Updated: Jun 20, 2020
Ki-young Im (KIA) did his thing for us last time out (6 IP, 6 K, 27.1 DK). He draws a good matchup here vs. Samsung that puts him in prime position to reach an output towards his upside once again. He hasn't walked more than 1 batter in ANY start (has the lowest BB% in the entire league), while ranking inside the top 10 across all key stats (FIP, K%, WHIP). If ownership is anywhere sub 40% its a steal.
T. Won (SAM) was another one of those who impressed his last time out. Not as talented as Im but has been one of the more consistent, productive, and reliable options in the KBO. Neutral matchup vs KIA in a weak SP group puts him towards the top of the pitching crop.
Jee Hak Lee (NC) was one of the sleeper picks to compete for the KBO version of the Cy Young. ZIPS had him projected to finish with a top 10 ERA, so safe to say he’s failed to live up to expectations. That being said, a pitcher who has any sort of average to above average talent facing Hanwha becomes a viable option on just about any slate. (Especially those that don’t feature a prototypical ace) Once more, if ownership comes in even relatively in check, he's one of the better choices to be overweight on.
Since this site launched C.Kelly (LG) is 1-3 in terms of reaching or surpassing his projected total. Obviously we need more context than just 4 outcomes so I went diving behind the surface numbers. As expected, he remains on the unlucky side, his FIP is more than a point lower than ERA, and is still profiling as an above average talent. The glaring issue is his matchup vs. DOO.
W. Saupold (HAN) relies on BABIP every time he steps on the mound. He knows he’s pitching to contact and so to do his opponents, the NC Dinos. NC is loaded with bats who don’t mind betting on BABIP landing on their side. It’s a no from me, dawg. YOLO if you dare.
A. Sampson (LOT) has yet to impress a single time he's been on the mound. Honestly it’s baseball, and he has some above average abilities. It’s baseball, and KT tends to impress one day, and completely look out of sorts the next.