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

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

5/5/22 Top Buy

Cedric Mullins, Baltimore Orioles

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 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. 

We have a smaller set of games on Thursday evening and this Twins/Orioles contest carries one of the higher O/U’s at eight runs. Mullins matches up with Chris Archer who has survived this season, but owns some pretty scary advanced metrics including a 4.73 expected ERA and a 13% walk rate. He can get strikeouts, but that’s really not a concern for Mullins who has the lowest strikeout rate in this lineup against right-handed pitching. Archer allows a lot of power to batters from the left-side, and Mullins fits that mold with a .246 ISO since the start of last season. Archer has also only thrown two pitches really this season, which makes it hard to navigate a lineup more than one time. He’s throwing his slider over 60% of the time to lefties, and Mullins is the best slider hitter in this lineup. Since the start of 2019 — he’s posted a .364 wOBA and 46% hard-contact rate against the pitch.

Secondary Buy

Jesus Sanchez, Miami Marlins

Potential Bid: $4.00

Break-Even Point: 42nd

Sanchez has been one of the better young hitters in baseball this season, and Thursday night looks like a good night to buy-low on some Miami Marlins. They have just a 3.6 implied team total, but they match up with Nick Martinez who has not looked good all season for San Diego. He has the third-highest SIERA of any pitcher throwing today since the start of last season, and that comes with a 13% walk rate over that span. The biggest reason for his struggles has been his fastball. He’s allowing a .654 wOBA with his fastball this season despite throwing it 35% of the time to left-handed batters. Sanchez is the best fastball hitter on this team — posting a .537 xwOBA, .286 ISO and 54% hard-contact rate. Martinez also doesn’t have the dominant strikeout stuff to get Sanchez to punch out multiple times, so we should see some balls in play here. I like the Marlins power hitters tonight as value buys.

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