KBO Dongers Club – May 16th

Feels very weird doing a Friday DFS article for a Saturday slate.  Technically it will be Friday still anywhere west of El Paso, Texas — which by my accounts is about as far west in the Central time zone in America as you can go.

Speaking of El Paso, Texas — I had to figure out who was relevant from El Paso Texas for this article.  And the answer is…  Well, nobody!  But it is the home of former Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Nolan Richardson, the famed coach of the “40 minutes of hell” style of play he ran while there.  A good coach and he coached some good teams including the 1994 championship team with Corliss Williamson on it.

As far as El Paso, TX….

El Paso is a border town, sitting in the westernmost point of West Texas and straddles the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border. … Today, El Paso is known for its large military presence that is anchored by Fort Bliss, but on the flip side has an up and coming culinary scene.

I know what you are thinking right now on a Friday night in May as you prepare to read an article on Korean Baseball and instead are getting an education about El Paso, Texas…

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Well … Yesterday sucked.  Can’t be any worse today right?

All games will play



Solid first trial run using the new model to help with pitching, lets double down tonight!

1 – Kyung Eun Noh ($770 vs Hanwha Eagles)

The Eagles lose Jared Hoying — their best hitter — to injury and have a lack of power in this lineup along with good strikeout upside.  KEN is my top SP today.



2 – Tae Hoon Kim ($7,200 vs NC Dinos)

Has a crazy high K% historically because he is a bullpen arm but got stretched out to 6 innings vs the Giants in a 4-0 Loss where he only yielded 2 Runs and struck out 3 batters.  NC has a couple swing and miss guys at the top of the order in Aaron Altherr and Sung Bum Na and I project this to be a pitchers park.

3 – Young Gyu Kim ($6200 vs SK Wyverns)

Just call this the pitching game stack of the min priced Kim’s.  Cheap Kim’s.  ….  ok, get your mind out of the gutter now.  Everyone in the SK lineup has strike-out upside for Young Gyu Kim tonight — and with a 19% K rate over the last few seasons combined this other reliever should hit that min value target.



There is a game tonight with an Over/Under at 11.5 compared to the next highest which is 9.5.  Anyone wanna guess who everyone is gonna be telling you to play after their endless amounts of KBO research?  And by research I mean — ah, fuck it.  I won’t go there right now

Anyways.  Why are they so popular?  Oh, they being the KT Wiz and the Samsung Lions – and after a slow start to the season the Lions have turned it around and are now 4-6 which is far better than the KT Wiz 2-7 start.  Min Kim gave up 2 HR in his first start of the season against the always popular Doosan Bears.  I like him to bounce back tonight at home and the KT Wiz offense is just middle of the road and that’s not enough for me to roll with 40-50% chalk on them.  Given those reasons and the fact that this is also a 4:00 AM start and … well, I wont be awake — hard pass.


LG Twins

Right after getting rained out I will go RIGHT back to the LG Twins tonight against Jake Brigham — who through two starts in KBO hasn’t been lights out with only going a combined 7 1/3 IP in the two games.  His leash should remain shorter and the Twins offense is my focus in this game tonight.

  • Chun Woong Lee (OF)
  • Keun Woo Jeong (2B)
  • Hyun Soo Kim (OF)
  • Roberto Ramos (1B) … Let’s try this again?


Every night the Bears have turned into the DFS world’s top play, but with that 11.5 total tonight we can get the most popular stack tonight at lower ownership and opposing SP Hyun Jong Yang was horrific in his first home start of the season against Kiwoom giving up no homers but only facing 15 batters in that game….  Christ, what logic do you want here?

Just play …

  • Kun Woo Park (OF)
  • Kyoung Min Hur (3B)
  • Jose Miguel Fernandez (1B/2B)

Kiwoom Tigers

They are popping up at the top in the model positionally and I can’t say that I hate it.  Nice sneaky spot tonight to gamestack the spot which was rained out last night.





  1. Dong Won Park – KIW
  2. Kang Nam Yoo – LG


  1. Roberto Ramos – LG
  2. Jose Miguel Fernandez – DOO
  3. ByungHo Park – KIW


  1. Keon Chang Seo – KIW
  2. Keun Woo Jeong – LG


  1. Suk Min Park – NCD
  2. Kyoung Min Hur – DOO


  1. Ha Seong Kim – KIW
  2. Sun Jin Oh – HAN
  3. Dixon Machado – LOT


  1. Hyun Soo Kim – LG
  2. Preston Tucker – KIA
  3. Chun Woong Lee – LG
  4. Kun Woo Park – DOO
  5. Jun Woo Jeon – LOT
  6. Jamie Romak – SK
  7. Won Joon Choi – KIA — Value



Preston Tucker – OF – Kia Tigers





I miss Ryan Braun Friday’s



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Steve has been a part of the Full Time DFS team from the beginning when we migrated over from Scout Fantasy Sports. As a former contributor on the message forums at Scout he developed a following for his unique writing on MLB DFS. He continued this over with the launch of FullTimeDFS and built a team and platform focused on the common every day DFS player and not those who are just looking for a quick win or to build out MME in every sport for screenshot glory. Steve (sdchickens) specializes in MLB (Dongers Club), NHL (Slap Shot) and NFL (The Ambush). On a personal level he also loves College Sports and will dabble in them for DFS purposes a ton. And yes, he's an avid Saints fan.