DraftKings has another five-game KBO slate for Thursday, and there will be classic contests available including all of the matchups. We go over the top plays at each position below, and you can set your lineup here.
Pitcher: Hyeong Jun So, KT Wiz ($7,500)
So had a great debut against the defending champs and only allowed two runs. The 18-year-old hasn’t put up eye-popping stats, but has proved that he can keep the score low. He’s 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and will face one of the worst offensive teams in the KBO (the Hanwha Eagles).
Catcher: Eui Ji Yang, NC Dinos ($5,000)
Yang is looking like a stud again and has scored at least 10 fantasy points in three straight games. He’s rebounded from a slow start to bat .317 with one home run and 10 RBIs. Yang has proven to be the only catcher worth paying up for at this point in the season.
First Base: Roberto Ramos, LG Twins ($3,100)
Ramos leads the KBO in home runs (6) and is efficient at the plate as well. He’s batting .396 with 11 RBIs. He’s hit a home run in each of his last two games and has yet to rise above $4,000. Get him while he’s cheap, but consider paying up for Baek Ho Kang ($5,900) if you’d be more comfortable with a bigger name.
Second Base: Min Woo Park, NC Dinos ($4,000)
Most of the Dinos were a little off during their 2-1 loss to the Bears Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean Park isn’t one of his team’s most reliable batters. He was walked more often than he struck out last season and could accomplish that feat again this year. He has a talent for getting on base and can capitalize in his speed after base hits.
Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,700)
Kim is building momentum and has tallied three hits and three runs while being walked four times in his last two games. His 3-for-6 outing appears to have given him the confidence to play like a legitimate MLB prospect. He hit a season-high 25 fantasy points Wednesday, extending his streak of double-digit performances to three games. He should continue to ride high.
Third Base: Jae Gyun Hwang, KT Wiz ($4,700)
Hwang is coming off back-to-back 20-point fantasy outings and has cracked double-digits in five straight games. The more expensive third baseman are a lot more streaky than Hwang has been as of late. He’s far from a flashy play, but gets on base often enough and is riding a hot streak.
Outfield: Jung Hoo Lee, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,200)
The 2017 KBO Rookie of the year is young, but has shown that he has plenty of pop in his bat. Four of the seven hits he’s amassed in his last three games have been doubles and he’s driven in five runs during that span. His .392 batting average, three home runs, 13 RBIs, and 1.183 OPS are nothing to scoff at.
Outfield: Preston Tucker, Kia Tigers ($6,100)
I’d keep plugging Tucker until he has a couple dud games in a row. He’s notched six straight outings with at least 10 fantasy points and has reach double figures in eight of his last nine appearances. He’s batting .442 with five home runs and 20 RBIs. It’s hard to find that kind of production elsewhere, and he’s been more consistent than most other outfield sluggers.
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