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KBO Stacks and Plays – May 30th
I’m really looking forward to this main KBO slate! Let’s be honest… part of that is because we get an extra 90 minutes of sleep 🙂 but I digress… Here are a few quick notes:
- Weekend games in the KBO start earlier 👊 😴
- There are 5 total KBO games happening. One of the games begins at 12am CDT and the other four have first pitch at 3am CDT
- DraftKings removed the first game from the main slate and made it a Showdown. The DK main slate is 4 games (all beginning at 3am CDT).
- The early game is LG vs KIA
- FanDuel will include the early game in their main slate – the first game locks 🔒 at 12am CDT and the other four are late swap up until 3am.
Top Hitters and Stacks
Here are several of my favorite hitting options for tomorrow. For a detailed look at more individual hitters, see our KBO Cheatsheets! There you can find core plays highlighted in blue as well as other cash and tournament options. For the purposes of this article, our hitter focus will revolve around stacks. Prices listed will be DraftKings/FanDuel.
Our Cheatsheets tonight are LIVE! You have time to jump in, save time, and apply our help for the overnight slate. You unlock core plays to build around, key pieces to stacks, great 4 and 5 star one-offs, and detailed coaching notes providing the why behind the play.
DOOSAN BEARS (vs RHP Seo Jun-won)
The Bears should once again be the highest owned stack of the night. They face off against arguably the worst pitcher on the slate and have a ton of upside. There is merit to fading in tournaments but even there I would suggest primarily looking to get different somewhere else. The top options here are Jose Fernandez, Oh Jae-il (if in lineup), Kim Jae-hwan and Choi Ju-hwan. Others worth mixing in are Park Kun-woo, Jung soo-bin and Kim Jae-ho.
Editor’s Note – When targeting a chalk stack, consider unique constructions. One way is to drop down the order with a “wrap stack” including the 8 and 9 hitters with the 1 and 2. Another method is the “gap stack.” For more information on the gap stack, and why it’s so explosive, start a discussion with our coaches inside our VIP KBO forums. They love helping!
NC DINOS (vs RHP David Buchanan)
The Dinos are hot and have been scoring a ton of runs. They will also be chalky. David Buchanan has shown that he can pitch well but is also very inconsistent. I think NC jumps on him early tomorrow. My favorite options are Yang Eui-ji, Park Suk-min, Na Sung-Bum and Aaron Altherr. You can also mix in No Jin-hyuk, Park Min-woo and Kang Jin-sung.
HANWHA EAGLES (vs RHP (Ricardo Pinto)
Hanwha could be sneaky tonight. Ricardo Pinto does not strike out many hitters and has struggled this season. Hanwha has had their fair share of struggles at the plate but have also shown that they can score runs in bunches. It’s worth noting that Pinto did shut them down earlier this season but I like the spot as a lower-owned tournament option. Don’t go crazy here but it is worth some exposure in MME 🙂 I like Jared Hoying, Choi Jae-hoon, Lee Sung-yeol, Jung Jin-ho and Jon Eun-wong with Hoying and Lee as my favorites.
KIWOOM HEROES (vs RHP William Cuevas)
Kiwoom is boom or bust and should be relatively low owned. William Cuevas has some upside tonight but has been prone to giving up home runs and Kiwoom is no stranger to the long ball. Some of my favorites tonight are Lee Jung-hoo, Park Dong-won, Park Byung-ho, Kim Ha-seong and Seo Keon-chang.
LOTTE GIANTS (vs RHP Lee Young-ha)
The Giants have cooled down considerably after starting the season on an offensive tear. They have big scoring potential and the matchup is intriguing. Lee was solid last season but has been off so far in 2020. I think Lotte will be overlooked here and make another great tournament option to sprinkle into your MME. I like using Lee Dae-ho, An Chi-hong, Hur Kyoung-min, Min Byung-hun and Son Ah-seop. Dixon Machado also works because of his power but he’s been hitting 9th.
