This article is part of our DraftKings KBO series.
The KBO's stretch run continues Thursday with a five-game slate featuring 15-game winner Raul Alcantara at the top and a couple of other lower-priced arms that line up for potentially successful performances. We've also got only two games with double-digit projected run totals – certainly unusual for KBO play – but there are still several bats in favorable matchups.
As customary, I'll highlight what I consider to be two of the safer pitching options at different price points, followed by some one-off hitters across the salary scale that could also prove profitable for cash games and/or tournaments. I'll then break down the two stacks that I trust the most to potentially string some above-average offensive numbers together and pay off for you in tournaments.
Raul Alcantara ($10,800) is the highest-priced arm on the slate as usual, but once again, he's deserving of that distinction, particularly in the matchup he finds himself in Thursday. The former MLB right-hander faces a Wyverns team that's averaging the second-fewest runs (4.3) and hits (8.3) per game, while also posting the second-lowest team batting average (.249). Alcantara posted a quality start and 20.7 DK points in his only other encounter with SK thus far this season, and he's averaged an impressive 18.2 DK points per his eight road turns.
Chan Heon Jung ($9,000) comes at a nice discount over Alcantara and is in a good spot as well, as he's facing a Lions squad that he's already generated a 1.39 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and