Straight Cash Homie w/ @CK_013 – 9.1.17


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. Clayton Kershaw – I am going to acknowledge the fact that he is pitching but we have heard from several sources that he is going to be on a pitch count and at his price, even against the Padres, we are looking at limited upside here.
  2. Jimmy Nelson – Ole reliable. Nelson is a WiseTake favorite this season and he’s the guy I probably trust the most when considering his price. The National offense seems to be waking up with the return of Trea Turner however the “safe” options are looking pretty bleek.
  3. Luis Castillo – Not your typical cash play here and he’s very expensive on DK but like Goudsaab said on the pod last night this guy is legit. He has very powerful stuff and changes speeds fairly drastically. The Pirates may not K as much as lot of other poor offenses but we have seen guys go the distance again them even without crazy high K rates.
  4. Gerrit Cole – Don’t love this spot for Cole, he has been super inconsistent and not a typical cash play but our options our limited and this game has very low total.

Lower Cost Options:

  1. Mike Clevinger – Clevinger has had success against the Tigers in the past and this is an especially bad Tigers team after getting rid of their best hitter Justin Upton.
  2. Blake Snell – Blake is never a good cash play but the White Sox are pretty bad and there is some wind blowing in from left which bodes well for Snell. He has the K-upside but we prefer to see a good ump here.


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 – This guy can make it tough to pay down at catcher when he faces mediocre pitchers, he’s just that damn good.

Stephen Vogt – Very cheap on FanDuel, small park and Roark doesn’t scare me enough. Platoon splits as well.

Salvador Perez – Dude’s been cold but his price reflects that Dillon Gee sucks.


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 – Very expensive but look at his game-logs, he’s been automatic.

Edwin Encarnacion – Buck Farmer and then the Detroit Bullpen.

Eric Thames – Roark in a small park (super cheap on FanDuel).

Lucas Duda – Lopez in a small park, he’s been struggling against lefties and Dude can hit his curveball.

Eric Hosmer – Dillon Gee again.


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.

Jonathan Schoop – Been hot especially at home, Biagini has been terrible.

Dee Gordon – Stolen base upside, leading off.

Jose Ramirez – He’s been playing well again and it’s Buck Farmer and the bullpen.

Eduardo Nunez – Stolen base upside, playing back in Yankee Stadium.

Starlin Castro – Good BvP against Fister, good price.

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.

Manny Machado – Home against Biagini, I’m with it.

Nolan Arenado – Coors, he’s home and third base seems kinda blah for cash games today.

Josh Donaldson – Has been hitting better, good park and he has hit Guasman in the past.

Adrian Beltre – He may be out tonight as he battles through injury but he mashes lefties if he plays.


SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS. 

Fransisco Lindor – Buck Farmer and company.

Trea Turner – Dudes a beast against Righties.

Tim Beckham – For some reason he’s a different guy on this Orioles team.

Elvis Andrus – Good BvP.

Didi Gregorius – Cheaper option, not afraid of Fister.


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. Nelson Cruz
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Billy Hamilton
  4. Christian Yelich
  5. Giancarlo Stanton
  6. Choo
  7. Kevin Kiermaier
  8. Ryan Braun
  9. Justin Upton
  10. Andrew Benintendi


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-   Vogt, Montero, Sal Perez

1B-  Kendrys Morales, Tommy Joseph, Danny Valencia

2B- Taylor Motter, Carlos Asuaje, Y. Solarte

3B-  M. Franco, Saladino, Davidson

SS –  Segura

OF- Ezequiel Carrera, Brandon Moss, Boog Powell, Manuel Margot, Jose Pirela 

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.