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.
6/2/22 Top Buy
Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
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 Albies recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $5.50 per share for him. He needs to finish 31st 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 $5.50 and he finishes 31st in this field, I make my $5.50 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $19.50). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $4.50). It’s that simple.
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We have a massive 11.5 O/U in Colorado tonight, with Atlanta leading the slate in terms of implied run total at just under 6.5 runs. Given that massive total, we will be attacking this game up-and-down and I prefer the Braves side against Austin Gomber. Gomber has struggled with right-handed batters this season, allowing a .341 wOBA compared to a .269 wOBA allowed to same-handed batters. Albies has been much better vs lefties than righties over the last two seasons — posting a .363 wOBA and .231 ISO in the split. Gomber is throwing his fastball over 40% of the time this season, which bodes well for Albies who is the best heater hitter in this lineup. Since the start of 2019, he owns a massive .434 wOBA and .358 ISO against fastballs. It will be no secret to target this lineup tonight, but I believe Albies is the top-overall buy on tonight’s slate.
Nolan Gorman, St. Louis Cardinals
Potential Bid: $3.90
Break-Even Point: 43rd
Gorman continues to impress for the Cardinals, sporting the highest wOBA, hard-hit, and line drive rate against right-handed pitching since joining the big league club. He is in a spot to succeed tonight against Keegan Thompson who relies pretty much exclusively on ground balls to get outs. Gorman’s elite line drive rate also comes with above-average fly-balls, so he should be able to counteract that ground ball ability for Thompson. St. Louis owns just a 4 run implied team total, so there is a strong chance people aren’t targeting them as heavily as I will be tonight. Overall, this is just a value buy — Gorman should cost much more against right-handed pitching and there’s a good chance he isn’t going for this cheap in a few more weeks.