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Spotlight Pitchers KBO DFS Picks for DraftKings + FanDuel | Tuesday, June 16

Josh Engleman




Baseball is BACK! Sort of. The Korean Baseball League kicks off at 5:30 a.m. EST and both DraftKings and FanDuel have some amazing contests. Awesemo has projections, ownership and rankings for your KBO DFS lineups. You can find tonight’s right HERE. Josh Engleman has you covered with his favorite pitching options for tonight’s slate.

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KBO DFS Picks: Spotlight Pitchers

Raul Alcantara

Tonight’s pitching slate feels like a tough nut to crack, but I believe that Alcantara is the top option on both sites. Let’s start with the easy stuff. The Doosan Bears are -200 favorites. That alone puts most pitchers in play. Alcantara has been solid in 2020, sporting a 6-1 record with 7.5 strikeouts per 9 innings and a 4.31 FIP. Not wildly appealing on the surface … until you dig into his price. The price of $6,500 is comically low, which makes him the easy play from a value perspective. It’s not as clear cut on FanDuel, but he’s still my top guy by a hair over Ruciniski.

Drew Rucinski

The Rucinski/Alcantara pairing on DraftKings will be the primary cash construction, so make sure to think a little outside the box if you use it in tournaments too. Rucinski is also a favorite, although to a lesser degree than Alcantara. He’s also a bit more expensive. He’s still underpriced, but it’s not the same bargain. What Rucinski does have, however, is the better raw stat profile. This year, he’s striking out 23% of batters to go along with a 3.71 FIP in 44.3 innings. If he maintains the uptick to his strikeout stuff, he’ll be a fixture in this article for the entire year.

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Josh is Contributor for where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing