MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @CK_013 – 9.22.17


Hey WiseTake Family this is CK013 covering “Straight Cash Home” for Patio Joe. Patio Joe will return but don’t worry we will make sure the cash game articles are covered. Patio Joe has a Cash Game template he goes by and I happen to like it. I will be writing up the top cash plays at each position based off of his cash game preferred template.

Straight Cash Homie w/CK013

PITCHERS: Patio Joe generally pays up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc. On this slate there really isn’t a top stud you must have.

  1. Justin Verlander – The Angels don’t strikeout a ton, but tell that to Verlander who put up 61 against these guys just the other day. It’s tough for a pitcher to play a team twice in a row but Houston has let the guy pitch which is great.
  2. Zack Greinke – Greinke has pitched better at home despite the poor ball park. His match-up with Miami is a little worrisome as they carry a lot of lefties and a lot of power. Still, Greinke is one of the best names going tonight and should get the W with Conley on other side.
  3. Jon Gray – Kind of expensive out of no where but he has plenty of K upside and the Padres provide him with a solid floor and ceiling here. The Padres have been hitting a bit but they’ve still been striking out and this is a huge ball park boost for Gray.
  4. Mashiro Tanaka – My issue here is the Blue Jays don’t strikeout but I do think he pitches well overall making him a safer cash type option though he may be better served in GPPs due to the other options going.


CATCHER: Joe generally pays down at catcher. $2700 below is my mark. I will list the best play but please look at the value section for the catcher I like.


Gary Sanchez

Chris Iannetta

Stephen Vogt


FIRST BASE: Joe generally pays up for a first base.  These days there are always high priced options in good spots.  Most offensive production comes from first base and third base.

Paul Goldschmidt

Freedie Freeman

Cody Bellinger

Rhys Hoskins

Eric Thames


SECOND BASE: Joe generally pays down for a player that is batting at the top of the order that is $2600 or below but this is an 8 game slate with limited options.

Brian Dozier

Jose Altuve

Starlin Castro

Ian Kinsler

Eric Sogard


THIRD BASE: Joe generally pays up for a top play at third base (along with first base). The most production comes from third base.NOTE: If we see someone cheaper batting at the top of the order, consider them for sure. We are willing to punt here if there are cheap guys at the top of the order.

Nolan Arenado

Kris Bryant

Eduardo Escobar

Travis Shaw

Rio Ruiz


SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS. 

Xander Bogaerts

Didi Gregorius

Jorge Polanco

Trea Turner

Carlos Correa


OUTFIELD- Joe will generally pay down at least 1 OF position $2500 or below, perhaps even two depending on the pitcher.  He usually tries to pay up for one elite OF.

  1. Aaron Judge
  2. J.D. Martinez
  3. Dexter Fowler
  4. Byron Buxton
  5. Andrew Benintendi
  6. Charlie Blackmon
  7. Carlos Gonzalez
  8. Aaron Altherr
  9. Ryan Braun


VALUE SECTION:  The following players are the value plays of the day, which are players where price meets, where they are batting in the line-up.  Players that can hit value easily because  Their salary is so low.  It is essential to have value players in your cash game line-up in order to be successful.

C-   Iannetta, Vogt, McCann, Ramos, Gimenez, Martin

1B- Lucas Duda, Logan Morrison, Miggy Cabrera, Mark Reynolds, Josh Bell, Mitch Moreland

2B- Adrian Sanchez, Eric Sogard, Brad Miller, Rougned Odor, Daniel Robertson

3B- Rio Ruiz, Mike Moustakus, Matt Davidson, Tyler Saladino

SS – Adam Rosales, Difo, Eric Aybar

OF- Mallex Smith, Jorge Bonifacio, Teoscar Hernandez, Steven Souza, Corey Dickerson, Jose Martinez, Adam Duvall, Patrick Kivlehan, Max Kepler, JaCoby Jones, Carlos Beltran, Heredia, Hunter Renfroe, Entire Nationals OF