MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/2/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/2/22)

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

5/2/22 Top Buy

Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins

Potential Bid: $7.50

Break-Even Point: 20th

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 $7.50 per share for him. He needs to finish 20th 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 Buxton at $7.50 and he finishes 20th in this field, I make my $7.50 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $17.50). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $6.50). It’s that simple.

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

I don’t often do this, but I’m looking to secure shares of the number one ranked player on Monday night, Byron Buxton. Buxton was my pre-season MVP pick and he has been nothing short of amazing when on the field this season. He gets a great match-up tonight against Tyler Wells, even though it’s a righty on righty spot. Despite being right-handed, Buxton actually has the best numbers in this lineup in same-handed match-ups since the start of last season posting a massive .412 wOBA. Furthermore, Wells is actually worse vs right-handed batters allowing over a .200 ISO over that same span. He throws over 50% fastballs, which is good news for Buxton as well. Aside from being the best overall hitter, Bux is the best fastball hitter with an ISO sitting north of .460 in the split. He’s been locked in with a 97.5 mph average exit velocity this season, and I think is the type of spot I like to chase his ceiling in.

Secondary Buy

Ronald Acuna, Atlanta Braves

Potential Bid: 4.50

Break-Even Point: 38th

I don’t even love this match-up with Bassitt being a pretty solid starter this season, but this is just too cheap for arguably the best hitter in baseball. Acuna just returned from injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from making an impact. He’s averaged just under seven fantasy points per game since his return, and he matches up well with Bassitt’s pitch mix. He throws primarily sinkers to right-handed batters — a pitch that Acuna has crushed in his career. Since the start of 2019 he has some of the top marks on the team against the pitch, including a .489 expected wOBA and a .265 ISO. Overall, this is just too cheap for Acuna in any match-up and I’m always willing to secure shares of an elite hitter for a sub-$5.00 price.

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