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Best lineup strategy for Korean baseball DFS May 15th

Dong Min Han is a wild card to look out for in Friday’s five-game KBO slate. We break down ideal picks by position here.

Han Dong-min of SK Wyverns bats during the Korean Baseball Organization League opening game between SK Wyverns and Hanwha Eagles at the empty SK Happy Dream Ballpark on May 05, 2020 in Incheon, South Korea. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

There will be another five-game KBO slate on Friday, and DraftKings will have plenty of classic contests going to send you into the weekend. We break down the top plays at each position here to help you with your lineups, which you can set here.

Pitcher: Jae Hak Lee, NC Dinos ($9,700)

Lee is the most expensive pitcher but has a good chance to be worth $9,700. He’s facing an SK Wyverns team thats last in the league in runs and at bats. His 15.2-point performance against the LG Twins was solid, as he notched six strikeouts en route to his team’s 13-5 win.

Catcher: Eui Ji Yang, NC Dinos ($5,000)

Yang’s underwhelming start hasn’t stopped people from rostering him, and no other catchers have given people a good reason to fade him. He has the highest ceiling at his position, so I’d play it safe and play him until another catcher emerges as a star.

First Base: Jae Il Oh, Doosan Bears ($4,500)

Oh is an established KBO hitter who’s eclipsed 20 home runs in four straight seasons. He’s batting .429 with three home runs and eight RBIs and only trails Jae Hwan Kim in DKFP when it comes to batters. He’s cracked 15 DKFP five times in eight games and is riding a streak of four straight double-digit outings.

Second Base: Jose Fernandez, Doosan Bears ($6,300)

Fernandez has been a staple in a lot of lineups to kick off the season. He leads the KBO in batting average (.500) and hits (17). He’s the most expensive player that’s not a pitcher and has one of the higher floors in the field. If you don’t feel like paying up for Fernandez, consider taking a chance on Chan Ho Park ($4,400). The 24-year-old led the KBO in steals last season with 39 while also notching 131 hits. If gets a hit or walked, he’s a big threat to get points because of the way he’s able to read pitchers and take extra bases.

Shortstop: Ha Seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,900)

Kim is pricey for a player who hasn’t done much this season, but the 24-year old’s resume speaks for itself. He’s tallied at least 140 hits and 19 home runs in each of his last five KBO seasons. He tallied double-digits in DKFP in back-to-back games to start the season and could get hot at any moment. He’s a risky play that could pan out in a big way.

Third Base: Jin Hyuk No, NC Dinos ($3,200)

No has been cold for two games, but remains one of the Dinos’ more consistent hitters. His 10 hits are good for first on his team and he’s batting .345 with two home runs and eight RBIs.

Outfield: Jae Hwan Kim, Doosan Bears ($5,300)

Despite leading the KBO in home runs (4) and RBIs (14), Kim isn’t priced like a top-tier outfielder should be. He’s batting .419 and has reached double-digits in fantasy points in four straight games. He has the same upside as the more expensive options but has been more consistent than many of them.

Outfield: Dong Min Han, SK Wyverns ($4,200)

Han has been a hit-or-miss player, but comes up big when he’s on. His four home runs match Kim’s for the lead in the KBO and his slugging percentage (.852) is second in the league as well. He’s been cold for a two games, but don’t let that deter you. He hit 41 home runs with 115 RBIs in 2018 and could be having appears primed to bounce back in a big way if he keeps up his recent levels of production.

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