The KBO Rundown- FanDuel KBO DFS Picks- June 27, 2020 (6/27/20)

Welcome to the Daily Rundown for FanDuel for KBO DFS contests on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Pitcher to Target

Top Pitcher – William Cuevas – $27

I liked the spot that Hanwha was in for yesterday’s slate – but I am going to take my chips and run after they put up seven wins, going right back to picking on them.  Cuevas is my favourite option on the slate.  After a late start to the season, he looks to have rounded into form and was excellent in his last start for the Wiz, tossing 7 shut-out innings against the Lotte Giants, striking out 5 along the way.  He does a good job of missing bats (7.2 K/9), keeping runners off of the bases (1.21 WHIP) – and I like his chances of being the best performing pitcher for Saturday’s slate going up against Hanwha, who are well documented as the worst hitting team in the KBO by a pretty wide margin.

GPP Pitcher – Raul Alcantara – $27

Given that he is facing the best offence in the KBO, there is plenty of risk here – but the upside is great with Alcantara, who comes into this one on a roll.  Over his past three starts he has allowed 10 runs in 26 innings, striking out 24 along the way while picking up three wins.  He regularly pitches deep into games and has stuff that is in the upper echelon of SP’s in the KBO.  Doosan checks in as modest -135 favourites for Saturday’s game against the Dinos, and while there is risk here – on a pitching starved slate, I like this spot for him.

Stack to Target

Top Stack – Doosan Bears

The Bears are projected for the highest total on the board, sitting at 5.65 runs as they go up against a southpaw that hasn’t been able to miss any bats in his three starts this season in Sung Young Choi of the Dinos.  Over parts of 5 seasons, Choi has pitched to a 5.14 ERA to go along with a poor WHIP of 1.58.  Doosan lit him up chasing him early in his last outing – and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them do it again on Saturday.  They’ll be a popular stacking option, but to me – that is the only downside to stacking the Bears on Saturday in a plus, plus match-up.  I’ve included my favourite options from Doosan below for your reference:

  • OF Kun Woo Park $13 – Most of Doosan’s best bats are LH sticks, and while I’m not scared off of using the quality LH bats that Doosan has against a bad arm, I do like this spot for the man who is likely to be leading off for the Bears.  I’d like to see Park hit a few more bombs, but with a .863 OPS on the season, this doubles machine (15 on the year) is a great mid-priced option from Doosan to include in your builds.
  • IF Jose Fernandez $17 – After arguably the best start of any hitter in the KBO, Fernandez went through a pretty long slump – but he looks to have broken out of it as he has posted multi-hit games in 3 of the past 4 contests.  Should be hitting 2nd for Doosan in this one, and his price point will help keep his ownership levels somewhat in check.  Only has 7 HR and it has been a while since he hit one – but I think you’ll start to see him leave the yard with regularity in the near future.
  • IF Jae Il Oh $15 – Oh is a good enough bat to hit against a poor LHP, even though he’ll be lefty on lefty.  Should be hitting 3rd for the Bears, and is definitely worth including in your player pool in this great match-up.
  • IF Kyoung Min Hur $8 – The power that we’ve seen from him so far this season isn’t sustainable – as he only hit 4 HR in 575 AB’s in 2019, but if you are looking for a value play to include in your Doosan stack, Hur should be hitting 6th in this one and in a L/R match-up, he’s a fantastic value option for a team that should put up a bunch of runs.

GPP Stack – KT Wiz

If you are looking for a pivot, or compliment to Doosan – I like the spot for the Wiz in this one as well.  They are facing Min Woo Kim, who has consistently struggled in parts of six KBO seasons – sporting a 6.66 ERA to go along with a WHIP of 1.70.  While Kim has been better this season in terms of his ability to miss bats, he has given up plenty of hard contact as well, giving up 9 HR in 40 innings and change.  The Wiz have some quality sticks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them leave the yard multiple times against a pitcher who is prone to the longball.  I’ve included my favourite options from the Wiz below:

  • OF Mel Rojas Jr $17 – I won’t waste your time with a deep dive into Rojas.  He has 16 HR, and probably should be priced even higher than he is.
  • OF Baek Ho Kang $16 – On most teams he’d be the top stick, but he plays a quality second fiddle to Rojas.  Kang owns a 1.117 OPS on the season, and looks to be building on his 2019 campaign with significant improvements at the dish.
  • OF Yong Ho Jo $8 – If you are looking for a value option from the Wiz to toss into your player pool, Jo should be hitting 2nd in line-up and while he isn’t a traditional slugger – he is an on-base machine, and a threat on the base paths.  At this price, in a game where I expect them to put up runs – he’s a great punt with upside.
  • I don’t particularly like any of the IF’s for the Wiz, but if you were to include one – Jae Gyun Hwang is my favourite of the bunch.

Cheat Sheets

Players I am also very high on that I did not mention in this article can be found on today’s cheat sheets.

$ TierPIFOF
High
KT Starting P
(27 / 20.68)
Roberto Ramos
(17 / 10.83)
Hyun-Soo Kim
(15 / 10.42)
Kiwoom Starting P
(28 / 30.73)
Byung-Ho Park
(14 / 7.56)
Jae-Hwan Kim
(17 / 10.91)
Doosan Starting P
(27 / 24.11)
Jamie Romak
(13 / 7.47)
Medium
Jun-Woo Jeon
(12 / 8.43)
Hyung-Woo Choi
(11 / 6.79)
Dae-Ho Lee
(10 / 7.28)
Han-Joon Yoo
(11 / 0.69)
Low
Dong-Won Park
(9 / 8.18)
Ja-Wook Koo
(9 / 8.45)
Won-Seok Lee
(8 / 0.67)
Jeong-Dae Bae
(9 / 6.39)
Kang-Min Kim
(7 / 3.98)

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