Straight Cash Homie (DraftKings Afternoon) – 7.30.17


What’s up Wise Take?  Patio Joe here to bring you your cash game article

I am not going to boggle you down with statistic after statistic on why a play is good.  I may give a sentence but that’s it.  I’ll break down each position with the best cash game play.  Each position will have a description of my general rule on how I select each player at that position.   What is a good cash game play?  Well, to me, it is the safest to hit his value, the most optimal play at each position with price being considered.  Next will be a value section.  These will be players that I will be playing depending on where they are hitting in the line-up.  I then will give you my MVP play of the day.

Finally, even the cash game guy gets that GPP itch. So I will bring you a small section named “ At Bat W/Audie.” Here I will break down just a few of my favorite team stacks. Nothing big.

Please give me feedback on what you like and what you would like to see more of.  Be sure to follow me on twitter @patiojoeref

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5 game late slate on DK! I love you all at Wise Take so I thought I would do another quick write up.  Be sure to check the lineups as this is written a little earlier than normal.  Don’t forget about the livestream tonight featuring. CK, Paulie D & Patio Joe!! Youtube channel 8:30 PST 11:30 EST.


PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.

James Paxton

Gerritt Cole

Just pay up for these two and make it work elsewhere with value bats.

CATCHER: I generally pay 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.

Buster Posey

Jason Castro

Austin Barnes

FIRST BASE: I generally pay 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.

Mark Reynolds

Yonder Alonso

Wilmer Flores

SECOND BASE: I generally pay down for a player that is batting at the top of the order that is $2600 or below.  These are the top plays. Look down for value below.

Daniel Murphy

Chris Taylor

Robinson Cano

Jed Lowrie

THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.

Miguel Sano

Justin Turner

Nolan Arenado.


SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS.  $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent.  Will pay up at times.

Corey Seager

Marcus Semien

Trevor Story


OUTFIELD- I generally will pay down at least 1 OF position $2500 or below, perhaps even two depending on the pitcher.  I try and pay up for one elite OF.

The following are all great players, salaries not listed. Order of who I like best.

  1. Charlie Blackmon
  2. Gerardo Parra
  3. Khris Davis
  4. Bryce Harper
  5. Kike Hernandez
  6. Ben Gamel


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-    Hector Sanchez, Bruce Maxwell

1B-  Alonso/ Healy

2B- Logan Forsythe

3B- Matt Chapman, Healy


OF-  Matt Joyce, Jabari Blash.

Remember if a player who normally doesn’t bat high in the order does for some reason and his at a very low price.  I will be considering him, So value may open up as the day moves on.



  1. A’S
  2. Rockies
  3. Twins


Any questions hit me up on twitter @patiojoeref!! GET MONEY!!!