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Pitchers
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
SP Drew Rucinski NCD C. Lim (R) $9,300 21.06
The guy is just rock solid. You know what you get out of him every time and that’s a floor of essentially 18 DK points. He is averaging 8.3 K/9, allowing less than a HR/9 has a sparkling ERA of 2.30 and has won three straight starts. Even on the road Rucinski is a big -230 favorite and this LG offense has averaged the third fewest runs in the league since the calendar flipped to July. Ride the hot hand and use Rucinski in any and all formats.
SP Won Tae Choi KIW H. Yang (L) $8,500 12.76
Choi has been up and down all year long but just two starts ago he clashed against this same KIA team and shut them out across seven innings on his way to 30 DK points. He’s actually squared off against KIA twice this year and has only allowed two earned runs in 12 innings. He’s been way worse on the road which worries me, so let’s use Choi in tournaments only. Avoid him in cash games.
SP Chris Flexen DOO J. Seo (R) $8,600 14.18
It was a tough outing for Flexen his last time out against the league’s worst team, so that sucked considering he was such a strong option for cash games, but here we go again. Flexen draws an offense in the bottom half of the league since the calendar flipped to July and has been strong on the road winning all three starts while pitching a 3.50 ERA, a full run less than his home mark. We know we have the DOO offensive firepower backing him as well as they’re -210 favorites.
SP Min Woo Kim HAN J. Kim (R) $7,100 12.74
It’s tough to love any pitcher from Hanwha because the run support is lacking, but Kim has been very strong over his last two starts. He’s notching 14 K’s in 10 innings and has 19+ DK points in each game. Kim has actually been an elite strikeout artist all season long posting a 9.7 K/9, one of the top marks in the league. He gets an anemic offense in SK to match-up with and is actually a -132 favorite at home here.
Hitters
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
C Se Hyuk Park DOO J. Seo (R) $3,800 6.26
We talk about the lack of quality hitting catchers in the KBO all the time which is why the demand for the best (Dong Won Park & Eui Ji Yang) are so prominent. Well Se Hyuk Park is one of the good ones, notching an eight-game hitting streak and is slashing .424/.474/.545 over his last 10 games. He’s risen his average to .299 and OPS is now just under .800 at .785.
C Eui Ji Yang NCD C. Lim (R) $5,700 8.61
He may not be leading the league in hitting like he did a year ago, but Yang is performing just fine in the heart of the Dinos lineup. He gets a match-up against a right-handed pitching allowing RHH to bat .302 against him while Yang himself has found a lot of success against RHP hitting .305 with 6-of-8 homers.
1B/OF Hyung Woo Choi KIA W. Choi (R) $4,900 8.78
This has been one of the KBO’s most consistent hitters over the last decade, maybe in its history. He’s hit 14+ home runs in every season since 2008 and has driving in 70+ runs in every season since then as well. He’s well on his way to both of those numbers once again. He has the split advantage here.
1B/OF Ja Wook Koo SAM W. Cuevas (R) $4,300 10.34
Just call him a professional hitter. Koo has hits in four straight and in 9-of-10. Koo has 19 XBH and seven SB this year so he does a little of everything. He also has the split advantage and William Cuevas has allowed left-handers to bat .280 on the year. Koo is multi-position eligible to boot. He’s a no-brainer.
1B/2B Keon Chang Seo KIW H. Yang (L) $4,700 9.15
We shouldn’t be scared off by the lefty-lefty match-up considering Yang allows lefties to bat .281 this year. Seo does a little of everything as he’s up to 17 XBH, 13 SB, 37 R and 26 RBI. He has fared very well against LHP himself batting .298, which is better than the .271 he’s hit vs. RHP.
2B Kyung Soo Park KTW Y. Heo (L) $3,100 7.1
He didn’t start on Thursday so he should be right back into the lineup for Friday’s contest. Over his last 10 games, Park has slashed .333/.417/.633 with three bombs and 12 RBI. He has the split advantage as he’s batting .324 vs. LHP on the year and has three bombs in just 37 at-bats against them.
Pos Player Team Opp. Pitcher DK Sal. DK FPPG
2B/3B Sang Su Kim SAM W. Cuevas (R) $4,500 7.94
It’s not the most fun paying for a guy at this price tag when he hasn’t hit a single home run to this point of the year, but he’s very productive. He has still managed an .854 OPS thanks to his uncanny ability to reach base. He has insane .437 OBP thanks to 31 walks and 65 hits through 55 games. He’s also able to run a bit with seven steals on the year. We can slot him in at 3B if we have concerns with the position scarcity.
3B Won Seok Lee SAM W. Cuevas (R) $3,600 7.61
Over his last 10 games, Lee has slashed .355/.436/.548 and has belted two homers and driven in 10 runs. This game has the second highest O/U at 10 implied runs and SAM is the clubhouse leader in July for runs per game right now.
3B Kyoung Min Hur DOO J. Seo (R) $3,700 9.05
Hey...another bad 3B slate! Hur, on the other hand, makes it all better considering his .463/.500/.537 slash over his last 10 games. He’s riding an eight-game hitting streak and has two steals over that span, so he’s contributing elsewhere due to the fact he doesn’t contribute much power.
SS Ju Suk Ha HAN J. Kim (R) $4,200 8
He’s not a big, powerful guy, but Ha hits third for Hanwha and has two seasons of double-digit home runs on his resume dating back to 2016-’17. He’s hitting .320 on the year and has a split advantage in this match-up as well. Ha is in a really good spot and is a fantastic value on this slate of games as well.
SS Ha Seong Kim KIW H. Yang (L) $5,900 10.48
Although the power has slowed down for Kim, the hitting has not, however, batting .371 over his last 10 games as he’s reached base safely in all 10. He has hit 10 bombs, however, and Yang has given up five to RHH this season. Kim’s the best spend up at the position that lacks high priced options.
OF Jeong Dae Bae KTW Y. Heo (L) $2,900 9.24
Another righty against the southpaw arm. Speaking on that southpaw, Heo may have a 3.60 ERA, but his FIP is 6.15. His luck is going to run out against KTW. Bae is ROLLIN’ right now notching three multi-hit games over his last four games and has seven double-digit FP over his last 10. Bae is also only 3.4 and has the split advantage like previously mentioned.
OF Mel Rojas Jr. KTW Y. Heo (L) $6,100 11.96
Rojas is the best player in the KBO right now. If the season ended today he should and most likely would win league MVP. Rojas is batting .404 with six homers against LHP thus far. His .426 OBP plays right into our hand as Yoon Dong Heo walks 5.4 per nine innings.
OF Yong Kyu Lee HAN J. Kim (R) $3,600 6.77
Lee offers nothing in the power department. At all. But he has four steals over his last five games and now has 10 on the year. What gives him a realistic chance at stealing bags night is his .378 OBP thanks to his keen eye at the dish as he’s walked 24 times this season.
OF Hee Dong Kwon NCD C. Lim (R) $2,900 8.5
How about getting a borderline elite value on the best offense in the league? Kwon has had such a good season and has been particularly good of late belting four homers over his last 10 games while posting a .649 SLG during that span. He gets a RHP tonight that struggles with righty bats and the good news is Kwon thrives vs. RHP. He’s hit 8-of-9 bombs against them and is batting .316 vs. them.
OF Aaron Altherr NCD C. Lim (R) $5,400 12
I’m going to keep playing the guy as long as he can put up the numbers he is. He’s essentially the Ronald Acuna of the KBO. Maybe that’s why he shipped overseas. He has 14 bombs, 40 runs scored, 50 more driven in and 10 stolen bases. He could finish in the top-10 by year's end in each of those categories.
Team Stacks
1 KTW Wiz   Opp. Pitcher Yoon Dong Heo
Stack Mel Rojas Jr. Kyung Soo Park Jeong Dae Bae Jae Gyun Hwang Han Joon Yoo
Stacking KTW on this slate is ideal considering the match-up. The line has moved to -195 in favor of KTW and the implied runs total is up as well sitting at a slate best 10.5. Yoon Dong Heo does NOT miss bats, walks a bunch of people (5.4 BB/9) and has a FIP nearly 2.5 runs higher than his ERA. Stack the righties against Heo and see the stacks of green roll in.
2 SAM Lions   Opp. Pitcher William Cuevas
Stack Ja Wook Koo Sang Su Kim Won Seok Lee Hae Min Park  
How about a game stack, here? I already mentioned this game has a 10.5 O/U but Cuevas has allowed 4+ earned runs in 5-of-8 starts this season. His ERA of 5.06 leaves a lot to be desired and he’s allowed LHH to hit .280 on the year. The month of July has been fantastic for Samsung as they’re the league leaders in runs per game while hitting .326 as a team.