The KBO is kicking off yet another weekend of baseball, and that means there will be more classic contests centered around five-game slates on DraftKings. We break down some ideal picks for Monday at each position below. You can set your lineup here.
Pitcher: Mike Wright, NC Dinos ($8,900)
Wright hasn’t dipped below 15 DKFP this season and has already tallied more than 21 points against the Lions this season. Samsung is one of least productive teams in the KBO at the plate, so it makes sense to pay up for the Dinos starter.
Catcher: Eui Ji Yang, NC Dinos ($5,200)
Yang’s streak of 20-point outings has been halted, but he still tallied nine DKFP Friday after tallying one hit and scoring two runs. He’s found a rhythm, and the best cather play is typically between him and his teammate Jin Sung Kang ($3,300).
First Base: Byungho Park, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,900)
Roberto Ramos isn’t available in this four-game slate, so you’ll be forced to look elsewhere at first base. Park has tallied double-digits in fantasy points three times in his last four games. His batting average isn’t the best right now, but he does has five home runs and 12 RBIs.
Second Base: Jose Fernandez, Doosan Bears ($6,100)
I’d just plug in Fernandez here. Several top options are injured, and he’s generally one of the more consistent players available. He’s an all-around player who could be worth paying up for against an incosistent pitcher.
Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoo Heroes ($5,900)
Kim still hasn’t been very good as of late, but easily has the highest upside at shortstop. If you don’t feel like betting on him getting out of his slump, consider Jin Hyuk No ($3,100), who has gotten back on track to tally 32 fantasy points in his last two games combined.
Third Base: Kyoung Min Hur, Doosan Bears($2,600)
Hur hasn’t gone scoreless in eight games and is fresh off a game in which he went 2-for-2 with two scores, two RBIs, and a home run. He consistently scores points and one of the cheapest options in the slate on a great batting team.
Outfield: Sung Bum Na, NC Dinos ($4,800)
Na hasn’t dipped below 10 DKFP in six games and has tallied three home runs with nine RBIs during that stretch. He’s batting .329 with seven RBIs and 18 RBIs. Na has looked like the Dinos most consistent threat at the plate as of late.
Outfield: Jaw Hwan Kim, Doosan Bears ($5,600)
Kim is up against a streaky pitcher and has a high ceiling because of his power. His team is one of the best at getting on base, and he is among the league leaders in RBIs (19).