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.
4/21/22 Top Buy
Cedric Mullins, Baltimore Orioles
Potential Bid: $9.00
Break-Even Point: 14th
If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Mullins recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $9.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 14th 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 Mullins at $9.00 and he finishes 14th in this field, I make my $9.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $16.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $8.00). It’s that simple.
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I haven’t targeted the top-ranked players on the slate much this baseball season, but this is a fantastic spot for Mullins and one I cannot ignore. Mullins completely broke out for the Orioles in 2021, and has far and away the best numbers vs right-handed pitching on this roster. Paul Blackburn is not exactly what we would call a great pitcher right now, he strikes out just 16% of batters and allows a .360 wOBA to left-handed batters. His saving grace is his 50% ground-ball rate, but Mullins skews more heavily towards fly-balls himself to counteract that skillset. Furthermore, Blackburn’s most-used pitch vs lefties is his sinker, which he throws over 30% of the time. Over the last few seasons, Mullins owns monster splits vs sinkers including a .394 wOBA and .271 ISO. His average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage are both slightly up this season in comparison to 2021, and this could be the breakout spot he’s been waiting for.
Joey Gallo, New York Yankees
Potential Bid: $3.50
Break-Even Point: 47th
This play hurts to look at I know, because Joey Gallo has been absolutely lost at the plate in recent games. That being said, we aren’t buying shares of what Joey Gallo did yesterday or the day before — we are buying shares of what he can do today. He’s always been a streaky hitter, and this is a player we want to be ahead of the curve on. It feels like once he sees one leave the yard, he goes on a tear for a few games and this price is so low for someone that has the upside to legitimately finish first-overall on the slate. Despite his slow start, the advanced metrics don’t even look bad — for example, his expected wOBA is over .160 higher than his actual wOBA, leading us to believe his luck will turn around soon. He also draws a great spot vs Michael Pineda who hasn’t started yet this season. The last time we saw Pineda he was below-average in nearly every statistical category against left-handed batters. We know Gallo has huge power vs righties, and I like him against guys like Pineda that throw mainly fastballs. I’ll keep riding Gallo for this price, and hopefully this is the big game we’ve been waiting for.