Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.20.17


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.

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Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

Thursday! My favorite day for MLB DFS!! Slate is a little light so scale back on cash games.


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

Madison Bumgarner– Best match-up . At home. Follow the herd in cash and go MadBum.

Brandon McCarthy– 2nd pitcher option on DK.

AUDIE WILD AND CRAZY SPECIAL PLAY:  MIKE FOLTYWHATEVER (ATL).  Here is my thinking, the Dodgers got done with their game at Midnight in Chicago and didn’t get back to LA till probably around 3 AM. Got home. Gave the wife a little pickle tickle cause they have been gone for over a week.  Then the kids get up at 7 AM. And want to see Daddy.  My point is I think the Dodgers are tired and this is a spot you can use Folty on the road.  Low owned.  Still very risky.


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.

Beef Castillo– Hit’s lefties well.


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.

Miguel Cabrera– Good match-up against Duffy.

Brandon Belt– Will go overlooked.

Cody Bellinger– The kid is single and just went home and slept.  He may have banged too.


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.

Ian Kinsler– Like his value.

Jonathan Schoop– Been on fire lately.

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


Adrian Beltre– Top 3B play of the day for me.

Manny Machado– Attack Perez

Nick Castellanos– Like him again today.

Justin Turner– Has good reverse splits.


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

Elvis Andrus– He truly is the King tonight at SS.  There is no one else on the higher end

Brandon Crawford– His is going to produce tonight.


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. Carlos Gomez
  2. Justin Upton
  3. Joc Pederson
  4. Aaron Judge
  5. Nelson Cruz
  6. Chris Taylor





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-   Jonthan Lucroy/Chirinos, James McCann   

1B- Mike Napoli- Love him today

2B- Chase Utley, Joe Panik



OF-  Yasiel Puig, Mike Mahtook, Delino Deshields

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. Rangers
  2. Tigers
  3. Giants


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