KBO Deep Dive
KBO Deep Dive
*** This article will update multiple times leading up to lock! Make sure to check back. I will try to be very consistent with update times with the first update coming between 8:00 & 9:00 PM
The first week of the KBO is behind us, we move into week 2. The KBO has 10 total teams, they take Monday’s off, and all 10 teams are in play against each other tonight. There aren’t any weather concerns we do have some wind and we have some strong wind blowing out. Lotte is projected to have a wind blowing out at 18mph, 12mph at Dinos stadium and LG and Hanwha home ballparks the wind is double digits and blowing from left to right. Lotte is the only undefeated team remaining in the KBO and faces the Doosan Bears who have been a perennial power in the KBO and are just 3-2 thus far. There is also some good pitching to target on this slate with a host of ex-mlb players to talk about.
Kia Tigers (2-4)
KT Wiz (1-4)
Doosan Bears (3-2)
SK Wyverns (1-4)
Samsung Lions (2-4)
Kia Tigers – Aaron Brooks (0-0 1.73 ERA)
KT Wiz – Omar Despaigne (0-0 1.50 ERA)
Doosan Bears – Raul Alcantara (0-1 4.50 ERA)
SK Wyverns – Nick Kingham (0-1 3.86 ERA)
Samsung Lions – Ben Lively (0-1 6.00 ERA)
*I will continue to update this leading up to lock.
1. Doosan Bears
Aaron Brooks, Omar Despaigne, Drew Rucinski, Raul Alcantara, Nick Kingham, Ben Lively and Eric Jokish have all seen MLB time. Each pitcher has one start under their belt this season in the KBO. Lets break this down!
Aaron Brooks – Kia Tigers SP ($7500DK – $21FD) Brooks comes in as the second cheapest pitching option on FD and he’s facing the Hanwha Eagles. Brooks is coming off a ND after going 5.2 innings and striking out 6 in his previous start against the Heroes. The Eagles have been a bad team in the KBO in recent history.
Odrisamer Despaigne – KT Wiz SP ($8200DK – $22FD) Thus far, the Dinos have been my favorite team to stack. Despaigne comes into this game, against the Dinos, off of a solid outing his last time out, striking out eight over six innings and allowing just one run. The previous outing was against the Lotte Giants. Based of everything I had researched prior to his last start, Despaigne did what he should have done against a team that has been very bad for a very long time. However, Lotte is currently the sole undefeated team in the KBO this season. The only thing I do not like here about Despaigne is that he is facing the Dinos. Given his K upside, his 6 years of MLB experience, and price tag on FD, I think he is worth getting exposure too, hoping he goes 6 strikes out 5-8 and allows less than 3 runs.
Eric Jokisch – Kiwoom Heroes SP ($8700DK – $25FD) Jokisch is an ex-mlb player as are the two previously mentioned SP on this slate. Jokisch is also a veteran of the KBO having put together a strong season last year. Last year Jokisch featured a 3.31 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. In his first start this season he went five innings and gave up one run. Samsung has pretty much been the punching bag of the KBO thus far. I think Jokisch will garner plenty of ownership given his last start, previous experience in the KBO and he’s pitching against Samsung. Don’t put it past me to use Jokisch and also use him as a leverage spot to stack against with Samsung in this spot.
Drew Rucinski – NC Dinos SP ($9200DK – $26FD) Rucinski had a solid start in his opening start this season; His first start of the year came against none other than the Samsung Lions. Like Jokisch, Rucinski pitched in the KBO last year, he also featured a 3.05 ERA. I definitely want exposure to Rucinski in Large Field GPP’s tonight, but how much, im not quite sure yet. Check back on this one.
Nick Kingham – SK Wyverns ($7900DK – $24FD) Kingham is another former MLB pitcher on the bump in the KBO tonight. (Bare with me, I interpret tonight as being the time frame prior to me going to bed, no matter what time that may be, in this case after lock 2:30am being tomorrow…) Kingham’s biggest problem is that he couldn’t keep the ball in the yard when he was an MLB pitcher. Kingham pitched 21 innings last year for Toronto and 34.1 innings for Pittsburgh, 12.15 HR per 9 and an ERA of 5.58. In Kingham’s MLB Career he pitched 131.2 IP giving up 89 ER and 29 gopher balls. Tonight he faces the LG Twins, and to be honest, I’m not sure what to do with Kingham tonight, he’s going to have to show me he can pitch in the KBO. In his previous start this year, Kingham went 7 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 ER and did not allow a HR while striking out 4. That looks great but that start was against Hanwha Eagles, a team thats really, really bad. Kingham could be a guy who just needed a scenery change and a developmental year and took better money than a AAA contract to do it.
