Welcome to the Daily Rundown for FanDuel for KBO DFS contests on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Pitcher to Target
Top Pitcher – Aaron Brooks – $28
The match-up with Kiwoom isn’t the easiest on the board – but when it comes to the class of a pretty strong pitching slate, I like what Brooks brings to the table slightly more than a couple of other aces that are pairing off against great hitting line-ups in the DOO/NC game. Brooks comes into this one missing plenty of bats (7.8 K/9 on the season and 14 in his last two starts), and while the Heroes can swing it, I think that Brooks will be able to keep them off balance enough to keep them in check. He’s pitched to an elite 1.11 WHIP on the season to pair with his 2.62 ERA – and with many quality options on the mound today, I’m expecting pretty spread out ownership levels for P – something of a rarity for KBO play on FD.
GPP Pitcher – Odrisaimer Despaigne – $26
Despaigne’s form has been pretty poor of late, not missing many bats and struggling to pitch deep into games. The perfect recipe to right the ship? A match-up with the Hanwha Eagles. I like his chances of pitching deep into this one, racking up 6-8 K’s – and keeping runs off the board, which is consistent with the projected line which has Hanwha scoring 3.8 runs. Don’t expect rock bottom ownership levels here – but with many quality arms on the slate, I do think he has the potential to be lower owned than he should be, given his mediocre metrics.
Stack to Target
Top Stack – LG Twins
The Twins check in with the highest projected total – with them forecasted to put up 6 runs as they go up against Joo Han Kim of SK Wyverns who has only made one start on the season. Kim has had a below average KBO career, spanning parts of 5 seasons that have seen him pitch to an ERA of 5.68 to go along with a WHIP of 1.56. The Twins have plenty of quality LH sticks that should be able to hit the below average arm – and I like their chances of going over the projected total of 6 runs on Sunday’s action. I’ve included my favourite options from the Twins below:
- OF Roberto Ramos $17 – Ramos has been pretty quiet since returning from an injury on June 18th, but it’s only a matter of time before the slugger gets it going. He’s been an elite bat all season long. If you think that you can build a quality stack of the Twins without him, doing so makes for an interesting game theory fade (or under-weight position) – but it’s risky.
- OF Hyun Soo Kim $15 – More of a doubles hitter than a traditional slugger – but a quality stick nonetheless. I expect him to be able to handle the match-up with ease against Kim, and even though he’s a little more expensive than I’d like – this is KBO baseball, and salary constraints are far from challenging. He’s one of LG’s top bats.
- IF Ji Whan Oh $9 – Will likely be hitting 2nd for the Twins in this one. At an affordable price, and to give a piece in the IF – he’s a fantastic value play who is always a SB threat (36 SB combined between 2019 and 2020).
GPP Stack – KT Wiz
I have no problem going back to the well again on Sunday’s slate with the Wiz – who are projected for the third highest total on the board at 5.7 runs as they go up against Chad Bell of Hanwha, who has not looked sharp all season long for the Eagles. I don’t think Bell is nearly as bad as his 7.67 ERA and 1.93 WHIP indicate – but I have no problem stacking against him until we see him string together a few quality starts for the Eagles. The Wiz have plenty of quality RH sticks, which is my preferred course of action for stacking against the southpaw, Bell. I’ve included my favourite options from the squad below:
- OF Mel Rojas Jr $17 – The switch hitting slugger continues to be the top option and should be one of, if not your highest owned member of the Wiz if you decide to follow suit and stack them against Bell.
- OF Han Joo Yoo $11 – I’ll pivot on my second recommendation from the Wiz for Sunday, moving off of LH stick, Baek Ho Kang (who I do think you should keep in your player pool as a fyi) – instead recommending Yoo, who should be hitting 5th for KT in this one. He has enough power to leave the yard, and has followed up his .827 OPS in 2019 with a .830 mark so far in 2020.
- IF Kyung Soo Park $8 – Park is my preferred IF from the Wiz over Hwang in this one. He should be hitting 6th in the line-up, and while he isn’t a remarkable hitter, he has the ability to do some damage, as evidenced by his .817 OPS on the season to go along with 4 HR and 7 2B.
- OF Jeong Dae Bae $9 – Likely hitting 2nd in the line-up, I’d like to see him hit some more HR, but he has been a doubles machine (15 on the season) and owns a .886 OPS and 5 SB after a dismal (but limited) 2019 season.
Players I am also very high on that I did not mention in this article can be found on today’s cheat sheets.
|High||Kia Starting P (28 / 24.72)||Jeong Choi (15 / 7.61)||Hyun-Soo Kim (15 / 12.07)|
|LG Starting P (26 / 21.98)||Jae-Il Oh (15 / 6.76)||Baek-Ho Kang (16 / 15.40)|
|KT Starting P (26 / 21.33)||Preston Tucker (17 / 9.87)|
|Medium||Jamie Romak (13 / 7.01)||Hyung-Woo Choi (13 / 7.93)|
|Jun-Woo Jeon (12 / 8.81)|
|Low||Dixon Machado (10 / 5.44)||Ja-Wook Koo (9 / 9.51)|
|Jae-Gyun Hwang (8 / 12.36)||Chun-Woong Lee (8 / 7.68)|
|Ji-Wan Na (9 / 5.55)|
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