We have a FOUR-game main slate on tap for Saturday as opposed to the normal five gamer. NO weather concerns either! DraftKings has decided to exclude the LG Twins & Kia Tigers game starting three hours before the others.

 

Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SP Won Tae Choi KIW W. Cuevas (R) $9,100
Choi has been a very successful pitcher in the KBO during his short career. The 23-year old did make his first appearance back in 2015, but didn’t become a full-time starter until 2015. Since that time, Choi has notched an ERA below four in back-to-back seasons and has a WHIP of 1.33 or below in three straight campaigns. It’s a big 10.5 O/U in this one so let's limit our exposure to Choi for tournaments.
SP Mike Wright NCD D. Buchanan (R) $8,900
I mentioned Choi is more of a GPP play at this top tier, but Wright is the play we should deploy in cash. The Dinos are huge favorites here at -215 in the lowest total of the slate (9.5). Wright is 3-0 this season with a 2.86 ERA. He’s gotten a bit lucky considering the .211 BABIP he’s posted along with the 4.1 BB/9, but he has an elite offense to support him and he’s striking a lot of guys out as evidence by his 8.2 K/9. Samsung has won three in a row, but they’re still a bottom-three team in the league and Wright should have his way with them in this spot.
SP William Cuevas KTW W. Choi (R) $7,700
After a rocky first start of the year, Cuevas has picked it up in his previous three outings. He’s put up double-figure DK points in each contest and has gone deep into games in all three as well, pitching six or more innings. He has flashed seven strikeout upside and the KIW offense isn’t all that potent as they’ve fallen into the middle of the pack in almost all categories. The import is the underdog in this spot and can be someone we deploy in GPP’s.
SP Ricardo Pinto SK S. Jang (R) $7,400
Do I love the fact that Pinto allowed 13 hits last time out? No. Do I love the 1.9 WHIP he sports through his first four starts of the year? Absolutely not. That said, we have limited options on this four game slate and the match-up is a good one for Pinto. Hanwha has a .252 team average, has hit the fewest home runs and is tied for a league worst 76 runs batted in. I actually like Hanwha starter Shi Hwan Jang on the other side of this match-up as well.
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD D. Buchanan (R) $5,200
Yang is riding a four-game hitting streak and has at least one hit in 7-of-8 games. He’s slashing .370/.528/.741 and has driven in 11 runs just over his last 10. David Buchanan has shown he can be lights out -- like he was his last time out -- but also has shown he can be shelled, giving up 10 runs to LG on the 19th of May.
C Dong Won Park KIW W. Cuevas (R) $4,400
*We can play both catchers from KIW dependent on who plays*. Park has been superior at the dish, for sure and has slashed .368/.405/.711 over his last 10 games. William Cuevas has been worse against RHH this year allowing a .271 AVG compared to .209 vs. LHH.
1B/OF Jae Hwan Kim DOO J. Seo (R) $5,600
Kim has been struggling a bit of late, but nothing like this sort of match-up to get him going. Kim hits BOMBS. Before last season’s dead ball, he hit 35+ in three straight seasons. He’s once against slugging over .500 and is facing a pitcher who’s already served up four bombs this season. Kim is a prime bounceback candidate tonight.
1B/2B Keon Chang Seo KIW W. Cuevas (R) $3,600
Considering the lack of depth at 2B on this slate, I could see Seo being the highest owned at the position on Saturday. He’s hitting .321 this year and has risen that due to the .375 clip he’s hitting at just over his last 10.
2B Min Woo Park NCD D. Buchanan (R) $4,400
The Dinos lead off man is elite at hitting and being on base. He does not have much power but he is fast as he’s swiped 10+ stolen bases in six straight seasons. David Buchanan struggles with LHH which plays into Park’s hand. Considering Buchanan is a RHP could mean more opportunity for steals as well.
