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Lineup advice for Lotte Giants-KIA Tigers Showdown

Lotte Giants pitcher Se-Woong Park has been abysmal this season and makes for a good pitcher to stack KIA Tigers hitters against this Tuesday.

Outfielder Tucker Preston of KIA Tigers reacts in the top of the ninth inning during the KBO League game between KIA Tigers and SK Wyverns at the Incheon SK Happy Dream Park on May 23, 2020 in Incheon, South Korea. Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images

The Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers are facing off in a KBO matchup Tuesday at 4:30 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and DraftKings will have Showdown contests available for the game. The Tigers sit at 12-12, tied for fourth place, while the Giants are 11-2, sitting sixth overall. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Ki-Young Im, P, KIA Tigers: $15,600

Im has only won one game and lost three, but that one win came against this same team when he went eight innings, striking out five while allowing just one earned run. Otherwise, he hasn’t been that good, but the Lotte Giants have been one of the worst teams in the league with poor hitting and a -17 run differential.

Utility Picks

Preston Tucker, OF, KIA Tigers: $11,000

Tucker has hit a recent slump, but is also a quality power hitter. He has six home runs on the year and leads the KBO with 24 RBIs. He’s the only Tigers position player averaging double-digits in fantasy points. He also gets a great matchup against Se-Woong Park, who has never shown any upside and given up a .308 average to lefties so far this season.

Sun Bin Kim, SS, KIA Tigers: $7,200

Kim is top 10 in OPB (.440) and has been a tough out all season while putting up some strong upside games with multi-hit games. He missed some time due to injury, but has come on strong since his injury with two straight 10 DK points game and gets a good matchup today.

Chan Ho Park, 3B/SS, KIA Tigers: $9,000

Park has been playing well of late with 13 hits in his last ten games. The last time he faced Se-Woong Park he went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. He’s also been hitting right-handed pitching better than left-handed despite being a righy himself.