**UPDATE: Tuesday 6/10, 5:51 PM PDT**
A week removed from suggesting to “take the overs” following an onslaught of runs the week prior, the past seven days have served the opposite side of the coin in several instances, with just a mere eight teams hitting in double digits.
Odrisamer Despaigne chalk night saw another disappointing outcome, where David Buchanan came up solid once again as he seems to have been finding his rhythm (Samsung finally scoring runs also helps).
With that said, a similarly interesting matchup is found this Tuesday between two pitchers on the Bizarro end of the spectrum in Hanwha’s Warwick Saupold and Lotte Giant Adrian Sampson, with Sampson the presumptive chalk stick being that he’s facing an offensively inept Eagles roster.
Determining which side of a lopsided ownership battle to submerge your stakes into isn’t necessarily the end-all staple of roster differential insurance for tournaments. While I’m not necessarily saying not to hedge against Swiss cheese like Adrian Sampson at high ownership, I’m also suggesting that perhaps we aren’t going to be the only people primarily thinking along those lines when constructing rosters…and furthermore, not necessarily the brightest idea in the world considering the profoundly docile Hanwha bats you’ll be forced to roster in order to do so.
At that rate, we’re probably better off just sprinkling a light amount of Hanwha bats (if at all) while moreso fading the game entirely to get you every bit as different without risking the productivity to achieve such a lineup. Nothing here is gospel by any means, yet simply food for thought at 1:45 am (you vampires).
Kang Nam Yoo (C), LG Twins (vs. SK)
In the past week the once-second place LG Twins tumbled with a 2-4 win/loss streak and hitting outlier performances as a team on both ends of the spectrum in that timeframe: everything from an 0-2 shutout loss to middle-of-the-pack Samsung, to smashing the Lions 11-0 pronounced in a shutout of their own just two days later, and ending the week on a high note dashing fourth-place Kiwoom 8-1 to stave off the further fall in standings.
And one could only wonder if that tumble were to have ensued if it weren’t for LG Twins catcher Kang Nam Yoo, who was the saving grace offensively amidst that six-day rain cloud. Ending his previous week on a 15-fantasy point performance (3 H, 2 RBI), he kept his Twins afloat where and when he could:
Nine hits, eight RBIs, and two home runs, providing an average of 14.6 DraftKings Fantasy Points per game in his past five games including three over 15 DKFP and one over 30.
Batting a season average .358 wOBA and .823 OPS, Kang Nam Yoo hasn’t worn a price tag above $3,900 all season (now, of course) and fits in nicely to any LG stack batting from the 8-spot.
Jin Hyuk No (2B/SS), NC Dinos (vs. DOO)
A mid-tier value on a loaded NC Dinos roster seems like something that may indicate Fool’s Gold pricing, but Jin Hyuk No has managed for whatever reason to keep his salary in the Bargain department, never cresting outside of the arc of $3,600 or below.
Throughout the Dinos’ current and unsurprising five-game win streak, Jin Hyuk No has averaged 12 DraftKings Fantasy Points per game and highlighted by his two games that went over 20 DKFP. Batting just outside of the heart of the order has seemed to fit well for the multi-position eligible lefty, and feasibly starting the top of a stack presumed to be rounded off by my oft-celebrated Jin Sung Kang at the nine-spot.
Gaining some steam in the ownership department as of recently for all the right reasons, Jin Hyuk No warrants the following with a .407 wOBA and impressive 141 wRC+. I plan on making him a staple with my dude Jin Sung Kang, along with Aaron Altherr to incorporate some alternative Dinos stacking.
(Not a bad one-off for cheap as well!)
