MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.11.17

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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

8 GAME SLATE FOR MLB THIS MONDAY!! IM BACK FROM VEGAS BABY!! READY TO GO!!

WEATHER:  NOTHING TO NOTE AS OF NOW.

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

Carlos Carrasco– He is a huge favorite. Over 30 K’s in 4 starts against Indians this year. The line-up is worse than it was earlier in the year.

Zack Greinke- I would say he is more of a GPP option today but if you like the price decrease and it helps you get in some other bats you like, I have no problem with Greinke.  Rockies are terrible on the road.  If he can stay clear of Cargo and Story. He will be good.

DK: I do not really love any second pitcher option on Dk, So I would suggest a little more GPP action for today.  That being said.

Jason Hammel– 2nd pitcher option on DK.  He is facing a team that is K’s a lot.  Fairly safe not to get blown up tonight.

 

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

Wellington Castillo

Gary Sanchez

 

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.

Kendrys Morales

Paul Goldschmidt

Eric Hosmer

Carlos Santana

Justin Smoak

 

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.

Jose Ramirez–  Dude has been En Fuego lately.

Jonathan Schoop

Whit Merrifield

Brandon Drury

 

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 Moutstakas

Evan Longoria

Manny Machado

 

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

Francisco Lindor

Trevor Story

Elvis Andrus

 

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. Ryan Braun
  2. Nelson Cruz
  3. J.D.Martinez
  4. A.J. Pollock
  5. Carlos Gonzalez
  6. Aaron Judge
  7. Andrew McCutchen
  8. Hernan Perez
  9. Domingo Santana

 

PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Ryan Braun

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-   Robinson Chirinos, Chris Ianetta, Miguel Montero, Manny Pina

1B-  Aguilar, Napoli

2B- NONE

3B-  Evan Longoria, Yandy Diaz, Mike Moustakas

SS –   Corey Seager. Adam Rosales

OF- Eziquiel Carrera, Ryan Rua, Mike Saunders, Brandon Moss, Broxton

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.

AT BAT W/AUDIE: GPP TEAM STACKS I LIKE FOR THE DAY

  1. Indians- Everyone you can fit
  2. Brewers- Right handed hitters
  3. Blue Jays- Left handed hitters
  4. D-Backs- Right handed hitters
  5. Royals- Left handed hitters.

 

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