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.
4/28/22 Top Buy
Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees
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 Stanton 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 Stanton 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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The Yankees have been a target of mine for weeks, but the problem with the team as a whole is they are incredibly streaky. They couldn’t touch this Orioles pitching stiff a week and a half ago in Baltimore, but they’ve turned things around back home in the Bronx. This is 100% a team you want to play when they are firing on all cylinders, and that makes Stanton and the rest of his team a top target for me on Thursday. Bruce Zimmermann has made some pitch mix changes and looks pretty solid to start the season, but this is still a very tough match-up for him. I know he’s already had success against them once, but that could actually be a negative for him with the Yankees being able to see the changes he’s made. Stanton homered last night, and has always been one of the best hitters in baseball against left-handed pitching. Despite his slower start to the season, he still ranks second in baseball in barrels per plate appearance and first in average exit velocity. It’s pretty cold in New York today, but with nearly 20 mph winds blowing out to center that’s another boost to Stanton and his teammates. They have a big 5.2 team total so they won’t be a secret, but he’s my top buy on this slate and I’m willing to spend up to secure shares.
Tyler Naquin, Cincinnati Reds
Potential Bid: $4.00
Break-Even Point: 42nd
Cincinnati has been an absolute disaster already this season, and they look like potentially the worst team in baseball. It won’t be often that I’m targeting them, but today is one of those days vs Nick Martinez. Martinez has just not been good, at all. He’s allowing a .448 wOBA and over 50% hard-hits — he’s sporting an ERA north of 4.00 and is still outperforming expectations with a 7.04 expected ERA. His fastball is absolutely horrific, allowing a wOBA over .700 with the pitch this season. It also doesn’t help that he throws that pitch a ton, especially to left-handed batters. That’s great news for Naquin, who sports a .214 ISO and 41% hard-contact rate vs fastballs over the last three seasons. All of the Reds are pretty far down in the pre-ranking, so you should be able to secure shares of their left-handed batters for pretty cheap today. Jake Fraley is another fastball hitter, that has power and upside for a potential cheap price tag,