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.
Early Market Top Buy
Josh Donaldson, New York Yankees
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 Donaldson 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 Donaldson 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.
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New York is in a top spot on Saturday afternoon, matched up with Dallas Keuchel with warm weather and winds blowing out in Yankee Stadium. Keuchel has been a shell of his former self this season, walking almost as many batters as he’s struck out and relying solely on ground balls to get any outs. Given that ground ball lean, we want to target fly-ball hitters against him and Donaldson owns the highest fly-ball rate on the team vs LHP this season at 47%. He also matches up well vs the pitch mix. Keuchel throws primarily sinkers to both sides of the plate, over the last three seasons Donaldson is one of the best sinker hitters in baseball. He sports a massive .412 ISO in the split. Overall, New York has the highest team total on the board today, and targeting the right-handed power hitters will be my strategy.
Late Market Top Buy
Hunter Renfroe, Milwaukee Brewers
Potential Bid: $5.17
Break-Even Point: 33rd
I’ve been attacking Patrick Corbin all season, and that won’t stop on Saturday night when he faces the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched fine in his last few starts, but he still looks like a ghost of himself and he will continue to struggle with right-handed power bats. Renfroe fits that mold, posting a .272 ISO vs left-handed pitching over the last two seasons. Corbin is throwing more sinkers in place of his lackluster fastball this season, which is good news for our target as well. Since the start of 2018 — we are looking at a .421 ISO and 61% hard-contact rate vs sinkers. He has slate-breaking power for an affordable price, and the right-handed Brewers will be a top target for me on Saturday night.