Other Batters That Will Get Me Through My Work Week:
-Roberto Ramos (1B), LG
-Eui Ji Yang (C), NCD
-Sung Bum Na (OF), NCD
-Jung Hoo Lee (OF), KIW
-Preston Tucker (OF), KIA
-Jose Miguel Fernandez (1B/2B), DOO
-Mel Rojas Jr (OF), KTW
-Hyun Soo Kim (OF), LG
-Jamie Romak (1B/OF), SK
Byung Ho Park (1B), KIW
-Aaron Altherr (OF), NCD
-Hyung Woo Choi (1B/OF), KIA
-Min Woo Park (2B), NCD
-Eun Won Jung (2B/3B), HAN
-Jin Sung Kang (1B/OF), NCD
-Tyler Saladino (3B/SS), SAM
-Yong Kyu Lee (OF), HAN
-Dae Ho Lee (1B), LOT
-Jae Il Oh (1B), DOO
-Jun Woo Jeon (OF), LOT
-Dixon Machado (2B/SS), LOT
-Keon Chang Seo (1B/2B), KIW
-Ah Seop Son (OF), LOT
-Ho Ryeong Kim (OF), KIA
-Myung Gi Lee (OF), NCD
-Kun Woo Park (OF), DOO
-Dong Yeop Kim (OF), SAM
-Jin Ho Jung (OF), HAN
-Chi Hong An (2B), LOT
-Hye Sung Kim (2B/SS), KIW
Tae In Won, Samsung Lions (vs. KIW)
Flying under the radar a tad as the Samsung Lions have struggled to get their heads above water and into contention, Tae In Won has been pitching some outstanding baseball and keeping the price tag in check on DraftKings.
Averaging 24.43 DraftKings Fantasy Points in his past three games on the mound, Tae In Won has been getting it done affordably as he has yet to cost over $7,000 until this Tuesday’s slate ($7,100). His pitch counts have been lower than 93 and up to 101 in games he has started, and impressively in his last three starts had only allowed a commendable two walks combined.
With a modest 15.8 K% and 1.12 WHIP on the year, Tae In Won has proven to be a bright spot of consistency on a Samsung roster striving to find it. An underdog to Kiwoom -150, Tae In Won has a battle with a Heroes team 5-1 in their past week and aiming to get back up to the top two in the standings.
Chan Heon Jeong, LG Twins (vs. SK)
**UPDATE, Wed 5:57 PM PDT: Naturally, Chan Heon Jeong doesn’t start either Wed/Thurs; I’d certainly expect him on the mound Friday, Saturday the latest.**
Not only is he rolling on all cylinders as of late, but Chan Heon Jeong also draws the LG Twins on Wednesday or Thursday (whenever he’s starting) and can actually somehow strive for an even better performance than his 11-strikeout performance against Samsung last Thursday.
Chan Heon Jeong is touting a mind-boggling 27.2% strikeout rate, a meager 6.5% walk rate, and coasting into a matchup with the ninth-place SK Wyverns on a three-game winning streak. Jeong’s latest performance against Samsung was a masterpiece, rocking the Lions to sleep allowing only three hits, two bases on balls, while shredding 11 batters on 94 pitches and bringing home a W to DFS investors with a 38.75 DKFP onslaught.
He’s going to be chalk, hedge if you’d like if it makes sense, as we can only anticipate ownership being days in waiting. But I would prefer to be heavier on Chan Heon Jeong than against, particularly being gifted the Wyverns an opponent.
Other Pitchers To Make Friday Come Faster:
-Casey Kelly, LG
-Young Gun Jo, KIW
-Adrian Sampson, LOT
-Hyun Jong Yang, KIA
-Warwick Saupold, HAN
-Eric Jokisch, KIW
-Drew Rucinski, NCD
-Kyung Eun Noh, LOT
-Min Ho Lee, LG
-Aaron Brooks, KIA
-Raul Alcantara, DOO (CONTRARIAN)
-Min Ho Lee, LG
-Jun Won Seo, LOT
-Mike Wright, NCD
-Won Tae Choi, KIW
-Min Woo Lee, KIA
-Ricardo Pinto, SK
While I will be getting to just about stacks from every team in the next three days, the following are going to be favorites that I’ll be chasing for a variety of reasons rolled into one ranking (in numerical order):