MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/1/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/1/22)

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

5/1/22 Top Buy

Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

Potential Bid: $5.50

Break-Even Point: 31st

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Devers recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $5.50 per share for him. He needs to finish 31st 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 Devers at $5.50 and he finishes 31st in this field, I make my $5.50 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $19.50). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $4.50). It’s that simple.

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

Devers was a top-buy for me on Saturday and I’m going back to the well today against Jordan Lyles. Lyles has struggled to strike out batters over the last few seasons, which causes him to allow a lot of balls put into play. He gives up above-average hard-hits to both sides of the plate and putting a lot of balls in play vs him causes him to allow a lot of homeruns as well. Devers is the best hitter in this lineup vs right-handed pitching the last two seasons sporting a .320 ISO and .382 wOBA. Furthermore, Lyles throws nearly 50% fastballs to left-handed batters which bodes well for Devers. On top of being the best overall hitter — he’s the best fastball hitter as well. Since the start of 2018, .374 ISO and 55% hard-hit rate vs fastballs is tops on this team. They have one of the bigger team totals on the slate and this is a spot I want exposure on Sunday.

Secondary Buy

Josh Donaldson, New York Yankees

Potential Bid: $5.00

Break-Even Point: 34th

No shocker that the Yankees are also in a strong spot, matching up with a mediocre lefty Daniel Lynch. Lynch is a promising young arm for the Royals, but he’s yet to put it all together at the major league level. Since joining the big league roster he’s allowing a .372 wOBA to right-handed batters which isn’t going to cut it against this powerful right-handed heavy Yankees team. Most will be focused on Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton here, but I like the value with Donaldson at or below $5.00. He actually boasts an ISO higher than Stanton since the start of last season with a .291 mark vs left-handed pitching. Lynch is primarily fastball /slider and those are two pitches Donaldson crushes. His ISO is well above .250 against both pitches. New York actually has an even bigger team total than Boston and I like getting some cheap shares to the lineup while not sacrificing any power upside.

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