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.
6/21/22 Top Buy
Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
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 Alvarez 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 Alvarez 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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We have a truly massive slate on tap tonight, and Alvarez has a strong case for number one overall player against Trevor Williams. Williams has never been a great pitcher, and Alvarez has far and away the best numbers on the Astros against righties over the last two seasons with a massive .403 wOBA. He also has a .200 ISO against fastballs, Williams most-used pitch to left-handed batters. Houston has nearly a five run implied team total, and there is no doubt Alvarez has the highest ceiling in their lineup right now. He also has been locked in at the plate — ranking top-25 in all of baseball with a 43% hard-hit rate over the last 14 days of play.
Justin Upton, Seattle Mariners
Potential Bid: $3.60
Break-Even Point: 46th
I can’t believe it’s 2022 and I’m writing about Justin Upton, but here we are! I do think the potential is there for him to smash his price range tonight, especially against James Kaprielian. Kaprielian struggles to consistently get right-handed batters out, striking them out just 18% of the time. We have a very small sample of Upton this season as he just joined the team, but he’s hit the ball hard with a 50% hard-hit rate. He also owns a 41% hard-hit rate against fastballs — a pitch that Kaprielian throws over 60% of the time. Seattle actually has a pretty solid team total tonight, and I think getting some cheap exposure to the middle of the lineup makes a ton of sense.