ramos LG Twins
2B J. Choi SK Wyverns
SS J. Oh LG Twins
3B Jeong Choi SK Wyverns
OF Romak SK Wyverns
OF C. Lee LG Twins
OF H. Kim LG Twins
OF J. Lee Kiwoom
SK Wyverns ML + 175
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