MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/14/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/14/22)

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

5/14/22 Top Buy

Cedric Mullins, Baltimore Orioles

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 Mullins 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 Mullins 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. 

There is no team total above 4.5 runs on this slate of games, so we are going to be forced to look at some lackluster offenses. Baltimore finds themselves in a good match-up vs Michael Pineda, who continues to struggle with left-handed batters. Over the last two seasons, he’s allowing a .354 wOBA and .218 ISO in the split…numbers that have gotten even worse this season. Mullins is the best hitter in this lineup, with strong numbers against right-handed pitching and the lowest strikeout rate in the lineup. We want to target Pineda with power, and Mullins has the highest hard-hit rate on the team at 45%. Pineda also throws a ton of fastballs — he uses the pitch over 60% of the time vs opposite-hand batters. That’s good news for Mullins, who has been the best fastball hitter on the roster over the last three seasons. I don’t want to go overboard on a bad offense like the O’s, but Mullins is clearly in a top spot on Saturday afternoon.

Secondary Buy

Chad Pinder, Oakland Athletics

Potential Bid: $4.38

Break-Even Point: 39th

If searching for a value buy on Saturday, look no further than Chad Pinder. Pinder has long been someone we target vs left-handed pitching, and he has the highest ISO on the A’s since the start of last season (.224). That also comes with the highest hard-hit rate (53%) which will play against a pitcher that allows a lot of hard-contact. Jhonathan Diaz throws his change-up the most to righties, using it over 40% of the time. Pinder excels vs the pitch, owning a .396 wOBA and .226 ISO vs change-ups. Overall, he has the power capabilities to finish at the top of a condensed slate, and this is a strong individual match-up for him.

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