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  • tbishop8

    Any chance we get contests on DK for the WBC? Seems like a slim chance since they have never done spring training games but we did get Olympic golf and basketball contests as well as the fact that they run preseason NBA and NFL contests. Can’t wait for baseball to be back!

  • KindGuy

    If there’s a 0% chance we get spring training DFS, there’s a 0.0000000001% chance we get WBC DFS.

  • bill5000

    Looks like we got it

  • tbishop8

  • KindGuy

    HOLY SHIT LET’S GOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  • WidumBoise

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • KindGuy

    @elementasrat said...

    If there’s a 0% chance we get spring training DFS, there’s a 0.0000000001% chance we get WBC DFS.

    Excuse me while I go eat crow. Brb.

  • Sweet207

  • LuckyLuc3434

    DK representative said that contests will start March 6th, so we should be getting contests even earlier than the one is listed right now.

  • Jaws1002

    Doesn’t look like they will get to tomorrow’s games.

  • mw0315

    @LuckyLuc3434 said...

    DK representative said that contests will start March 6th, so we should be getting contests even earlier than the one is listed right now.

    Nothing up yet. Are you sure they are still planning on March 6th?

  • wolfjb1

    @mw0315 said...

    Nothing up yet. Are you sure they are still planning on March 6th?

    Seems doubtful they’d start a contest without lead time.

  • KindGuy

    The WBC starts tomorrow morning but DKs first contests will be this Friday.

  • kroto

    seems like they’d only features games played here in the states, its y it starts friday…

  • KindGuy

    @kroto said...

    seems like they’d only features games played here in the states, its y it starts friday…

    Yep

  • harrytruman3

    Will the $3 30K be the only GPP or that’s just the first to go up? Really wanted to get some action on team Israel :(

  • Roma315

    Wish they had something going earlier but Friday it is!

  • mjsimpson24

    Stack all the Dominican Republic bats!

  • Ross
    @Roma315 said...

    Wish they had something going earlier but Friday it is!

    Looks like they just posted contests for today / tomorrow ;)

  • Roma315

    @Ross said...

    Looks like they just posted contests for today / tomorrow ;)

    Those Tuesday start times lol

  • Ross
    @Roma315 said...

    Those Tuesday start times lol

    Haha yep. Was pretty excited until I opened a contest page :)

  • Frustrated

    Was there a primary contest that filled up already or is the 5K 4 seamer the first contest posted?

  • tomac

    first posted

  • Stangs13

    Boy this is going to be tough to figure out starting lineups and starting pitchers for these games. Any idea when and where lineups are posted?

  • Quest_File_037

    https://www.worldbaseballclassic.com/

  • sethayates

    As everyone knows, I love to research sports like preseason NFL/NBA, CFL and really anything I think I can find an edge in. I don’t have time to write a WBC article but I’ll dump some useful information here for you guys.

    The best place to find lineups is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TodayintheMLB/status/838683749890023424

    ESPN posted a WBC Power Rank article that will give you an idea how good the teams are. It also has what they expect to be the lineups.

    WBC Power Ranks: http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/77646/world-baseball-classic-power-rankings

    Israel at Taiwan: Taiwan -1.5, 8.5 O/U

    Israel:

    Corey Baker (right handed) will start for Team Israel. He’s in the Cardinals’ minor league organization. He went 5-11 with a 5.68 ERA in 29 games at Double-A and Triple-A last season, with 110 strikeouts in 130 innings.

    FanGraphs: http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa598476&position=P

    Israel Roster: http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2017-israel-world-baseball-classic-roster/#jqU4PwssYxVXRJXO.97

    Baker will be following Marquis in Israel’s rotation, just as he did in the qualifiers for the tournament. Baker started Israel’s second qualifying-round game in Brooklyn in September and pitched five scoreless innings, allowing one hit, to get the win.

    Israel is one of the lowest-ranked of the 16 teams in the World Baseball Classic that began here on Monday. Unlike the United States or the defending champion, the Dominican Republic, the Israeli squad has only a few players with major league experience. After failing to make the last tournament, in 2013, Israel had to win a four-team qualifier in Brooklyn in September to earn a berth, its first.

