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KBO DFS Lineup Picks For 6/28/20 - DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball


Welcome back RotoBallers! But I'm wondering if there are less of you here. Rotoballer numbers are growing. But it looks like both FanDuel and DraftKings believes there will be less customers playing KBO DFS tonight. There is a noticeable decline in the number of contests available, the size of those contests, and of course with those a smaller amount of prize money there for taking. I am not liking this! And it's a shame because the 6/28/20 KBO DFS slate is an extremely interesting one.

Last night's slate had a couple contrarian plays that I recommended but most of the industry was unified in recommending the chalk yesterday. And for the most part, the chalk hit. Tonight's slate however is a difficult slate. There are tons of great options tonight and a number of different ways you can assemble your lineup. But that might be what makes it so difficult. There are probably 300 lineups you could feel confident in for tonight, but obviously you can't enter 'em all! And given the dwindling of options the sites have tonight, it makes even less sense than usual to do that. And like last night, I'll be fast asleep when this slate locks at 4:00 AM on Sunday June 28, 2020.

However, with so many playable options, I'd keep your ear to the ground for any updates. I might not have any updates, but follow me @MarkStrausberg for my KBO and other picks on Twitter in case I post some changes. I am not expecting many news updates, but even as I write this, I keep changing my preferred selections. But here's who I like, at least at this very minute....

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KBO DFS Pitchers

Or at least we will start with whom I don't like. And let's be clear, I love finding those hidden gems, where a tiny blemish can cause it to be marked down. But the bottom four pitching options on DK might be priced like they are Nordstrom Rack level; but the quality is more like free-cycle at best. Their upsides are not even replacement level and their downsides are negative scores. I don't think you'll mind, but I'm moving on to the top six options.

Odrisimar Despaigne ($8100) is the cheapest of the six and his stats are kind of meh. He carries a 4.50 ERA and 1.35 WHIP, which is right around replacement level. However, he probably has the best matchup on the board of anyone starting tonight. Hanwha is the worst offense in the league and its not even close. If you love to play the match-ups, Despaigne is the guy for you. There are worse options than Despaigne, but there are certainly better ones too.

The inverse option to Despaigne is Drew Rucinski ($9300), who I've discussed before. Rucinski is extremely talented and his stats back it up. However, he has the toughest matchup of anyone on the slate, taking on the Doosan Bears and the league's number one offense. He did hold the Bears to just two runs in the six innings when he faced them earlier this year, but he also only has three strikeouts in that game. If there were limited options tonight, I'd play Ruckinski. He's that good. But with at least four other options I like on the board, I will have very little exposure to Rucinski, if any at all.

Chris Flexen ($8400) is the poor man's Rucinski tonight. The extra salary space alone makes Flexen worthy of consideration. His talent is just a touch below Rucinski's, and his matchup is a smidge easier than Rucinski's. Yet the fact that he is going head-t0-head with Rucinski's  makes him less attractive. He's not SP1 worthy tonight, but he makes for a viable SP2 contrarian GPP pick. Want to feel better about picking Flexen? Flexen has yet to give up more than three earned runs in any start this season. Even Rucinski can't make that claim.

SP1 worthy options?

That leaves us with three options for an SP1: Chan Gyu Lim ($8200) , Aaron Brooks ($8500), and Won Tae Choi ($8700). Choi has five quality starts in his last six outings. The exception is the six-spot he gave up to the Samsung Lions ten days ago. He also failed to get out of the third inning against the SK Wyverns back on May 19. It's almost as if the worse the competition, the worse Choi pitches. The Tigers are his opponent tonight and they find themselves in the middle of the pack. I think Choi has a solid outing tonight and he's worth starting in FanDuel. But if you do start him, do so only after knowing the aforementioned risk.

So that leaves us with Chan Gyu Lim and Aaron Brooks. Brooks is absolutely the better pitcher, evinced in his 2.62 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 48 Ks. Lim can make hitters look foolish almost as easily a Brooks and actually has a better K-rate than Brooks. They have the same number of wins, but Lim's ratios are not quite as pristine. However, Lim is facing the SK Wyverns, who are the second worst team in the league. Furthermore, he brings some serious heat!

If I had to decide between the two, I would go Brooks. But the better match-up and strikeout floor that Lim brings, I wouldn't fault you for selecting him either.


KBO Top Hitter Stacks

Just as we used deductive reasoning to select our pitchers for tonight, let's use the same logic for finding out hitting stacks. If Brooks and Lim are our two favorite starters, we obviously won't be stacking the Wyverns or the Warriors tonight. I didn't push you toward Despaigne. Yet there is no way you can convince me that Hanwha is worth stacking tonight either. I also will likely have a few one-offs from the Bears or Dinos, but both teams opposing pitching talent is enough to eliminate those two teams for stacking options.

We have now eliminated the half options, leaving us with KIA, KT, Samsung, LG, and Lotte. Samsung and Lotte Giants square off against one another in the night's highest projected total. But both offenses are also in the bottom half of the league. Some nice one-offs on both teams, but neither make for a great stack. Furthermore, I'd prefer to stack a team that is more heavily favored and that's why I will start with the Twins, currently listed as a -167 favorite.

