MLB Jock MKT Plays (4/22/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (4/22/22)

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

4/22/22 Top Buy

Darin Ruf, San Francisco Giants

Potential Bid: $6.00

Break-Even Point: 28th

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Ruf recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $6.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 28th 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 Ruf at $6.00 and he finishes 28th in this field, I make my $6.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $19.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $5.00). It’s that simple.

REMINDER: If you’re new to Jock MKT — sign up using code KARMA for a 100% deposit bonus. 

This is a great spot for the Giants power hitters, and Ruf sticks out to me as glaring value in the pre-ranking for tonight. As a team, they get a nice park upgrade leaving San Francisco for DC, and they’ll get the confirmed ninth inning turn through the order as well. They also get a great match-up with Patrick Corbin, who has been victimized by right-handed batters over the last few seasons. If we start with the beginning of 2021, we’ll see Corbin allowing a .388 wOBA, .255 ISO and 45% hard-contact rate in the split. He struggles with power, and that’s exactly what Ruf offers. Over that same span, he has far and away the best numbers in this lineup vs southpaws — .412 wOBA, .313 ISO. He’s also been locked in at the plate this season, ranking top-35 in average exit velocity and top-five in average fly-ball distance. He’s hitting the ball hard and far, and matches up well with Corbin’s pitch mix. I want to buy into this offense tonight and Ruf is the top-overall option, especially if we can get him at this price.

Secondary Buy

Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles

Potential Bid: $4.00

Break-Even Point: 42nd

I think Reid Detmers is going to be a very good pitcher in the MLB, but this is still a potential buy-low spot for Mancini and the right-handed Orioles. Detmers has elite strikeout stuff, but has yet to figure out how to consistently get right-handed batters out. If we isolate his numbers since making the jump to the big leagues, we see a .404 wOBA allowed to righties with way above-average power as well. If we switch that to just this seasons data, it’s more of the same. Right-handed batters can get to him, and Mancini is the best one in the O’s lineup. His .385 wOBA and 27% line drive rate are far and away the top marks on this team, and he does have power upside as well. I will continue to focus the bulk of my entries on cheaper players with power-upside, and we have two strong options in Ruf and Mancini tonight.

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