    Taiwan:

    Chun-Lin Kuo (right handed) will start for Taiwan. He pitches in Japan for Nippon Professional Baseball’s Saitama Seibu Lions, will be making his Classic debut. In 2016, Kuo went 0-3 with an 8.46 ERA in 12 games, three of them starts, with 20 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.

    The Chinese Taipei squad includes many stars of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, especially on the offensive side. Outfielder Kuo-Hui Kao of the Fubon Guardians and infielder Chih-Sheng Lin of the Chinatrust Brothers tied for the CPBL home run crown last season, with 34 apiece. Infielder Chih-Hsien Chiang hit .402 with 30 homers for Chinatrust.

    Chin-Lung Hu of the Guardians is returning to Chinese Taipei’s team for his first Classic since the inaugural 2006 tournament. Hu, who played parts of five MLB seasons with the Dodgers and Mets, has the most Major League hits (34) home runs (two) of any Taiwan-born player.

    Source:: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218142158/israel-faces-chinese-taipei-in-wbc-2017/?topicid=209143850

    Infielders Chih-Hsien Chiang, Chih-Sheng Lin and Yi-Chuan Lin are talented hitters who could form the middle of Chinese Taipei’s order.

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/215473850/chinese-taipei-roster-set-for-wbc/?topicid=209143850

    Korea at Netherlands: Korea -1.5, 8.5 O/U

    (Played at Sky Dome in South Korea)

    Korea:

    Kyu Min Woo will start for Korea.

    Bats Right, Throws Right
    Height 6’ 0”, Weight 165 lb.
    Born January 21, 1985

    Kyu-min Woo is a reliever for the LG Twins.

    Woo made his KBO debut in 2004, going 2-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 18 outings. He pitched six games in 2005, with a 1-0, 1.17 mark. In 2006, he had an excellent campaign, going 3-4 with 17 saves and a 1.55 ERA in 62 games, allowing only two home runs in 75 2/3 IP.

    Woo slipped a bit in 2007, with a 5-6 record, 2.65 ERA, 30 saves and 58 hits (3 homers) allowed in 78 innings. He was with the Korean national team for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament, allowing one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings as South Korea advanced to the Beijing Games.

    Woo has struggled in the first half of 2008, with a 1-5, 6.84 record and 10 saves after 31 games. He has allowed 35 hits in 25 innings and surrendered five home runs, more than in any prior season.

    After losing their opening game to Israel, Korea is essentially in a must-win situation against the Netherlands.

    Baseball America Pool A Capsules: http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/2017-world-baseball-classic-pool-capsules/#8ZOzphFEDgBXTwBx.97

    Roster: http://www.baseballamerica.com/international/2017-korea-world-baseball-classic-roster/#ECh6O4dFGFUKoxQT.97

    Netherlands:

    Rick vandenHurk will start for the Netherlands. He’s a right hander who last played in MLB in 2012

    http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=5099&position=P

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vanderi01.shtml

    The Dutch are loaded at shortstop. In their first tuneup game at the Gocheok Sky Dome on Friday, the Dutch routed the Korean Army team, 11-1, with the Angels’ Andrelton Simmons starting at designated hitter, Bogaerts at third (0-for-3 with a walk and run) and Gregorius at short (1-for-5 with a walk and a run).

    Cuba at Japan: Japan -2.5, 7.5 O/U

    (Game played in Tokyo Dome)

    Cuba:

    Kokubu named Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Ayumu Ishikawa as his starting pitcher for the opener, and he predicted that pitching could carry Japan to success.

    Japan:

    Ishikawa will be opposed by Noelvis Entenza, a 27-year-old right-hander who pitches for Industriales in the Cuban league. Ishikawa, 28, went 14-5 with a 2.16 ERA last year for the Marines. He will be taking the start which could have belonged to star right-hander Shohei Ohtani, before Ohtani was forced out of WBC 2017 because of a right ankle injury.

    Source: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/218152314/team-japan-has-high-expectations-for-wbc-2017/?topicid=209143850

    Japan and Cuba figure to be the two strongest teams in Pool B, with Australia and China filling out the field. Outfielder Frederich Cepeda, who is playing in his fourth World Baseball Classic, spent two seasons with the Yomiuri Giants, who play their home games at the Tokyo Dome. Outfielder Alfredo Despaigne has played the past three seasons with the Marines, where he was a teammate of Ishikawa, the pitcher he’ll face Tuesday.

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