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KBO Top Plays – May 31st
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This slate is one of the most solid of the season in terms of pitching options. Guys like Koo and Gagnon will be chalky on DraftKings (and for good reason) but there are so many others in good spots that you should not be afraid to look elsewhere in tournaments. Here are the pitchers I am going to target in my pool:
Koo Chang-mo ($9,400 / $27)
Koo has been a STUD this season – 0.62 ERA/0.66 WHIP/9.93 K/9 and 31.5 DK PPG. Need I say more? This didn’t come out of nowhere either… He is coming off of a spectacular 2019 and FranGraph’s ZiPS model is projecting him to finish 1st in the league in K/9 in 2020. He checks all of the boxes and faces off against a struggling Samsung offense. Koo is an ALL FORMAT play.
Chris Flexen ($8,600 / $25)
I am intrigued by the price and ownership drop-off between Koo and Flexen. Although Chris has not been as dominant as Koo, I think they have similar ceilings and upside tomorrow. Check out his line in 4 starts this season – 3.12 ERA/1.12 WHIP/9 K/9 and over 20 DK PPG. He is projected to finish top 10 in ERA this season and the strikeout numbers have been there as well. The matchup against LOT is favorable but their offense is almost as volatile as Chris has been throughout his career. I like Flexen in GPP due to his strikeout upside and odds to win even though there is some risk.
Tyler Wilson ($7,600 / $25)
Wilson posted a record of 14-7 last season with an ERA below 3 and a very solid 1.16 WHIP. His 2020 projections have him top 10 in both K/9 and ERA. He did give up 7 runs in his first start but has since given up 2, 2 and 0 runs over his next 3. The KIA offense sits middle of the pack statistically and while they do strike out a fair amount, they did score 10 runs last night and have a lineup that can string hits together. Is Tyler Wilson the safe cash play of the day? No… but I do like him for GPP on both sites. He is $1,000 cheaper than Flexen and can save you some salary while still providing tournament upside.
Park Jong-hoon ($7,500 / $25)
Initial indications show that Park will be under-owned tonight and I’m not entirely sure why. After a solid 2019, he seems to be taking a step forward so far this season. Park has a 10.23 K/9 and an ERA of only 3.27. The BABIP (batting average on balls in play) against is .351 which also suggests he has been somewhat unlucky as well. On top of that, he gets to pitch against one of the worst offenses in the league in the Hanwha Eagles. Park is an ALL FORMAT play for me tonight.
Dan Straily ($7,200 / $24)
Dan Straily has upside, makes me nervous and is the name you would find in the daily dictionary if you looked up “GPP play.” Let’s start with the matchup… He is up against the Doosan Bears who come in as the number one offense in the league. It’s important to note that they have struggled as of late but when the bats are going (and that is more often than not), they hit like it is going out of style. The home run numbers for Straily are also concerning considering they have been a struggle throughout his career and Doosan has some pop. However, don’t X out Straily just yet because there is good news too! Believe it or not, he is tied for the league lead in strikeouts (32), is 9th overall in ERA (2.86) and has only given up 2 HR in 28.1 IP so far this season. I wouldn’t suggest you go overboard with Mr. Straily but he clearly has some upside tonight along with leverage against what will most likely be the chalkiest stack. GPP only.
Drew Gagnon ($6,700 / $27)
Gagnon has been 🔥 to start 2020 – 2.70 ERA/0.94 WHIP/1.93 BB/9 and a whopping 11.96 K/9. 🤯 where did this come from?! ZiPS does project him to finish 2020 with a decent ERA of 3.97 but strikeouts have never been a big part of his pitching career. It would be unfair to deny the success he’s had to this point in his KBO debut season but I am skeptical. His DK price tag is incredibly cheap but that also means his ownership will be high. I’m not going to try and talk you off of him (especially in cash games) but I am going to at least suggest the thought of fading him in tournaments and maybe even using LG as leverage hitting stacks for some of your lineups. His FD price is significantly higher so I would suggest DK only if you plan to roster him.
Honorable Mention: Chad Bell
He will almost certainly have a pitch limit today after throwing only 60 pitches in his last start. The upside is too limited on DraftKings at his price but he is worth considering on FanDuel at only $22.
Here are several of my favorite hitting teams for tomorrow. For the purposes of this article, our hitter focus will revolve around teams to stack. You can also see a detailed look at individual hitters by gandering over to at our KBO Cheat sheets! The cheat sheets have core plays highlighted in blue as well as other cash and tournament options.
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KTW (vs Lee Seung-ho)
KIW (vs Bae Je-seong)
NC (vs Choi Chae-heung)
LG (vs Drew Gagnon)
DOO (vs Dan Straily)
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