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.
4/19/22 Top Buy
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
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 Turner 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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Yelich has struggled the last two seasons for the Brewers after breaking out and finishing second in the MVP race in 2018, then winning it the following season. Most of his struggles have stemmed from injury, and he finally looks healthy and dialed in at the plate again. He currently ranks top-20 in all of baseball in average exit velocity and ton-ten in 95+ mph hit balls. We also saw him hit a grand slam on Monday night, showing us that he truly is seeing the ball better than he has in recent seasons. Him and his Brewers teammates have one of the top match-ups on the board tonight against JT Brubaker and the terrible Pirates bullpen. Over his last 300 PA’s, Brubaker is allowing a .357 wOBA and .230 ISO to left-handed batters. Yelich matches up with his pitch mix as well, and this appears to be an elite spot. Milwaukee has one of the higher team run totals tonight at just under five runs — and I think buying into the left-handed Brewers bats makes a ton of sense seeing as we should be able to get them all at affordable price tags.
CJ Cron, Colorado Rockies
Potential Bid: $4.00
Break-Even Point: 42nd
Cron and the Rockies in general are too far down in the pre-ranking in my opinion, facing off with Kyle Gibson at home in Coors Field. Now, I think Gibson is a solid pitcher but this is the best hitting environment on the slate and their team still carries a 5.5 implied run total into tonight. Gibson’s weakness is allowing hard-hits and fly-balls, which plays into Cron’s strength. Over the last two seasons, he has a 43% hard-hit rate vs right-handed pitching to go along with the highest fly-ball rate in this lineup. He’s another player who’s been seeing the ball well to start the season, with strong statcast data supporting him. Through two weeks of action, he sits eighth in the MLB in barrels per plate appearance (11.6) and sixth in average fly-ball distance (220). He does have slate-breaking power and is the top value on tonight’s slate based off the pre-ranking.