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.
6/3/22 Top Buy
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
Potential Bid: $6.00
Break-Even Point: 28th
If you’re new to Jock MKT, you may be struggling to read what’s listed below the Ramirez recommendation. Essentially, I’m willing to spend up to $6.00 per share for him. He needs to finish 28th 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 Ramirez at $6.00 and he finishes 28th in this field, I make my $6.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $19.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $5.00). It’s that simple.
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I haven’t purchased a lot of shares of Ramirez this season, but that hasn’t been a smart strategy as he’s been one of the best hitters in all of baseball. Him and his Cleveland teammates are in one of the best overall spots on Friday night, matched up with Bruce Zimmermann and the Baltimore Orioles. They feature a 4.5 run total, and there is reason to believe they can go over that in this spot. Zimmermann had a few good starts to begin the season, but those have quickly faded and he’s now allowing over a .350 wOBA to both sides of the plate. J-Ram has far and away the bets numbers in this lineup vs left-handed pitching — and he matches up well vs his pitch mix as well. He throws mostly fastball/change up to right-handed batters, two pitched Ramirez owns above-average contact and power marks against. There’s a strong case for Ramirez to be the top overall buy on Friday.
Bobby Witt Jr, Kansas City Royals
Potential Bid: $4.00
Break-Even Point: 42nd
Witt Jr and the Royals sport just a 4 implied run total tonight, but I think the match-up is much stronger than Vegas indicates. Jose Urquidy has really struggled at times this season, he’s striking out under 17% of batters and is especially bad against right-handed hitters. Witt has bounced back after a slow start to his major league career — his .342 wOBA vs RHP is second-best in this lineup and his hard-hit rate is over 43% over the last seven days. Urquidy throws mainly fastballs to righties, which has been Witt’s best pitch to hit. Since joining the big league club, we are looking at a .427 wOBA vs fastballs. Witt has both power and speed potential and I don’t think he will continue to be this cheap as we progress through the season. Tonight is the perfect match-up to buy into the potential.