This article is part of our DFS KBO series.
We have some strong pitching options on the hill Friday night, which makes our pool of viable hitters a little narrower than usual. Naturally, this is the hitter-friendly KBO, so there could still plenty of unexpected performances. However, there appear to be two particularly clear-cut spots that could be especially fruitful for DFS purposes.
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.
Eric Jokisch ($9,600) is averaging a slate-high 17.2 DK points per start, and he's been at his best at home, where he owns an 8-1 record, 1.57 ERA, .192 BAA, 0.83 WHIP and average of 20.8 DK points over 11 starts. The left-hander also posted a quality start against Hanwha earlier in the season and is coming of a seven-inning, 12-strikeout shutout gem against the Bears in his last start. With the Eagles ranked last across the board in all major offensive statistics this season, this sets up as an excellent spot for the former MLB arm.
Drew Gagnon ($8,800) has had some stumbles this season, but a lot of them have actually come at home. On the road, where Gagnon and the Tigers find themselves Friday, the right-hander owns