We’re almost halfway through week three of the 2020 KBO season, and the LG Twins will take on the Samsung Lions in a Wednesday matchup at 5:30 a.m. ET on ESPN2. We break down the ideal strategy for Showdown contests on DraftKings below. You can set your lineup here.
Chae Heung Choi, SP, Samsung Lions: $16,200
If you’re going to pay up in the captain’s spot, Choi is your guy. He’s given up seven hits through 11 innings of work and is averaging 20.2 DKFP per game. The only other option above $15,000 to consider is Tyler Wilson ($15,300), who bounced back in his last start after tallying -6.9 fantasy points against the Dinos in his season debut. Wilson tallied 19.9 fantasy points in the second start of the season and could start to thrive like many other American pitchers have.
Roberto Ramos, 1B, LG Twins: $9,000
Ramos flashed his power again Tuesday by going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI’s against the Lions. He’s batting .400 with five home runs and 10 RBIs this year. Under $10,000 is a great bargain for one of the KBO’s most proven power hitters this season.
Hyun Soo Kim, OF, LG Twins: $10,800
Kim has a batting average identical to Ramos’ but hasn’t showcased much power. However, he is among the league leaders in hits (20). He might not be flashing much home run power, but he’s hit six doubles this season and is one of the few players with at least one triple. That puts him a solid scoring position and increase his chances of getting RBIs.
Dong Yeop Kim, OF, Samsung Lions: $5,400
Kim has been a bright spot for the Lions’ offense and leads them in hits (16) and RBIs (12). He’s hit two home runs this season and has tallied more than 20 home runs each year he’s played in at least 120 games. It’s hard to find a reason not to roster Kim at this price.