Dongers Club - Sun June 21st (NPB/KBO)
Happy advanced Fathers Day to all of us Dad's.
Japan Baseball slate begins at MIDNIGHT tonight! Good news is that DraftKings has finally started to pay attention and is now showing probable pitchers for the games. I really believe these midnight slates on Sunday mornings/Saturday nights could be a big slates if they got information out there. So fill them up!
The Korea Baseball slate begins at 4:00 AM EST
No rain issues on either slate.
We begin with the NPB because it's the first slate up
TOP PICK: Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Buffaloes)
Second Choice: Angel Sanchez (Giants)
Darkhorse: Manabu Mima (Marines)
Hiroshima Carp ... You are probably thinking that I'm just following my OOTP Simulation where they hit three home runs. Well, I would be lying if I said I completely ignored the simulation but one thing that I came across was how over inflated the price on the pitcher they face tonight is. He's not that good (Kentaro Taira) and they should be able to put up some damage. Hiroshima is going for the opening series road sweep today and they've rolled up 15 runs in the first two games so we don't have to worry about buying into a cold team.
- Ryosuke Kikuchi (IF)
- Ryoma Nishikawa (IF)
- Seiya Suzuki (OF)
Adam Jones ... Do you know how long I have waited for this day? When he announced back in the winter that he was leaving MLB for the NPB I thought I would never get to roster Mr. Sunday, the long time king of the Sunday's club. But with everything that 2020 has brought us, we have landed on this spot. Fathers Day brings us Mr. Jones on a Sunday at home and I believe that his home run he's gonna drive along with a double will suddenly find a way to turn things around in 2020. Book it. Jones homers, doubles and Major League Baseball announces an agreement for a 2020 season. Thank you Mr. Sunday Jones, I am almost gonna shed a tear sending you off like this ... I wanna be someone who believes. Mr. Jones and me, winning the NPB slate, staring at the beautiful winnings......
Sho Nakata ... The Fighters lineup isn't very good but he has been solid in the first two games and has power to drive one out against Kaito Yaza who gave up 1.77 HR per 9 last season
Others: Brandon Laird (CHI), Leonys Martin (CHI), Neftali Soto (YOK)
Random Cool player name: Nobuhito Morishita ... Yes, More shitty pitcher!!!
Eric Jokisch - Kiwoom Heroes - $9,100
He comes in off a little bit of a rough start after two mediocre outings in a row. Finally trending back towards his output from last season would indicate that this is back to a mediocre start today which means I don't expect more than a 2x outing at his price tag.
Raul Alcantara - Doosan Bears - $8,300
About as steady as they come. Almost no pitcher on this slate faces an average of more batters per game than Alcantara, who is often trusted to push towards 100 pitches.
Also Consider; Min Ho Lee SP gamestack with Alcantara
Hyun Jong Yang - Kia Tigers - $9,700
I have him ranked below Jokisch in the 9k price range because I hate the park he has to pitch in here and think he runs into some trouble with Tyler Saladino ... wait, what? Screw that, it's just Saladino hitting a solo HR. Yang should be fine at home to get you 6+ strikeouts.
- L1: Jokisch / Alcantara
- L2: Yang / Ho Lee
- L3: Alcantara / Ho Lee
NC DINOS ... They hit the ball hard and face a SP who gets hit hard. Simple math.
KIA TIGERS ... Hello Preston Tucker
- Seung Taek Han - Tigers
- PUNT. This position has died...
- Jin Sung Kang - Dinos
- Baek Ho Kang - KT Wiz
- Min Woo Park - Dinos
- Jose Miguel Fernandez - Doosan ... You know how long it feels like since I rostered JMF? Lets go!
- Chan Ho Park - TIgers
- Tyler Saladino - Lions
- Ha Seong Kim - Heroes
- Jae Ho Kim - Bears
- Adam J... oh wait
- Preston Tucker - Tigers
- Jung Hoo Lee - Heroes
- Myung Gi Lee - Dinos
Adam Jones - Japan
Preston Tucker - Korea