MLB Cash Game Plays – 9/27

Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef


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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MLB Cash Game Plays by Patio Joe


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

Rich Hill- He Has owned the Padres this year. If you have listened to me or read anything I have this, You know I don’t like Hill but with the other options on the slate. He is the best tonight.

Luis Severino- He always bounces back after a rough start.

Garrett Richards- Righties still have success against these White Sox

Chad Kuhl- One more time this year, The smooth sounds of Chad Kuhl as a 2nd pitcher option on Dk.

Danny Salazar- Another 2nd pitcher option on DK. I wish I knew how long he is going to go.


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

Gary Sanchez

Sal Perez

Kevin Plaweck

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.

Joey Votto

Freddie Freeman

Eric Thames

Matt Carpenter

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.

Neil Walker

Daniel Murphy

Scooter Gennett

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

Mike Moustakas

Josh Donaldson

Travis Shaw

Anthony Rendon

Justin Turner

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

Francisco Lindor

Xander Bogaerts

Trea Turner

Didi Gregorious


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. Mike Trout
  2. Bryce Harper
  3. Aaron Judge
  4. Kole Calhoun
  5. Justin Upton
  6. Ryan Braun
  7. Andrew McCutchen
  8. Teoscar Hernandez
  9. Lorenzo Cain



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-    Austin Barnes, Stephen Vogt

1B-  Hanley Ramirez, Josh Bell

2B-  Eric Sogard, Sean Rodriguez

3B-   Rio Ruiz, Yandy Diaz, Tyler Saladino

SS –    Corey Seager, Kike Hernandez, Freddy Galvis

OF- Travis Taijeron, Brandon Moss, Gregory Polanco

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. Royals
  2. Angels
  3. Yankees
  4. Brewers
  5. Nationals
  6. Red Sox


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