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Best lineup strategy for Korean baseball DFS May 12th

Roberto Ramos and Jin Hyuk No are diamonds in the rough and could return tremendous value in Tuesday’s five-game KBO slate. We break down ideal picks by position here.

Winner of the California League All Star Game home run derby Cal League South first baseman Roberto Ramos taking place at The Hanger, home of the Lancaster Jethawks. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Korean Baseball Organization is back for week two, and that means DraftKings will have yet another five-game DFS slate going on Tuesday. We’ve started to get a feel for what teams and players will find success this year. We go over the top plays at each position ahead for the first classic slate of the week, and you can set your lineup here.

Pitcher: Drew Rucinski, NC Dinos ($9,200)

Rucinski might be the priciest arm in the field, but he had great stuff in his first start of the season. He allowed three hits in his lone appearance of the year with six strikeouts and tallied 91 pitches through six innings. While he might not last an entire game, he should get a fair amount of outs and a decent amount of Ks during the time he is on the mound.

Catcher: Jin Sung Kang, NC Dinos ($2,000)

Kang has tallied two home runs and four RBIs in two at-bats, and Eu Ji Lang is dealing with a hamstring injury. Substituting one of the Dinos’ best bets for a player with tons of success at the plate makes sense. He’s as cheap as they come and has proven that he can provide excitement and production at the plate.

First Base: Roberto Ramos, LG Twins ($2,700)

Ramos hit 30 homers play AAA ball with the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2019. The 25-year-old is batting .450 and is top five in hits (9) and OBP .500. He also has the fourth most at-bats (20) in the league, so he should get plenty of chances to strike gold.

Second Base: Jose Fernandez, Doosan Bears ($5,300)

Fernandez can also be used at first base and leads the league in batting average (.591) and hits (13). He’s facing the lowest rated pitcher in the slate (Won Sam Jang), who has recorded an ERA over 5.00 for his last four seasons. That bodes well for Fernandez.

Shortstop: Dixon Machado, Lotte Giants ($4,700)

Machado is batting .389 with three home runs and eight RBIs. He’s tallied double-digits in DKFP in every game but one and has two performances in which he’s scored at least 20 fantasy points.

Third Base: Jin Hyuk No, NC Dinos ($3,000)

No can be used at second base as well and has produced at a high level since recording zero fantasy points in the season opener. He’s batting .333 with two home runs and six RBIs and has flirted with double-digits in DKFP in each of his last four outings. You can’t beat this kind a cheap, versatile option.

Outfield: Aaron Altherr, NC Dinos ($5,800)

Altherr is back in the lineup, and so his power hitting is back in play. Although he has a couple scoreless outings under his belt with only one big game under his belt, his ceiling his high enough to roster him.

Outfield: Mel Rojas Jr., KT Wiz ($5,600)

Rojas gave us one of the best performances we’ve seen this year last week by going 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs against the Doosan Bears. He’s eclipsed 20 home runs and 100 RBIs in each of his last two seasons. He has a ton of upside at the plate.

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