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.
7/11/22 Top Play
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
Projected Rank: 8th
Example: If I buy 1 share of Ramirez at $9.00 and he finishes 14th in this field, I make my $9.00 back. If he finishes 1st, I win $25 (profit $16.00). If he finishes last, I win $1 (lose $8.00). It’s that simple.
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Ramirez continues to be one of the best hitters in fantasy baseball, and he is absolutely crushing right-handed pitching this season. He’s top-five in all of baseball in both wOBA and wRC+ against righties this season, but is only striking out 9% of the time. He is the only batter inside the top-25 of either metric with a single digit strikeout rate. Lance Lynn is a good real-life pitcher but he is much worse vs lefties than righties. He’s allowing a .372 wOBA to lefties compared to a .260 mark vs righties. Ramirez also has a good history against Lynn — sporting a .481 expected wOBA in 17 career at-bats.
MJ Melendez, Kansas City Royals
Projected Rank: 71st
Melendez and the Royals have one of the bigger team totals on the board tonight, sitting at 5 runs against Alex Faedo. Faedo has really struggled with lefties this season allowing a .350 wOBA and striking them out just 14% of the time. Melendez has cooled from his hot start after his call-up, but is still arguably the best hitter in this lineup that bats from the left side. His .474 expected wOBA is actually the top on this team against right-handed pitching. More importantly, he is the best fastball hitter on the Royals and that is going to be key tonight. Faedo is throwing his heater over 50% of the time — and Melendez owns monster numbers including a .391 ISO against the pitch.