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.
6/1/22 Top Buy
Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox
Potential Bid: $5.00
Break-Even Point: 34th
If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Devers recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $5.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 34th 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 Devers at $5.00 and he finishes 34th in this field, I make my $5.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $20.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $4.00). It’s that simple.
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Devers makes a strong case for top-overall buy tonight against Hunter Greene. Greene looks like he can be a really good pitcher one day, but for now he relies too heavily on his fastball and walks too many batters. He’s been slightly better vs lefties than righties this season, but Devers is so good against fastballs I’m willing to overlook that. Over the last three seasons, Devers has posted over a .400 wOBA against heaters with a 56% hard-contact rate. He’s also been one of the best hitters in baseball this season, and has as high of a ceiling as anyone on this slate. Boston has one of the bigger team totals on tonight’s slate, so pairing Devers with some of the cheaper bats in their lineup makes sense.
Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
Potential Bid: $3.40
Break-Even Point: 48th
Adley hasn’t really seen the results yet after getting the call to the big leagues, but the underlying data tells us the breakout is coming. He’s struck out a lot, but also owns over 65% hard-hits and a 50% fly-ball rate. Robbie Ray certainly has strikeout ability, but he has struggled with right-handed batters this season and throws a lot of fastballs. Given that he throws his heater over half the time to righties, Rutschman could be sitting on the pitch and this could be the breakout game we’ve been waiting for from him. Regardless, this price is very low for someone in a spot against a pitcher that allows a lot of homeruns, and he’s my favorite value buy on Wednesday night.