Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.9.17



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

Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

It’s Sunday!! Last day of MLB DFS for four days! Be sure to check the site for strategy articles.  Being the last day for a while, I thought I would do a little write up for today’s main slate.


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

Yu Darvish– Highest favorite on the slate today.  Angels don’t strike out a lot but You have a great chance at a “ w “ and quality start.

David Price– He goes back to where he starts his career.  Tampa struggles against lefties.

Chris Archer– He pitches better at home.

All three of these guys are around the same price point.  Should break up ownership and allow you to get in some bigger bats.

Trevor Cahill– Great 2nd pitcher on DK.  I also would not mind if you played him on FD also. I will have  some exposure to him today.


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.

Evan Gattis– Not much I like in the upper tier today at catcher.

Gary Sanchez– Can always go double dong.


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.

Jose Abreu– Crushes lefties and is in Coors.

Ryan Zimmerman– Like his price and Nats crush lefties


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.

Rougned Odor– Ramirez struggles against lefties.

D.J. LeMahieu– Cheaper exposure to this game and should be hitting 2nd.

Jonathan Schoop– Hits righties well and we want to pick on Gibson today.


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

Nolan Arenado– At home against a lefty.

Manny Machado– Are you seeing him heating up just like we said he was?  SO CHEAP ON FD

Freddie Freeman– Ross gives up a lot of HR’s to lefties.


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

Carlos Correa– A little expensive but he is on a MVP pace with his other two team mates.

Didi Gregorious– Love his price, Batting 3rd.

Eduardo Escobar– Good price. Better value is batting 2nd.

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.

  1. George Springer
  2. Andrew McCutchen
  3. Jay Bruce
  4. Nomar Mazara
  5. Aaron Judge
  6. Shin-Soo Choo
  7. Charlie Blackmon
  8. Curtis Granderson
  9. Ender Inciarte
  10. Avisail Garcia- Check line-up to see if he plays.


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



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-   Stephen Vogt   

1B-  Jesus Aguilar, Ji-Man Choi, Trey Mancini, Joey Gallo, Kennys Vargas, Matt Adams

2B- Josh Harrison, Trevor Plouffe

3B- Manny Machado- If he is up top and on the value page. That says something. 

SS- Wilmer Difo, Freddy Galvis

OF-  Max Kepler, Brian Goodwin, Clint Frazier, Kyle Schwarber, Eddie Rosario, Robbie Grossman

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. Twins
  3. Mets
  4. Brewers
  5. Nationals
  6. Orioles
  7. Braves



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