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Pickup of the Day

PUD 6/18: Dae-Ho Lee

by David Shovein
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to Pickup of the Day, where every weekday we'll pick an under-the-radar player whose immediate value is on the rise. The idea here is to identify a starter who can give you some solid innings off the scrap heap, a talented backup who's been given a chance because of a starter's injury, an unheralded regular with a favorable matchup, or a potential breakout player who's starting to put it together. Unlike regular waiver-wire advice, Pickup of the Day is geared more towards interim success, but hopefully we'll have the intuition to help you snag a waiver-wire gem a few times this season.

In a development that has gone completely unnoticed by many fantasy owners, Dae-Ho Lee has developed into a legitimate power threat in the middle of the Mariners lineup. The Korean slugger absolutely mashes left-handed pitching and is hitting a cool .288/.328/.551 with 10 homers and 27 RBI in only 118 at-bats on the season. He's best utilized in leagues that set lineups on a daily basis, but is worth an add in all formats. Lee is currently owned in just 5% of Yahoo leagues. He's also a fantastic DFS option, as he has the ability to hit multiple homers in a game and is criminally underpriced on all major sites at the moment.

David Shovein

Dave Shovein is a baseball writer for NBC Sports Edge. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveShovein.