Chris Flexen – Doosan Bears
Flexen dominated the Dinos back on May 20th going 8 innings while striking out 10 batters. Nice pitchers park back at home and in a game I project as low scoring between him and Drew Rucinski he gets the edge at home. Flexen has gone 6 strikeouts or more in 4 of his last 8 games while not giving up more than 3 ER in any of those outings.
Chan Gyu Lim – LG Twins
If you want some risky upside then Lim is your guy. If you want a safe and boring pitcher who is struggling then keep reading for the next player. Chan Gyu Lim should be a lower owned option today because this game has a higher total and he is on the road — but his strikeout ratios do all the talking for me to give him a shot. He just saw SK back on June 11th and only got 5 whifs while giving up 2 HR in that start, however almost every other start around that he’s been much better.
Odrisamer Despaigne – KT Wiz
The strikeouts have really fallen off for Despaigne who is now below 20% for his strikeout rate this year. His last five starts have all been 5 or fewer K’s per game and not coincidentally he’s giving up more hits and has lost four of his past 5 starts. But today he is the lucky man who gets to face off against the Hanwha Eagles.
I don’t see one team standing out far above the rest today, so I would prefer to limit over exposure onto one team when building lineups today and mix from this pool of spots. The Bears / Dinos game might seem tempting but it’s one I would fade in what I project as a nice pitching match-up.
Lotte Giants – Jun Woo Jeon, Ah Seop Son, Dae Ho Lee
They do not have a hitter with 10 HR and only have two guys over 4 HR on the season. Power isn’t their strong suit but they should get plenty of guys on base and Ah Seop Son has a good chance of going yard in this matchup.
LG Twins – Hyun Soo Kim, Roberto Ramos, Kang Nam Yoo
A cold lineup but a nice time to buy low on them.
KT Wiz – Mel Rojas Jr, Baek Ho Kang,
It’s Chad Bell, hard to ignore them.