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.
- Dallas Keuchel – He’s a huge favorite and draws a good match-up but he has struggled to show us consistency and his K’s have been down since returning from the DL. Still he is a huge favorite here and should be ok.
- Jake Arrieta – Arrieta really hasn’t been his dominant self this season but he has been relatively safe and consistent at that. He isn’t as big a favorite as I thought he might be but he is still a favorite. The Brewers provide a decent floor in terms of the strikeouts they bring, but Arrieta’s strikeout stuff hasn’t been so dominant.
- Carlos Martinez – Hasn’t looked dominant of late but he is a solid favorite. He’s on the road in a small park which is concerning but he does have the K upside we are looking for.
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.
Ryan Zimmerman – Very good BvP.
Matt Carpenter – Very good BvP.
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.
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.
- Nelson Cruz
- Nick Castellanos
- Mickie Mahtook
- Tommy Pham
- Dexter Fowler
- Mitch Haniger
- Eddie Rosario
- George Springer
- 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- Hicks, McCann
1B- Lucas Duda, Logan Morrison, Miggy Cabrera, Mark Reynolds
2B- Eric Sogard, Brad Miller, Rougned Odor
3B- Rio Ruiz, Mike Moustakus, Matt Davidson, Tyler Saladino
SS – Eric Aybar
OF- Mallex Smith, Jorge Bonifacio, Teoscar Hernandez, Steven Souza, Corey Dickerson, Jose Martinez, Adam Duvall, Patrick Kivlehan, Max Kepler, JaCoby Jones, Jayson Werth, Carlos Beltran, Heredia, Hunter Renfroe