This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
Friday's five-game slate features some very targetable arms, which gives us no shortage of individual bats and stacks to focus in on. Two of the five contests have projected run totals in double digits and another is set at 9.5 runs. Many of the hitters in potentially-exploitable matchups are also priced surprisingly reasonably, making it very feasible to put together a strong top-to-bottom lineup in both cash games or tournaments.
As customary, I'll highlight both pitchers and hitters across various price points to consider for all contest types. Considering some of the arms taking the hill, I'm only confident enough in two pitchers to spotlight, but I do have three stacks worth considering in the latter portion of the article, and one in particular that could be a productive contrarian option in tournaments.
Drew Rucinski ($9,400 DraftKings, $29 FanDuel as "NC Starting P") is the most expensive pitcher on the slate, but with the support of the powerful Dinos offense behind him and his own impressive body of work this season, he's worth the investment. Rucinski is averaging an excellent 21.1 DK points per game across 11 starts, a number garnered on the strength of a 7-1 record, 2.30 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. Rucinski has arguably been more effective on the road overall, where he's 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA, .216 BAA and average of 21.2 DK points in six outings. Meanwhile, while the opposing Twins do have an impressive .281 team batting average, they haven't been particularly prolific