KT Wiz (vs RHP Choi Won-tae)
The KT offense is one of the best in the KBO and ranks first overall in OPS and Batting Average. They face off against a very consistent pitcher and the most expensive on the slate tonight. His WHIP and ERA are solid but the lack of strikeouts from Choi make KT especially interesting for me tonight. There are lots of solid hitters on this team but some of my favorites for tonight are Mel Rojas Jr, Hwang Jae-gyun, Joe Yong-ho, Park Kyung-soo and Moon Sang-chul.
**12am Game** LG (vs RHP Lee Min-woo)
If you are playing the FD slate I like Ramos (beast), Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Min-sung and Chan Eun-sung.
This pitching slate is perfect for tournaments. You can make a case to play just about any pitcher and also to fade them. I’m interested to see how ownership shakes out and will be interested in at least 5-6 of the starters for my 20 entry contest lineups.
Choi Won-tae ($9,100 / $25)
The matchup here is tough but Choi has been one of the more solid pitching options in the KBO over the past few seasons. His 3.86 ERA to start 2020 is a few ticks above his 2020 FranGraph’s ZiPS projection of 3.58 (that projection is 5th best of all pitchers) and his WHIP sits at 1.33. Choi is not a pitcher that will overpower hitters and has a relatively low strikeout percentage but does have good control and excels at limiting baserunners. The KT offense ranks 3rd in OPS and 1st in overall batting average which makes Choi a tournament option. His price-ceiling ratio is limited, especially on DraftKings, but he has shown the ability to pitch well even in tougher matchups. I lean GPP on DK and ALL formats on FD.
Mike Wright ($8,900 / $27)
Wright is not a lock tonight but definitely my favorite pitcher on the slate. For starters, the matchup against Samsung is solid. Their OPS rank is 3rd to last and they strike out more than half of the teams in the league. I think Wright will take advantage here with strikeouts. He projects to finish 4th in the league with an 8.1 K/9. The upside does come with volatility, however. Control has been a problem to start the season (10 walks in 22IP) and Samsung is the 3rd best team at drawing walks. There is high upside here and also some risk. Even so, Wright is an ALL formats play for me.
Lee Young-ha ($8,300 / $23)
2020 has not been kind to Lee so far: 5.75 ERA/1.97 WHIP/15K/16BB in 20.1 innings pitched. No, that is not a typo… he has more walks than strikeouts. Yikes! There is some reason for optimism for a few reasons. First, Lee is projected to finish top 15 in ERA this season and he did have a decent 2019. I am also intrigued by the matchup because after a blazing hot start, Lotte’s offense has cooled down considerably. Aside from an 11-run explosion on 5/27, their runs scored the last 4 games are 0, 0, 3 and 2. My recommendation is to play him more on FanDuel because he is inexpensive and can pick up points with a quality start (FD only) and is favored to get the win. His limited strikeout upside and higher price tag on DraftKings makes him a GPP dart option only.
William Cuevas ($7,700 / $25)
I like Cuevas tonight and it’s not only because he projects top 15 in both ERA and K/9. Although his opponent (Kiwoom) can absolutely smash the ball, they also strike out a ton. He also dominated in his most recent 2019 outings against Kiwoom. This is a boom or bust play but his scoring upside is as high as any on the slate. Cuevas makes for a solid GPP option on both DK and FD.
Jang Shi-hwan ($6,700 / $24)
It’s hard not to like Jang tonight. He is another volatile option but comes in $1,000 cheaper than Cuevas and with similar price-ceiling upside. His ERA is over 7 and WHIP at 2.25 (yikes) but he does have 23 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. The SK Wyverns have struggled in a big way on offense this season. They rarely take walks, strike out a ton and find themselves at the bottom of the league in most offensive categories. This is not a slam dunk play but I love the upside of Jang and the inexpensive price that comes with it. He makes for a risky GPP play with high upside on both sites.
**12am Game** Lim Chan Gyu ($15,300 / $25)
Finds himself in a decent matchup and has strikeout upside. You can sprinkle him into your FD lineups but he still sits below the other options above on my list.
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