The Korea Baseball Organization has a five-game slate for Tuesday to kick off the week DraftKings will have its usual group of classic contests available for the action. We go over the top plays at each position ahead for the first classic slate of the week, and you can set your lineup here.
Pitcher: Adrian Sampson, Lotte Giants ($8,600)
Sampson is still being eased back into things, and threw a season-high 84 pitches in his last game. His numbers haven’t been great, but Hanwha is replacing 10 of its players with minor leaguers ahead of Tuesday’s game. That means he could have a chance to shine against a weak offensive team that might be getting even worse. This is a bit of a wild card play, but it could pay off big time.
Catcher: Dong Won Park, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,600)
This will likely be a toss up between Eui Ji Yang and Park for the foreseeable future, but Park’s price helps construct much more flexible lineups. The Heroes catcher has a narrow edge in DKFP and costs significantly less. His 28 RBIs rank third in the league.
First Base: Roberto Ramos, LG Twins ($4,700)
The KBO’s home run leader has seen his price rise significantly this season, and he should continue to be a popular pick because of his power hitting and high batting average. A cheaper play to consider is Keon Change Seo ($3,800), who provides plenty of upside batting leadoff and leads the league in stolen bases (7).
Second Base: Min Woo Park, NC Dinos ($4,500)
Park hasn’t been at his best lately, but is leading off for a Dinos team that’s been on a tear at the plate. He’s bound to get things going again at some point, and the Bears have one of the least impressive pitching rotations in the KBO this year. Jin Hyuk No (#3,400), who started off the year as one of the better value play options has begun to pick up some steam. He should also receive some consideration for this spot.
Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($6,100)
Kim has the highest upside at short stop and is riding an eight game hitting streak that’s seen him tally at least 10 DKFP five times. His batting average (.286) and consistency is rising and he’s had some time to bounce back from the ankle injury that affected him over the weekend.
Third Base: Sang Su Kim, Samsung Lions ($5,000)
There have been a slew of injuries at third base, which makes me most confident in Kim, who still boasts a top five OBP of .444. Getting productive leadoff batters can be important to building a successful lineup.
Outfield: Ho Ryung Kim, KIA Tigers ($3,400)
Kim has been the most consistently productive outfielder in the KBO lately. He’s batting .375 with two home runs and four RBIs since being plugged int the leadoff spot late last month and leads all position players in DKFP per game (13.3). Capitalizing on his production while he’s cheap could be key.
Outfield: Jin Sung Kang, NC Dinos ($3,600)
Kang racked up a ton of points against the Eagles last week. He tallied eight hits and seven RB!s in the three-game series while hitting two home runs. Doosan has only given up fewer hits and runs than Hanwha, so Kang could continue to benefit from poor pitching this week. He leads the KBO in batting average (.468) by a wide margin.