MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ PatioJoeRef – 9.13.17



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.

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



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

Max Scherzer- Best pitcher on the slate, Safest for tonight.  The hurd will go there. So should you.

Kevin Gausman- 2nd pitcher option on DK.

Dinelson Lamet- Another 2nd pitcher option on DK

Marcus Stroman- 2nd pitcher option.

Patrick Corbin-I may take a flyer on him to tonight. He has been good lately and Rockies can K a lot.


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

Wilson Contreras


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.

Anthony Rizzo

Eric Thames

Hanley Ramirez

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

Brian Dozier

Robinson Cano

Dustin Pedroia


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

Kris Bryant

Anthony Rendon

Justin Turner

Jake Lamb


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

Trea Turner

Paul DeJong

Jean Segura

Carlos Correa


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. Nelson Cruz
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Kyle Schwarber
  4. Mookie Betts
  5. Mike Stanton
  6. D. Martinez
  7. Mitch Haniger
  8. Tommy Pham
  9. Khris Davis



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, Mike Zunino, Jason Castro, Chris Herrmann

1B-  Danny Valencia

2B-  Drew Robinson, Carlos Asujae

3B-   Jake Lamb, Rio Ruiz

SS –    Kike Hernandez, Yangervis Solarte,

OF-  Jason Werth, Jesse Winker, Guilermo Heredia, Ben Gamel, 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. Cubs- Left Handed hitters
  2. Red Sox
  3. Dodgers
  4. Nationals


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