As usual, the KBOs five-game slate for Saturday will get started at 1:00 a.m. ET. The KIA Tigers and Doosan Bears will face off in the first game of the weekend before the other games get started at 4:00 a.m. ET. We break down some ideal classic lineup strategies below. You can set your lineup here.
Pitcher: Chang Mo Koo, NC Dinos ($9,300)
Koo has looked like the best pitcher in the KBO so far and is going up the worst offensive team in the league. Mike Wright tallied 27.9 DKFP against the Eagles on Friday, and Koo is averaging a league-high 30.8 fantasy points per outing. He’s 4-0 with a .51 ERA and .60 WHIP while leading the league in strikeouts (38). He’s easily one of the safest picks in the slate.
Catcher: Dong Won Park, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,200)
Woo Chan Ha had his worst performance of the season against the Heroes last month. Park is on a roll and homered against Ha the last time he faced the pitcher. Eui Ji Yang won’t face great pitching either, but hasn’t been worth his high price lately.
First Base: Jin Sung Kang, NC Dinos ($3,700)
Kang has the highest batting average (.438) and OBP (.500) in the KBO and is up against the pitcher with the the lowest DKFP average in the slate. He went 2-for-4 with a home run to tally 23 fantasy points Friday in his team’s 13-2 win and appears poised to have another strong showing. Another option is Roberto Ramos ($4,200), who leads the league in home runs (12) and hit two on Friday.
Second Base: Min Woo Park, NC Dinos ($4,700)
The Dinos’ leadoff man could be big against Hanwha’s weak pitching rotation. He went 3-for-5 and tallied 20 fantasy points Friday in a game where the Eagles had to use six pitchers. His ability to get on base could lead to runs because of the power behind him in the lineup.
Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($5,700)
Kim is riding a six-game hitting streak and has reached double-digits in DKFP five times in his last six games. He went 3-for-6 the last time he faced the Twins and could muster some of that same mojo to keep his momentum going.
Third Base: Jeong Choi, SK Wyverns ($4,900)
Choi bounced back from a scoreless outing on Thursday by notching 9.0 fantasy points Friday. He’s tallied at least 10 DKFP in seven of his last 10 games. He’s been batting .387 during that span, which is way up from his season average of .218.
Outfield: Aaron Altherr, NC Dinos ($4,700)
Altherr’s price has dropped despite tallying three hits, three RBIs, and two home runs over the course of his last two games. He’s up against poor Eagles pitching once again and could extend his home run streak to three games.
Outfield: Ho Ryung Kim, KIA Tigers ($3,100)
Kim has reached double-digits in DKFP for four straight games despite having not played pro ball since 2017 before this season. He’s lit a fire under the Tigers batting in the leadoff spot and is batting .294 with two home runs and four RBIs. You can’t beat this price for that production.