A drastic change in the pitching selections from yesterday to today, that makes me very happy. But also at the same time very cautious. Will we see the Hanwha Eagles break a 15 game losing streak today? Will the Lotte Giants beat them up again? And will anyone slow down the NC Dinos? Lets find out…
Well fuck me sideways. We have rain issues now
KIA @ KTW – IFFY
SK @ LG – IFFY
Eric Jokisch (Heroes, $9700)
This is not a hard decision to make today. Jokisch has consistently been a favorable target this season with all five of his starts resulting in favorable scores and two of them topping over 30 fantasy points. He is actually coming off a “cant miss” start where he only put up 13 fantasy points but the Kiwoom Lefty should be on your radar even at very high ownership today versus the Lions.
Chan Gyu Lim (Twins, $7500)
I like both pitchers in this game with Tae Hoon Kim (SK) being the other arm in this game. But Chan Gyu is the heavy home favorite and has a better (deeper) lineup behind him to give him a little edge in terms of run support and less risk.
VALUE / LOW UPSIDE
Kyung Eun Noh (Giants, $6000)
While he isn’t a great pitcher with allowing 1.25 HR/9 and only a 15.7 K% to a 5.7 BB%, he is only 6k and he is at home against the loser of 15 straight Hanwha Eagles. Even though I would bet the Eagles today (hey, they’re due, no?) I wouldn’t expect them to beat up on anyone right now and with Kyung Eun Noh showing he can go 5+ IP he could give you 2x on a cheap salary.
KIWOOM HEROES: Kiwoom and Kia are my favorite pivots off the Bears/Dinos today. If you are looking for teams to go 5 deep with I would look at these teams, with an edge going to the Heroes top of the order which I expect to produce 2 HR today, likely from the guys below:
- Ha Seong Kim (SS) … Better vs LHP, but should deliver a solid game either way.
- Jung Hoo Lee (OF)
- Byung Ho Park (1B)
- Dong Won Park (C)
KT WIZ: I’ve used opposing SP Aaron Brooks quite a few times this season but he has been mostly solid against RH bats while allowing lefties to hit .366 off him with 2 HR and 4 doubles. This is a spot where the KT Wiz can do heavy damage off Brooks from Yong Ho Jo (OF), Baek Ho Kang (1B/OF) and Mel Rojas Jr (OF)
- Yong Ho Jo (OF)
- Baek Ho Kang (1B/OF)
- Mel Rojas Jr. (OF)
LOTTE GIANTS: There are two Min Kim’s on this slate and neither is very good. Lotte gets to face Min Woo Kim for Hanwha and yeah, I said bet Hanwha, but the odds honestly aren’t strong enough for me to load up on them today. So this is a spot where guess what — I’ll go back to the well of banging batters in a ballpark that I like. The hedge lineup I did last night cashed using this game stack and I think it can out shine the Dino-Bears game today.
- Jun Woo Jeon (OF)
- Ah Seop Son (OF)
- Yoon Seok Oh (1B) … Still cheap and playing well since getting playing time.
GAME QUICK THOUGHTS
Bears vs Dinos: These pitchers are good enough to be able to expect a game that goes towards the under and we can finally get away with not loading up on the Dino’s. That said, look at Jin Hyuk No (SS), for the Dino’s who should be batting ahead of the white hot Aaron Altherr.
Eagles vs Giants: Wrote above that going with the Eagles in an upset is bound to happen soon, but the Giants side have better metrics clearly.
Tigers vs Wiz: Top game on the slate for combined offense between the two teams. Bet the over.
Heroes vs Lions: Heroes should thump them.
Wyverns vs Twins: Twins get the edge.
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Jung Hoo Lee – OF – $5,200 – Kiwoom Heroes