This article is part of our DraftKings KBO series.
We're entering the final week of regularly-scheduled KBO games, with two weeks of rainout makeup games to follow. Even after a disastrous stretch which saw them lose five straight games, the Dinos still hold a five-game lead over the second-place Twins with just 14 games left to play (and just 11 left for the Twins). They could start resting their starters soon, though they're not quite safe yet, so we should still see full-strength squads for another few days. The back end of the playoff picture tells a similar story, as the fifth-place Bears hold a 4.5-game lead on the Tigers and a five-game lead on the Giants. Expect the Tigers and Giants to continue to push until they're mathematically eliminated, however. Expect the Bears to keep pushing until the end as well, as the top three spots in the standings each offer at least one bye during the playoffs. With just 2.5 games separating the second-place Twins from the fifth-place Bears, most of the contenders should be playing meaningful games right down to the wire. Tuesday's slate, which kicks off at 5:30 a.m. ET, has perhaps the deepest group of aces in recent memory.
While it's not totally clear which of the elite starting pitchers on this slate is the best, it's quite clear that Raul Alcantara ($10,800) has the best matchup among the group, as he'll face the last-ranked Eagles lineup. The righty posted an unremarkable 4.01 ERA in his KBO debut for the Wiz last season