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.
7/1/22 Top Buy
Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
Potential Bid: $5.50
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 5.50 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 $5.50 and he finishes 34th 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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Alvarez has one of the top-overall match-ups on the board tonight, and I’m wiling to spend even over this number to secure some shares of him on Friday night. Houston owns a solid 5 run implied team total tonight, and matches up with Michael Lorenzen. Lorenzen has struggled to get left-handed batters out this season, striking them out just 14% of the time and allowing a .368 wOBA. We know that Alvarez is the best lefty in the Houston lineup, but he truly has maybe the best numbers in the game against righties this season. His ceiling is as high as any batter in the league every time he steps on the field, and I think he has a very strong chance at the number one overall player tonight.
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
Potential Bid: $4.00
Break-Even Point: 42nd
I’m unsure of where the price will land on Jose Ramirez tonight, but he’s so far down in the pre-ranking due to his match-up with Gerrit Cole he is pretty much a lock to be a strong value buy. For starters, he is one of the best hitters in baseball this season, and should pretty much never get down this low in the pre-ranking. This is one key thing we can always look to take advantage of on the platform — when top hitters are bumped down due to perceived tough match-ups. While on paper, yes, Gerrit Cole is a great pitcher that also doesn’t mean that it’s a bad match-up for Ramirez. Cole struggles mainly with one thing — left-handed power and that’s what a player like Ramirez provides. His .342 ISO against right-handed pitching this season is one of the top marks in baseball. Cole is also known for his fastball, and he will routinely challenge hitters with it in the strike zone and dare them to hit it. Ramirez owns a .490 ISO against fastballs. Despite this being two great players, it’s actually a strong spot for Ramirez who is a near lock to go over-looked on Friday.