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Lineup advice for KT Wiz-Kiwoom Heroes Showdown

Eric Jokisch could improve to 4-0 with another impressive outing against the Kiwoom Heroes on Friday,

Eric Jokisch of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Los Angeles Angels at Sloan Park on March 26, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

The KT Wiz and Kiwoom Heroes are facing off in a KBO matchup Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and DraftKings will have Showdown contests available for the game. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Eric Jokisch, SP, Kiwoom Heroes: $15,600

Jokisch has been one of the KBO’s best pitchers so far this year. He’s 3-0 and has the third lowest ERA 1.17 in the league. His WHIP (.87) only trails Chang Mo Koo’s minuscule .66. The opposition is missing two of its better batters in Baek Ho Kang and Han Joon Woo. I like Jokisch’s odd’s against a weakened lineup.

Mel Rojas Jr., 1B/OF, KT Wiz: $15,000

Rojas is easily his team’s best power hitter with Kang out of the picture. He’s batting .423 with four home runs and 13 RBIs. His OBP (.471) ranks fourth in the KBO while his OPS (1.151) ranks third. A batter with numbers like these has to receive serious consideration for a captain’s slot.

Utility Picks

Jeong Dae Bae, OF, KT Wiz: $4,000

Bae is a top-notch value play at this price. He’s third in hits (22) on his team and is batting .377 with 14 RBIs. His OBP (.429) just cracks the top 10 in the KBO this year. He has the upside to crack double-digits in fantasy points and has a solid floor as well.

Ha Seong Kim, SS, Kiwoom Heroes : $10,600

Kim is in a bit of a rut but has still been able to get on base consistently. Min Kim might be 2-0, but he’s given up 11 runs in 15 innings of work.The Heroes’ star is one of the better batters in the KBO and shouldn’t be on the downstroke for long.