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Lineup advice for NC Dinos-Hanwha Eagles Showdown

We break down the ideal lineup strategy for Friday’s KBO matchup between the Dinos and Eagles.

Reliever Mike Wright of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during a game against the Minnesota Twins at T-Mobile Park on May 18, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Twins won 18-4. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

The NC Dinos and Hanwha Eagles will play a game Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET. DraftKings will have Showdown contests available for the KBO matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

I’m big on stacking with Dinos batters in this one. While Shi Hwan Jang ($14,400) has a fair amount of strikeouts (31), his WHIP (2.11) makes me wary of him giving up runs to the best home run hitting team in the KBO. Eui Ji Yang ($16,500) hasn’t shown the kind of consistency to make him work paying up for, so I’d opt for Sung Bum Na ($15,600), who’s hit four home runs and tallied 12 RBIs while averaging 14.8 DKFP per contest over his last 10 games.

A sleeper value play to consider is Hee Dong Kwon ($6,000), who’s totaled eight hits, five RBIs, and scored eight runs in his last four games. If you want to bank on pitching, Mike Wright ($15,600) against the least productive offense in the KBO isn’t a bad bet.

Utility Picks

Min Woo Park ($8,400) has been holding it down as the Dinos’ leadoff man and is only slightly behind Yang in OBP (.388). Only Na has more hits than his total of 32. Park has only struck out five times in 114 plate appearances, so he has a good shot at scoring some runs. Jin Sung Kang ($7,200) is a cheaper option with more upside because of his power hitting, but also has the highest batting average (.439) on the team.

Hanwha doesn’t have a lot to offer, but Jin Ho Jung ($4,000) is cheap and has been on a bit of a roll. His .290 batting average is one of the top marks on the team and he leads the Eagles in hits (27) and steals (5).