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Best lineup strategy for Korean baseball DFS May 8th

KBO teams face new opponents for the first time in 2020. We break down the best picks and strategy to consider for KBO daily fantasy.

Chung Eun-won of Hanwha Eagles bats during the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) 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

The first KBO series of 2020 are complete, and despite no home runs being hit on the third day of action, the over went 5-0 yesterday.

And with that in mind let’s take a look at who might be able to hit the ball out of the yard, or keep it from happening, as we take a look at the best fantasy options for May 8th in the KBO.

Pitcher: Hee Kwan Yoo, Doosan Bears ($8,500)

Doosan looks to have their championship form back with the bats, and Yoo last season was 11-8 with a 3.25 ERA, pretty good for a fourth starter. His strikeout rate is very low (64 K in 166 IP last season), but he also had two complete games. Let the Bears play defense behind you, and hopefully get a quality start as he did 17 times in 27 opens last season.

Catcher: Dong Won Park, Kiwoom Heroes ($4,200)

There goes our Heroes — watch ‘em as they hit. The Heroes are facing the KIA Tigers Jang Min-jae, he of the 5.43 ERA and 1.48 WHIP last season. We always love Eui Ji Yang at C, but he’s getting Tyler Wilson tomorrow. Take Park and the cheaper price.

First Base: Jae-Hwan Kim, Doosan Bears ($5,300)

Kim has been very good for the defending champs so far this season, but tomorrow his opponent is 18-year-old Hyeong-Jun So, who is making his KBO debut against the Korea Series champs from 2019. That’s a tough spot for anyone, much less your first game. We’ll be fading the youngster.

Second Base: Jose Fernandez, Doosan Bears ($5,900)

Same as Kim above, but Fernandez has a 1.308 OPS so far this season. He should be licking his chops seeing an 18-year-old 60 feet six inches away.

Shortstop: Jae-Ho Kim, Kiwoom Heroes ($3,300)

Same as above, but cheaper. Also a .916 OPS in all three games played so far this season.

Third Base: Chan-Ho Park, KIA Tigers ($4,000)

Facing Samsung Tigers pitcher Chae-heung Choi, he of the 4.81 ERA last season. Park was 2-5 yesterday, and can save you a few dollars here in front of a big day.

Outfield: Hyung Woo Choi, KIA Tigers ($5,700)

Aaron Altherr is day-to-day, so this might be the best start in the OF available. Also facing Chae-heung Choi, and has a 1.212 OPS so far this season.

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

1.112 OPS this season facing an 18-year-old starter. This should be another great chance moving forward to score some points.

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