This article is part of our DraftKings KBO series.
The KBO rolls on Friday with a slate that features a better collection of arms than usual. Dan Straily, Aaron Brooks, Drew Rucinski and William Cuevas are four of the best in the league, which makes things interesting at pitcher and in finding bats that can avoid these matchups for the most part. I'm interested in three of those aforementioned names in particular, along with one lower-cost alternative, as I'll detail below.
Despite the strong collection of hurlers, we still have two games with double-digit projected run totals. Those contests guide today's stack recommendations, and as usual, I'll also highlight some one-off hitters that could prove profitable for cash games and/or tournaments.
Drew Rucinski ($9,400) does draw one of his toughest matchups of the season against the Bears, which check in right behind the right-hander's Dinos in runs per game (5.99) and lead the KBO in hits per game (10.6). However, Rucinski's $900 price drop from his last start helps account for the matchup, and it's also worth noting he's been excellent in two prior meetings against Doosan with a 1.39 ERA, .152 BAA, 0.77 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB across 13 innings, good for an average of 20.3 DK points. Rucinski has a sparkling 10-1 record overall and should have plenty of run support, and he'll come into Friday's matchup with four tallies of 21 DK points or greater in his last six starts. The fact he may also be less rostered than usual due to other