DraftKings has a five-game KBO slate for Thursday morning, and we break down some ideal picks for Monday at each position below. You can set your lineup here.
Pitcher: Min Ho Lee, LG Twins ($7,100)
The Wyverns have the least hits in the KBO this season and have scored the second fewest runs. Lee has cracked 17 DKFP in each of his last two starts. While the sample size is small, his 1.10 ERA and .92 WHIP are promising.
Catcher: Eui Ji Yang, NC Dinos ($6,000)
Yang has hit home runs in back-to-back games since being moved to the five spot. Young Ha Lee had one of his worst outings this season against the Dinos earlier this season. The Dinos only scored one run Wednesday, and its hard to see the best offensive team in the league falling short for a second straight game — especially against a Bears team that typically gives up a ton of hits.
First Base: Jin Sung Kang, NC Dinos ($4,000)
Kang had a rare hitless outing Wednesday but appears to be locked into the cleanup spot. He still leads the league in batting average and slugging percentage.
Second Base: Dixon Machado, Lotte Giants ($4,000)
Picking on the Eagles will likely be pretty common moving forward, and Machado appears to be figuring things out. Although he’s one of the few international players who’s struggled at the plate, he’s strung together three straight multi-hit games. Chad Bell has a sky-high 9.00 ERA with 2.09 WHIP, so I’d try to ride Machado’s hot streak.
Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($6,100)
Dae Woo Kim has more walks (11) than strikeouts (8) in his 21 innings of work and the Heroes’ star shortstop is riding a 10-game hitting streak. He seems like a lock to get at least a few points for the foreseeable future.
Third Base: Sang Su Kim, Samsung Lions ($4,500)
Kim ranks fifth in OBP (.446) and his leadoff spot makes him enticing despite his matchup with one of the better pitchers on the slate. He doesn’t have much power but has a solid floor at a weak position.
Outfield: Ah Seop Son, Lotte Giants ($3,800)
The Giants’ leadoff man went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs and is facing one of the worst pitchers in the slate on Thursday. He ranks sixth in OBP (.439) and should get plenty of opportunities to tally a fourth straight game of at least 10 DKFP.
Outfield: Preston Tucker, KIA Tigers ($5,700)
Tucker leads the KBO in RBIs (30) and tallied 11 DKFP Wednesday before his game was called because of rain five innings in. He’ll be up against a pitcher with a 12.19 ERA. Min Soo Kim has 2.81 WHIP and has given up 25 hits and 14 runs in just 10 1⁄3 innings of work. A power hitter like Tucker should be licking his chops.