MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @CK_013 – 9.7.17


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.

Patio Joe leaves for Vegas today for the Fantasy Football Championship Draft (season long), hit him up on twitter @PatioJoeRef and wish him luck. Taught him how to periscope too so look out!!

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. Corey Kluber – Kluber faces the White Sox and his floor just seems solid here. Kershaw did fine even with a pitch count but the pitch count certainly lowers his ceiling for sure. Kluber is having a solid season and I feel confident he can get the job done.
  2. Clayton Kershaw – Very few situations would prompt me to place Kershaw second but a pitch count is certainly one of them. While Kershaw’s floor is still high, his ceiling is capped by his pitch count implications. Should we hear the pitch count is lifted I do think Kershaw is the play especially with how bad the Rockies have been coming out of Coors.
  3. Aaron Nola – This is a late addition but the Nats line-up is pretty bad and the line is moving with Nola despite the public backing the Nats.
  4. Tanner Roark – He’s been pitching well enough to be mentioned in the cash article. Phillies are a terrible offense and they strikeout a ton. They did beat deGrom up in New York which was certainly surprising and Roark isn’t high on my list personally but on DraftKings you have to play two guys.
  5. Lance Lynn – He’s here because he’s got a match-up against the Padres so he is certainly in play as a cash game SP2, I woudn’t play him in cash on FanDuel with Kershaw and Kluber out there. I don’t like Lynn, he won’t be on my rosters but again I think its somewhat acceptable on DK in a two pitcher format.


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.

Travis d’Arnaud – Catcher seems pretty weak so just punt it tonight. Last night on the pod I said this game could be trappy but the weather forecast is looking slightly warmer than reported and some wind seems to be blowing out. Travis is cheap on FD and if he’s batting at the top of the order I think he’s a solid punt.

Yadier Molina – Molina is having a great year and he draws a match-up with a lefty. San Diego has been more humid of late and we have seen some higher scoring games. I think I’d rather punt here but Yadi is in play.

Sal Perez – Terrible BvP against Gibson but he bats in the middle of the order and seems to be heating up with three home runs in his last three games, including two last night.

A.J. Ellis – Cheap and a solid punt play today against Newcomb, Ellis is certainly better against lefties than he is against rightes.


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.

Joey Votto – Dude is just a cash game beast, one of the best hitters in the game having a quietly great season. Decent BvP against Harvey and the winds are projected to blow out to right about 10 mph.

Freddie Freeman – At home in the park built for Freddie, and he’s been heating up. Reports of the wrist injury maybe floating around but he’s looked pretty good to me.

Anthony Rizzo – Solid BvP against Tallion and as our boy Josh (CashinDFS) has said, PNC Park is Rizzo’s favorite park to play in.

Eric Hosmer – Match-up against Kyle Gibson, Hosmer has been playing much of late.


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 – Sam Giviglio on the other side, Dozier is pretty good.

Daniel Murphy – Good BvP against Aaron Nola if you want to pay up he has been pretty hot lately.

Jose Ramirez – I don’t necessarily want to pick on Rodon here but Ramirez has been red hot and we love hot players in cash games.

Ian Happ – Leading off, not crazy about the Cubs in general but him and Rizzo seem playable for sure.

Yangervis Solarte/Carlos Asuaje – Not afraid of Lynn so if you want to punt completely either guy is fine at 2B.
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.

Mike Moustakus – Great BvP but he may have gotten hurt last night. IF he plays, he’s my top cash option.

Asdrubal Cabera – Still pretty cheap on FanDuel, batting third against an unproven pitcher. Wind blowing out to right field.

Kris Bryant – Expensive and 1-for-9 against Tallion but that 1 was a homer.

Yandy Diaz – If you want a punt he’s batting third tonight against Rodon.

Brian Anderson – You can always punt if you’d like and this dude is cheap against a lefty.


SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS. 

Zack Cozart – Great player and a solid match-up against Harvey.

Paul DeJong – Match-up against a lefty, we have seen the ball carry a bit in the humidity out there.

Jose Reyes – Jose! Jose! Jose! Jose! been hot lately and wind is blowing out to right.

Jorge Polanco – Twins have cooled off but if he’s batting third he’s in play.


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. Giancarlo Stanton
  2. Marcell Ozuna
  3. Adam Duvall
  4. Billy Hamilton
  5. Jose Martinez
  6. Austin Jackson
  7. Scott Schebler
  8. Ender Inciarte
  9. Kyle Schwarber


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-   D’Arnau, S. Perez, Elias Diaz, A.J. Ellis 

1B-  Tyler Moore, Tommy Joseph, Dom Smith

2B- Kinsler, Solarte, Breyvic Valera, Alex Mejia 

3B- David Freese, Brian Anderson, Rio Ruiz, Yandy Diaz

SS – J.P. Crawford

OF- Phillip Ervin, Brandon Guyer, Harrison Bader, Piscotty