MLB Jock MKT Plays (4/27/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (4/27/22)

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

4/27/22 Top Buy

Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins

Potential Bid: $8.00

Break-Even Point: 18th

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Buxton recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $8.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 18th 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 Alvarez at $8.00 and he finishes 18th in this field, I make my $8.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $17.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $7.00). It’s that simple.

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

I’ve been riding Buxton all season, and after nearly a week off he has returned to form with three homeruns in his last three games. He, and his teammates, are in a great spot tonight against Michael Pineda. Pineda has been a solid real-life pitcher over his career, but he has always had issues allowing homeruns. That’s exactly what we want to target for our hitters, as it allows them a chance to reach their ceiling in an overall volatile sport. Pineda allows 49% hard-hits to right-handed batters while Buxton has far and away the best offensive numbers vs right-handed pitching in this lineup. He also matches up well vs his pitch mix — 91% of Pineda’s pitches vs righties are either fastball or slider — two pitches Buxton has feasted on in his career. There’s a pretty good chance you can get him cheaper than this price, but I’m willing to buy in up to this amount in one of the top match-ups on the slate.

Secondary Buy

Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Angels

Potential Bid: $4.50

Break-Even Point: 38th

Zach Plesac has flashed upside for Cleveland in the past, but through one month of action this season this looks like a pitcher I want to attack. He’s getting hit much harder than in 2021 — his hard-hit rate has jumped over 10% and his barrels per plate appearance are up over 10. His expected ERA sits north of six runs, which is just not good. Given those scary hard-contact numbers we want  to target power hitters against him. Walsh certainly fits that mold with a .217 ISO vs right-handed pitching since the start of last season. He’s experienced a relatively slow start to this season, but all of his advanced metrics and statcast date look on par with what he posted during his breakout 2021 campaign. The bulk of Plesac’s pitches vs lefties are fastball/change up — two pitches Walsh has success against. Over the last three seasons, he owns an ISO above .200 against both pitches. Los Angeles has a solid 4.5 run total tonight but I think they can easily go over that in this spot. I don’t mind stacking them, but Walsh in particular is so far down the pre-ranking we should be able to secure some cheap shares on Wednesday.

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