MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/3/22) - DFS Karma
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MLB Jock MKT Plays (5/3/22)

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

5/3/22 Top Buy

Juan Soto, Washington Nationals

Potential Bid: $8.00

Break-Even Point: 18th

If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Soto recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $8.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 18th 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 Soto at $8.00 and he finishes 18th in this field, I make my $8.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $17.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $7.00). It’s that simple.

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

I rarely write up the number one player in the pre-ranking but this is the second day in a row I’m doing so, mainly because I can’t avoid this spot for Soto. For starters, he’s in Coors Field and matches up very well with German Marquez. Marquez has actually allowed more power to righties than lefties the last few seasons, but he still gets hit hard by left-handed batters. He relies on 54% ground balls to get outs, and Soto can counteract that with his 22.5% line drive rate this season. We know Soto is arguably the best hitter in baseball — but he also absolutely crushes Marquez’s most-used pitches, fastball and slider. Offense is down across the league right now, and these Coors games are really the only huge totals even on a bigger slate.

Secondary Buy

Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros

Potential Bid: 6.50

Break-Even Point: 25th

As I noted above, there really isn’t any huge team totals on the board but Houston is the next closest to the Coors teams with just under a 5 implied total. Tucker is one of the best hitters in this lineup against right-handed pitching, and he’s been locked in at the plate to begin 2022. He comes into tonight top-30 in baseball in barrels per plate appearance (8.8) and second-overall in average fly-ball distance. He’s hitting the ball hard and far, and I do feel like he is due for some home run regression coming soon. I assume most people will be on Yordan Alvarez from this team, so we may be able to get Tucker a bit cheaper when he profiles just as well tonight.

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