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.
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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.
- Sonny Gray – Gray is a big favorite at home against a strikeout heavy Rays team that Severino shut down last night. The Rays have a ton of lefties so they can be a little unnerving at times in this small park with a short porch in right field. Still, Gray has looked solid this season for the most part and he has a 53% GB rate to lefties and he’s actually a reverse splits guy anyway.
- Lance Lynn – Lynn is another big favorite and has a better park though he faces a Cubs team that seems to be waking up. Lynn struggles with lefties and in his last outing he gave up eight earned runs in Pittsburgh. He has pitched much better at home than on the road this season. The Cubs put out their B squad but it is loaded with lefties.
- Danny Duffy – Duffy has struggled with injury but even before that he wasn’t as dominant as he was last year. Still he has K-upside and draws a match-up at home with a bad Tigers offense. The Tigers have hit lefties better for sure but the big park should help Duffy’s case and he is also a big favorite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommy La Stella
SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS.
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.
- Khris Davis
- Matt Joyce
- Delino DeSheilds
- Christian Yelich
- Andrew Benintendi
- Dexter Fowler
- Dexter Fowler
- Ryan Rua
- Kyle Schwarber
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- McCann (DET), Hicks, Smith (CWS), Maldonado, Victor Caratini
1B- J. Bell, H. Ramirez, E. Navarro
3B- T. La Stella, A. Garcia (ATL), M. Davidson, Cuthbert, Middlebrooks
SS – Mercer, Hechavarria, J. Iglesias
OF- J. Bonifacio, C. Dickerson, Polanco, J. Werth, L. Adams, S. Piscotty, M. Canha, J. Jones, A. Engel, L. Martin (STL), R. Rua,