Woo-Chan Cha – LG Twins SP ($7700DK – $20FD) Cha was really tough in his previous outing this season and against a really good team in the Doosan Bears. Cha went 6 innings, gave us 7K’s and allowed only 1 Earned run. My gut tells me I want the LG side of this game, the LG bats against Kingham and Cha against the Wyverns.
Won-Sam Jang – Lotte Giants ($4000DK – $22FD) Lotte is going to see their perfect record come to an end tonight. Won-Sam Jang should not be in consideration AT ALL tonight.
|KBO Deep Dive – 5/12/20||May 11, 2020|
KBO Deep Dive
KBO Deep Dive
Last night played out like my gut told me it would. Samsung and Lotte ended up being really good stacks. Lotte is now 4-0 and I am pretty sure that nobody expected that, given they are historically bad.
I also mentioned yesterday that we were getting into the back end of these rotations albeit the first time threw and pitching wouldn’t be as great. there were two double digit run totals (KT scored 12 runs and NC scored 13 runs). we also saw seven teams score at least 5 runs. Pitching was not great on yesterdays slate.
This article will be updated multiple times per day, make sure to check back as lock approaches. I will try to update on a schedule with the first update around 9:00 pm PST. depending on the time the slate locks. I will also try to update this article again about an hour or so before lock itself. Look for updates in the update section below.
Kia Tigers O/U 9.5
SK Wyverns -143
LG Twins O/U 9.5
Hanwha Eagles O/U 9.5
KT Wiz O/U 9.5
Kia Tigers – Ki Young Im
Sk Wyverns – Tae Hoon Kim
LG Twins – Chan Gyu Lim
Hanwha Eagles – Ee Whan Kim
KT Wiz – Min Kim
Coming soon – check back!
Yong-Chan Lee – Doosan Bears P ($8800DK – $27FD)
Tae-Hoon Kim – SK Wyverns P ($6700DK – $25FD)
Hyun-Hee Han – Kiwoom Heroes P ($4000DK – $24FD)
Tae-In Won – Samsung Lions P ($6200DK – $23FD)
Chan-Gyu Lim – LG Twins P ($6900DK – $22FD)
1. SK Wyverns
|KBO Deep Dive – 5/9/20||May 8, 2020|
KBO Deep Dive
KBO DEEP DIVE
Well, baseball is back… in a way. Things are different right now, the DFS landscape has changed, speaking of change, we traded in our everyday real life sports for LOL and Sim Sports… UNTIL NOW! Thank you South Korea!
The prize pools are large, the contest are nice, and you only have to set an alarm to get up at 2:30am if you’re on the west coast, or, 5:30am if you’re on the East Coast. Having said all of that, We do have real baseball, and we do have real DFS baseball.
Given the 16 hour time difference between the clock on my desk in California and the Country of South Korea, this article will UPDATE through out the day! Check back again after 8pm PST and again as lock approaches. As of now, it looks like lineups confirm between 30 min and hour prior to lock. All games in South Korea start at the exact same time.
Hanwha Eagles (2-1)
Kia Tigers (1-2) -155
KT Wiz (0-3)
LG Twins (1-2) -125
SK Wyverns (1-2) -135
Hanwha Eagles – Min-Jae Jang
Kia Tigers – Drew Gangnon
KT Wiz – Hyeong-Jun Choi
LG Twins – Tyler Wilson
SK Wyverns – Seung-Won Moon
The Pitching on this slate is really interesting there are really a lot of ways to go here. This is the 4th game of the season and we are getting deeper into the first time through the rotation. Having said that there have been some real surprises. The Lotte Giants are 3-0 and that wasn’t expected. It was their first sweep in years, tonight they face the SK Wyverns who have opened up 1-2. Samsung was swept in their opening series by the NC Dinos and will face Drew Gagnon and the Kia Tigers who lost two of three to the Kiwoom Heroes. While it looks like it should be a really nice spot for Gagnon he was a terrible MLB pitcher. Lets get into it.
Hee Kwan Yoo – Doosan Bears P ($8500DK – $26FD)
Jae-Hak Lee – NC Dinos ($9800DK – $24FD)
Tyler Wilson – LG Twins P ($7800DK – $22FD)
Drew Gagnon – Kia Starting P ($7,000DK – $21FD)
1. Doosan Bears
*Update 3:35PM PST – The Doosan Bears have been the creme of the crop in the KBO. Doosan has started the season 2-1 taking two of three from the LG Twins. Doosan should be the Top stack on the slate tonight. They Wyverns are 1-2 having lost two of three to the Hanwha Eagles, Hanwha is expected to continue to be the worst team in the KBO. I am looking for SK to get on track here tonight and start stringing some wins together.
|KBO Deep Dive – 5/8/20||May 7, 2020|