MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.12.17



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.

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

Corey Kluber– As a -500 favorite. That is by far the biggest favorite of the year.  Even bigger than Kershaw starts.  Don’t over think this. Play Kluber on FD and DK as your SP1

Clayton Kershaw– Never thought I would list him second ever but with the Dodgers recent struggles and Kershaw not looking the same. He is more of a GPP option tonight.  He has the upside to match Kluber.  Dodgers desperately need a win and the bull pen needs some rest.  If Kershaw is not on a pitch count He could go very deep into this game and outperform Kluber.

Dylan Bundy–  Paulie D special tonight. He likes hit and I agree. His upside is there.  If you are paying up he can match value with the big boys if he is right.

Justin Verlander–  If you are paying down in Cash, which I do not recommend, I would select Verlander.

Sonny Gray– Another option. Has 16 K’s against the Rays in two starts this year.

Dillon Peters– 2nd pitcher option to pair with Kluber on DK

Julio Tehran– I love to pick on him but he has been really good lately and he gets a line-up with out Harper.  2nd pitcher option on DK only.


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

Robinson Chirinos

Gary Sanchez

Kurt Suzuki

Yan Gomes


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.

Edwin Encarnacion

Anthony Rizzo

Hanley Ramirez

Joey Votto

Mike Napoli– Check to see if in line-up


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.

Brian Dozier

Jose Ramirez

Eduardo Nunez

David Murphy

Robinson Cano

Kolten Wong– If he leads off.


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

Eduardo Escobar

Kyle Seager

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

Elvis Andurs

Trea Turner

Jorge Polanco

Xander Boagerts


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 Stanton
  2. Byron Buxton
  3. Mitch Haniger
  4. Austin Jackson
  5. Marcell Ozuna
  6. Robbie Grossman
  7. Delino Deshields
  8. Mookie Betts
  9. Kyle Schwarber
  10. J.D. Martinez
  11. Aaron Judge- Paulie D Special



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, Chris Gimenez

1B-  Tommy Joseph, Yonder Alonso, Sam Travis

2B-  Carlos Asuaje

3B-  Yandy Diaz, Bryan Anderson

SS –   Corey Seager, Jody Mercer

OF- Ryan Rua, Sean Rodriguez, Chris Young, Jose Martinez

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. Indians- Everyone you can fit
  2. Twins- All right handed hitters
  3. Cubs- Lefty hitters
  4. Rangers- Right handed hitters
  5. Mariners- Paulie D special.


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