Brian Healy gives his best tips for successfully cashing in KBO DFS!
As the MLB has its sights set on a late July restart, we will continue staying up late/waking up early to play KBO DFS. We are through just over 11 weeks, and the play/coverage has been great. While we don’t see as many strikeouts or home runs, it has been a fantastic product to enjoy while we wait for MLB return.
The biggest challenge to prepare for KBO baseball thus far is getting your hands on the relevant data you are used to when playing MLB. When analyzing batters, I like to have a good understanding of their recent performance. Who is seeing the ball well and excelling over a short period of time? I use this information to help lean me one way or another if deciding between players and/or ensure I’m including these players in any team stacks. Let’s dig into some of the league top performers over the last two weeks.
Last Two Weeks Hitters:
🔹 While Mel Rojas Jr. and Jose Fernandez are near the top of the list, they are very well known commodities at this point so I will exclude them from today’s write up.
🔹 Aaron Altherr (Dinos): Finally performing at the level most of us expected early in the season. His recent performance has resulted in him moving up in the lineup. A whopping .419 ISO and 1.204 OPS. He has also seen a nice uptick in extra-base hits over this span.
🔹 Ha-seong Kim (Heroes): The Kiwoom shortstop is another player who came in with very high expectations, struggled out of the gate and has been surging ever since. Over the last two weeks, he is batting .359 with a .981 OPS and a massive 31% hard-hit rate. If you’re not punting SS, look no further than Kim.
🔹 Jae-gyun Hwang (Wiz): The final member I’ll highlight today is KT’s third baseman, J. Hwang. Similar to Kim and Altherr, Hwang started the year batting out of the middle third of the lineup (6th) while his performance was inconsistent. He recently moved up to the two-hole, hitting ahead of Mel Rojas, and his results have been tremendous. A .417 AVG, 1.195 OPS and .312 ISO to go along with his increased extra-base hits (19%). Similar to Kim, he is someone you can play as a one-off or within your KT Wiz stacks.
As the content team at Elite continues to compile KBO data, we will continue to push more and more of it out in our daily articles to help you make informed decisions when building your lineups!
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