Eric Jokisch – Kiwoom
I was a little shocked to see some of the lower ratings on the Pitchers today from the model that I built and have been using. Someone like Eric Jokisch who got back on track in his last start with a 26.75 is clearly being undervalued because he draws a really good Kia Tigers lineup right now, but as a quality lefty arm I like him to limit them. Jokisch has been a good pitcher at limiting home runs, going deep into games and overall is my favorite arm to ride on this slate.
William Cuevas – KT Wiz
We should see the highest ownership on the slate for William Cuevas, unless folks suddenly think the Hanwhaaaaaaaaaaaa? Eagles are gonna go on a tear like the Washington Nationals from last season. You don’t think so do you? Nah, me neither. Eagles are the sheep play today, load up on Cuevas.
Chan Heon Jung – LG Twins
The best third option as a cheaper price play. Other pitchers are in tougher spots/stadiums and Jung has two main bats to worry about on the Wyverns. That said, I don’t
TEAMS TO TARGET
KT Wiz — You know the main guys here by now…. Mel Rojas Jr and Baek Ho Kang along with any value you want to sprinkle around them.
SAMSUNG LIONS — Adrian Sampson stinks but he has been good at limiting power. No worries, the Lions have four guys who can get on base without utilizing power in Ja Wook Koo, Sang Su Kim, Young Jin Choi and Hak Ju Lee.
The Nippon league is only five games on DK because one game is later than the others and DK has slightly bumped up the prize pools. I mean, it’s like an inch they gave us, but hey, it is what it is. Hope more of you start to play it. Last night was clear evidence of what I meant in regards to pitching. I highly recommend anyone doing more than one lineup diversify your SP.
Kazuto Taguchi – YOM Giants – This is the highest favored arm on the slate and so he’ll be heavy chalk. 24% strikeout rate last year against a team with a near 20% strikeout rate. Solid spot.
Hiroki Tokoda – Hiroshima Carp – Of the top pitchers on the slate he consistently pitches deep into games and statistically stands out as one of the safer spots.
Tsuyoshi Wada – Fukkkkk Hawks
TOP NPB TEAMS TO TARGET
FUK Hawks – Yanagita / Balentin
SAI Lions – Yamakawa / Tonosaki / Nakamura
TOM Giants – Sakamota / Maru / Okamoto
NPB CHAIRMAN: Hotaka Yamakawa – IF – SAI Lions – $7,400