KBO Daily Fantasy Baseball – Best Picks, Top Sleepers and Lineup Help For Wednesday, May 27
A new week of KBO DFS is here and by the looks of it, Wednesday morning’s slate is not for the faint of heart.
The pitching looks weak by the numbers, so even though the top offenses have been stalling lately, this may be the slate to spend big on bats.
Of course, it’s always worth a closer look.
Join me as I break down Wednesday’s KBO daily fantasy baseball slate with a look at my favorite plays, some KBO DFS sleepers and the top lineup to use at DraftKings.
Top KBO Pitchers For Wednesday
- Jae Hak Lee – NCD ($9k)
- Hui Kwan Yu – DOO ($8k)
- Odrisamer Despaigne – KT ($8.3k)
I don’t know if I really want to spend up on pitching, but Hak Lee is a solid option. He was rocked in his last outing, but he’d been strong (15 and 17 fantasy points) prior to that.
His main selling point? He faces Kiwoom, who has whiffed more than anyone this year.
Khwan Yu has another good matchup. He gets the 3-15 Wyverns, who have the third most strikeouts and the second fewest home runs. I’d consider Jamie Romak in this matchup, but otherwise Kwan Yu looks pretty safe against this SK lineup that is missing some key sticks.
The only arm I really love on this slate is Despaigne. He’s holding teams in check (2.25 ERA) and induces a lot of ground balls. Kia isn’t an easy matchup, but outside of Preston Tucker, they aren’t all that scary when it comes to their power.
Best KBO Bats to Roster on 5/27
- Dong Won Park, C, KIW ($4.2k)
- Jae Hwan Kim, 1B, DOO ($5.6k)
- Jose Fernandez, 2B, DOO ($6k)
- Jae Gyun Hwang, 3B, KT ($5.1k)
- Jeong Choi, SS, SK ($4.5k)
- Hyun Soo Kim, OF, LG ($5.4k)
Eui Ji Yang sat out of Tuesday’s game with a neck ailment, so he may not be the top catcher to target. Instead, look to Park, who saves $700 anyways and is crushing (.322, 4 HR, 13 RBI) on the year.
Doosan has been fairly quiet lately, but something tells me they perk up on this slate. You’ll want to consider paying up for Hwan Kim, who is killing (4 HR, 17 RBI) at the plate.
A tiny dip in production has brought Jose Fernandez’s price down slightly. He’s still worth paying up for, as he’s always a multi-hit threat. He’s hitting .480 on the year with four homers and 18 RBI.
The power isn’t there for Hwang right now, but he’s otherwise crushing with 10+ fantasy points in five of his last six outings. He’s hitting a cool .339 on the year, too.
Choi has not been good in 2020, but his talent has to shine through at some point. He’s got the splits advantage and we know he has power to offer. He’s worth a shot if you’re looking to spend at 3B or SS.
Soo Kim is not cheap considering his lack of power these days, but we know he has potential in that regard. He’s also in flames, hitting .392 on the year and .341 over his last 10 games. He faces a very hittable pitcher and should get on base multiple times on Wednesday.
KBO DFS Sleepers to Target on Wednesday
- Se Woong Park, SP, LOT ($6.3k)
- Jin Sung Kang, C, NCD ($2.7k)
- Joo Hwan Choi, 1B, DOO ($2.5k)
- Chi Hong An, 2B, LOT ($2.8k)
- Kyoung Min Hur, 3B, DOO ($2.7k)
- Jae Ho Kim, SS, DOO ($2.6k)
- Yong Ho Jo, OF, KT ($2.9k)
Woong Park is a price and matchup play. Samsung is down three key bats and Tyler Saladino has been lifeless for them. Park is dirt cheap and has a good matchup, so pairing him with the one arm you trust on a bad pitching slate isn’t a terrible KBO DFS strategy.
I’ve been talking up Sung Kang for some time, but he still remains too cheap. He’s hitting .475 with four homers and 15 RBI and saves you a ton of cash at a weak catcher position.
Cheap Doosan sticks are always fun, so don’t forget about Choi. The Bears placed Jae Il Oh on the DL, so Choi should continue to see opportunities and he’s shown some nice power (4 HR) on the year.
I will likely pay up at 2B, but Hong An is worth a look. He’s pretty cheap and offers nice base-stealing upside.
I never hate cheap Doosan bats, so it’s back to the well I go with Min Hur. He won’t offer much power, but he’s on fire with multiple hits in each of his last three games. I’m also on board with punting SS with Ho Kim, who is hitting a blistering .386 on the year.
Lastly, DFS gamers should look at Ho Jo, who keeps getting on base. The sample size isn’t huge, but he’s hitting .526 in 29 plate appearances. He offers no power, but the guy is red hot and quite cheap.
My Favorite KBO DFS Lineup For 5/27
- SP: Jae Hak Lee – NCD ($9k)
- SP: Odrisamer Despaigne – KT ($8.3k)
- C: Jin Sung Kang – NCD ($2.7k)
- 1B: Roberto Ramos – LG ($3.8k)
- 2B: Jose Fernandez – DOO ($6k)
- 3B: Kyoung Min Hur – DOO ($2.7k)
- SS: Jae Ho Kim – DOO ($2.6k)
- OF: Jaw Hwan Kim – DOO ($5.6k)
- OF: Sung Bum Na – NCD ($4.4k)
- OF: Jun Woo Jeon – LOT ($4.6k)
The pitching isn’t great on this slate, but I’ve detailed why Hak Lee and Despaigne stand out. I’ll tack on a Doosan stack. Not only are they still one of the best offenses in the KBO, but recent struggles could lower their ownership.
Elsewhere, I like LG, Lotte and NCD a good deal. Ramos is the main guy to go with when looking at those three offenses, as he’s still really cheap given his crazy power.
Those are all viable stacks on their own. Hedge stacks include Kiwoom and KT, but since I have those pitchers, I won’t be going that route.
Beyond KBO DFS, you can also bet on the sport. Just lean on our KBO betting predictions before going all in on any specific wager on Wednesday.