MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.20.17



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– Just pay up for the safest pitcher on the board tonight in cash.  The herd will go there and so should you.

Robbie Ray-He has been very good lately and can strike out over 10 More of a GPP play tonight.

Dinelson Lamet– A wise take favorite, he is a good 2nd pitcher option tonight on DK.


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

Wilson Contreras

Sal Perez


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.

Cody Bellinger

Matt Carpenter

Justin Smoak

Joey Votto


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 Altuve

Robinson Cano

Kolten Wong

Whit Merrifield


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

Josh Donaldson

Justin Turner


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

Carlos Correa

Marwin Gonzalez

Corey Seager

Trea Turner

Francisco Lindor


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. Georgo Spriger
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Josh Reddick
  4. Yasiel Puig
  5. Dexter Fowler
  6. Curtis Granderson
  7. Andrew McCutchen
  8. Mookie Betts



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, Grandal, Wilson Ramos

1B-  Josh Bell, Sam Travis,  Jesus Aguilar

2B-  Brad Miller

3B-   Mike Moustakas, Adonis Garca

SS –    Jody Mercer, Corey Seager

OF- Ezekiel Carrera, Chris Young, Stephen Piscotty

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. Astros
  2. Cardinals
  3. Red Sox
  4. Indians


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