MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.15.17


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.

Chris Sale- This is his 100th start of the year against the Rays, just like the rest, you play Sale in cash.  He averages about 10K’s per start against them.

Any other option on FD has a little too much risk to play in cash. Just play Sale.

James Paxton- 2nd pitcher option on DK. His price is way too cheap.

Sean Newcomb- 2nd pitcher option on DK to pair with Sale in cash.


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

Gary Sanchez-Attack the rookie with the GOAT

Yasmani Grandal- Great match-up against ED Jackson.

Yan Gomes- Crushes lefties.


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.

Freddie Freeman- At home against a righty.

Edwin Encarnacion- Vargas isn’t anything special

Joey Votto

Cody Bellinger- Kid is getting hot again.  Ride him.

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

Scooter Gennett

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

Nolan Arenado- At home against a lefty.

Josh Donaldson

Kris Bryant

Justin Turner

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

Trevor Story

Francisco Lindor

Marcus Semien

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 Trout
  2. Mike Stanton
  3. Aaron Judge
  4. Rhys Hoskins
  5. Ian Desmond
  6. Matt Joyce
  7. Cole Calhoun
  8. Marcell Ozuna
  9. D. Martinez
  10. Austin Jackson




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-   Evan Gattis, Martin Maldonado

1B-  Justin Smoak, Miguel Cabrera

2B-  Scooter Gennett, Ian Kinsler, Neil Walker,

3B-   Rio Ruiz, Brock Holt, Brian Anderson, Yandy Diaz

SS-  Corey Seager, Jody Mercer

OF-  Gregor Blanco, Gregory Polanco, Jess Winker, Brandon Guyer

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. Yankees
  2. White Sox
  3. Dodgers
  4. Indians
  5. Rangers
  6. Angels


Fade Coors tonight…..


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