3B/SS Jeong Choi SK S. Jang (R) $4,600
I’m not ready to say he’s back, but he’s heating up for damn sure. Choi had his third multi-hit game in his last four contests on Friday and he even went yard for just the second time this season. He’s reached base two or more times in four straight games and even in a season in which he’s batting .191, he has a very strong .353 OBP.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal.
SS Jae Ho Kim DOO J. Seo (R) $2,300
I’m going to keep going back to this well as long as he’s this cheap. Not only is he this cheap, but he keeps hitting as well. His average has remained above .360 for a large chunk of the year. He’s not going to wow anyone with power, but a couple of hits and runs scored and we’re talking about an investment well worth the price of admission.
3B Kyoung Min Hur DOO J. Seo (R) $2,600
How are we still getting him this cheap? Hur went yard on Friday and also stole a base, putting up 26 DK points and showing up in every single winning lineup there was. Jun Won Seo, Lotte starter, has served up three homers to RHH while allowing a .283 AVG as well. Hur is a lock and load in cash games at this price.
OF Sung Bum Na NCD D. Buchanan (R) $4,800
Na homered again on Friday giving him three in the last two games and seven for the season. He’s riding a little six game hitting streak with seven multi-hit outings over his last 10. David Buchanan has given up four home runs to LHH and they’re also hitting .328 off of him this season.
OF Ah Seop Son LOT Y. Lee (R) $3,700
Although he hasn’t flashed the power, he’s been a double-digit home run producer for years now, so that will come. His match-up with DOO starter is a good one considering Lee has allowed LHH to bat .429 this season.
OF Soo Kwang Noh SK S. Jang (R) $3,300
Rinse and repeat everything we just said about Jeong. He’s also riding a six-game hitting streak but has actually been even more dominant over his last 10 games than Jeong as he’s hit .429 with an OPS over 1.000. Noh also has a little speed upside as well.
OF Ji Gi Jeong SK S. Jang (R) $3,800
When diving into the numbers, let's note how much Shi Hwan Jang struggles with LHH. Lefties are batting a robust .400 against him & 6-of-9 XBH he's allowed have come against them. Jeong is riding a six-game hitting streak and has hit .367 with a .906 OPS over his last 10 games overall. Jeong has little power, but does have a lot of speed and maximizes at-bats hitting atop the order.
OF Jeong Dae Bae KTW W. Choi (R) $2,300
Bae is riding a 13-game hitting streak and has risen his average up to .411 on the year. He hasn’t hit any homers, but he has 11 XBH and 14 RBI. Not only that, but he’s stolen two bags to boot. Bae is so cheap and hard to ignore even if we really like Choi in this spot.
Team Stacks
1 DOO Bears   Opp. Pitcher J. Seo (R)
Stack Kyung Min Hur Jae Hwan Kim Jae Ho Kim Kun Woo Park Jose Fernandez
We only have two totals over 10 and this game is one of them. Doosan is in a smash spot as he's allowed four bombs in four starts and gave up 10 in 97 innings last season. He also has a career 1.56 WHIP and 5.38 ERA and one of the most premier offenses in the league should be able to exploit him easily.
2 NCD Dinos   Opp. Pitcher D. Buchanan (R)
Stack Min Woo Park Jin Sung Kang Sung Bum Na Eui Yi Yang Suk Min Park
Just in: The Dinos lost on Friday, which is weird. The league's best team should be back at it again on Saturday against import David Buchanan. Buchanan has allowed four homers this year and the Dinos lead the league in HR hit. I mentioned in Doosan's write-up that there were two games with 10+ totals; this is the second.
3 SK Wyverns   Opp. Pitcher S. Jang (R)
Mini-Stack Jeong Choi Jin Gi Jeong Soo Kwang Noh    
I mean, it's very hard to ignore the fact that SK draws a match-up with a pitcher with a WHIP of 2.25 and that's not in just one start, that's a four game sample size. Jang can strike people out at a high rate, but it's seemingly a strikeout or a hit and nothing in between. SK has some players heating up and that are very cheap and could be worth using in a mini-stack.