Jock MKT is fun new way to play DFS. In this article, I’ll break down what Jock MKT is and my favorite MLB buys for tonight’s slate.
What Is Jock MKT?
The simplest way to outline this is daily fantasy sports meets the stock market. You’ll purchase shares of players for varying amounts, depending on how much others are willing to pay for them during the IPO. Once the Live Trading starts, you can buy players that others want to sell or sell your players during the game. Once all of the games have ended, you will receive money based on how well your player performs compared to the field on the Jock MKT app for the night.
You can find more detailed information on this fresh way to play DFS here.
4/14/22 Top Buy
Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Angels
Potential Bid: $7.00
Break-Even Point: 22nd
If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Walsh recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $7.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 22nd in the field for me to make my money back with the opportunity for me to make more if he finishes higher.
For example, if I buy 1 share of Walsh at $7.00 and he finishes 22nd in this field, I make my $7.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $18.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $6.00). It’s that simple.
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This slate is dominated by Coors Field and the Dodgers in a good spot, but I’m focusing on Jared Walsh for my must-buy tonight. Walsh is the exact type of player I like to target, he has slate-breaking power and has the ability to finish first on the slate if he connects with a few pitches. Los Angeles in general is in a good spot tonight against Dane Dunning — Dunning is a solid real-life pitcher, but he allows power and with limited strike out ability he needs ground balls to get outs. The Angels have power up and down their lineup, and most of their good hitters are more line drives / fly balls than ground balls as well. Walsh has the second-highest ISO on the team vs right-handed pitching and matches up extremely well with Dunning’s pitch mix. Over the last few seasons, he throws primarily his sinker. Walsh absolutely crushes sinkers, owning a .465 wOBA and .356 ISO vs the pitch. I think this is a good spot for the Angels to put up some runs, and I’m planning on being heavily invested in Walsh on Thursday.
Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
Potential Bid: $5.00
Break-Even Point: 34th
As I noted above, Coors and the Dodgers will dominate the focus on this slate but I’m willing to get different and focus on other guys in strong match-ups. Perez already flashed his upside with a double-HR game last week, and is in a good spot again tonight. Casey Mize is a promising young pitcher for the Tigers, but he hasn’t been able to put it all together at the MLB-level quite yet. He typically has struggled with left-handed batters, but is another guy that has relied on ground balls to get outs. Perez has the most power on this team vs RHP with a .245 ISO — leading the team in hard-contact rate as well at 53%. Mize’s most used pitch to same-handed batters is his slider — a pitch Perez sports a .539 expected wOBA against. I think targeting cheap power hitters is a profitable strategy, with the chance for a big profit being huge when they are in good spots. Perez is too far down the pre-ranking for me, and that makes him a top value. Attention won’t be on KC tonight and I expect to likely get him even cheaper than my $5.00 bid.