LG Twins

The Twins got the W last night and put three runs across last night. Not worth getting excited about, but their opposing pitcher tonight is more of a gas can than last night. Joo Han Kim has a 10.80 ERA and a 2.60 WHIP. He's not that bad, but even if we cut his ratios in half, that's still an attractive matchup.

Roberto Ramos ($5300, $17) has not been quite the player he was before his short stint on the injured list. And he had another 0-fer last night. But I think the left-handed Ramos takes advantage of the right-handed Kim and makes sure Mel Rojas Jr. doesn't open up too much of HR lead. Fellow southpaw Hyun Soo Kim ($5100, $15) should join Ramos in a power explosion.  Shortstop Ji Hwan Oh ($3100, $9) is also left handed and despite only hitting .260 on the season is hitting .324 in his last ten games. Since you need a catcher if you are playing DraftKings and Kang Nam Yoo is one of my favorite options behind the plate tonight.

The Twins however might be a pretty popular stack tonight. They will likely be joined by the...

KT Wiz

The Wiz are the heaviest favored team on the slate tonight. The Wiz are third in the league in both batting average and dingers. There a number of sneaky plays throughout the line-up like Jeong Dae Bae ($3000, $9) who is hitting .3333. And then there is not so sneaky, like Baek Ho Kang ($6100,$16) is averaging just a hair under a dozen DKFP per game. Unfortunately for Kang, he is being overshadowed by Mel Rojas Jr. ($5900, $17), who should be the centerpiece of any KTW stack. There is a mountain of stats to support the use of Rojas. There's the simple league-leading 17 HRs including four HRs in his last give games. Or even the statheads might be surprised to see he has a continually rising, eye-popping .350 ISO. Either way, get Rojas into your lineup.

But if you are looking for a less popular stack, consider the...

KIA Tigers

Preston Tucker ($5600, $17) is finally returning to our stratosphere, with just one hit this week so far. He's very pricey for that kind of production, but we all know a rebound is coming. And it wasn't that long ago that he did this:

Tucker or no Tucker, I like the production per dollar of Hyung Woo Choi ($4500, $13) more. In his last ten games, Choi has a slash line of .382/.432/.618. Sun Bin Kim ($4000, $8) returned from his injured list stint earlier this week and is currently hitting .333 on the year. He will likely be hitting out of the 2-hole in the lineup tonight and should see plenty of good pitches. A combination of some sort of Tucker and Choi will follow him in the lineup, likely followed by Jin Wa Na ($3500, $9). Na's salary seems to barely move, but he is a wonderfully affordable option hitting .288 on the season with six homeruns.

Other hitters to consider:

  • Doosan OF Kun Woo Park ($3400) is suddenly quite hot, hitting .410 over his last ten games and putting up double digit DKFPs his last three games in a row. An additional Doosan one-off tonight is Joo Hwan Choi, who has a .985 OPS over his last ten games.
  • Think I overhyped Flexen? You have to like the lefty-righty matchup of Sung Bum Na ($5800, $18), especially given he has 13 round-trippers under his belt already.

Good luck in your KBO DFS lineups tonight!


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It’s the offseason and there are about to be a bunch of moving parts. This allows for speculation in terms of players gaining or losing playing time, moving up or down a batting order and much more. The idea here is to highlight some lineup situations for each team and some potential winners or losers... Read More


2021 1st & 2nd Year Players with James Anderson - Benched with Bubba (Episode 317)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by James Anderson (@RealJRAnderson) on episode 317. The guys will go over 30+ first and second-year players. They will discuss their current ADP's in the 2 Early Mocks, what to expect of the players in 2021, and much more. They also go over some listener questions, compare Juan Soto to Mike... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 21st, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 21st, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 20th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 20th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Bubba and Bat Flip 54: 2 Early Mocks APD Player Debates - Benched with Bubba (Episode 316)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy) to take a deeper look at the 2 Early Mocks ADP. They go over some of the positions and look at players with similar ADPs and debate. Going around the diamond discussing some players people are high on and some they are down on with a... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 18th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 18th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 17th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 17th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


2021 Early Mock ADP Values & Reaches: WPC+ Videocast

Pierre Camus and Nicklaus Gaut prepare for the 2021 fantasy baseball season with a look at early mock draft results from the RotoBaller Expert mock. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure to also tune into RotoBaller... Read More


Statcast Season Review: 2020 Barrel Leaders (Hitters)

The 2020 MLB season will always be one for the record books, even if everything that took place will have multiple asterisks attached to it. Evaluating Statcast numbers is a nice way to find hot and cold hitters, as well as underachievers and overachievers. Now that the regular season is over, let's reflect on the... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 16th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 16th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 15th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 15th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Daily MLB Injury Roundup for October 14th, 2020

RotoBaller has assembled a list of daily MLB injury updates to help you prepare both your seasonal and daily fantasy baseball (DFS) lineups, every day of the MLB season. Below is our updated list of injured MLB players for October 14th, 2020. Only players on teams that are scheduled to play today will appear below... Read More


Bubba and Bat Flip 53: 2 Early Mocks APD Trends & More - Benched with Bubba (Episode 315)

Bubba (@bdentrek) is joined by Bat Flip Crazy (@BatFlipCrazy) to take a deeper look at the 2 Early Mocks ADP. They dig into trends, some interesting risers/fallers, and much more. They also go over some listener questions at the end to keep the Fantasy Baseball information coming even in the offseason. Be sure to subscribe... Read More