MLB: Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.25.17


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

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WEATHER:  Colorado could have some trouble.

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

Aaron Nola– With the news of Rendon and Murphy being out, he becomes my favorite pitcher tonight for cash games.  His Price on Draft Kings is Amazing!!

Yu Darvish– If you want another option, I like Darvish at home against the Padres in a game they should win.

Zach Godley– Don’t pay any attention to his last performance, I like him tonight. I just don’t think he has huge K upside tonight.

Luke Weaver– USE THE FORCE LUKE!!! He has been great and I think he makes a great GPP option and people will stay away because of the Cubs.

Felix Hernandez– King Felix as a 2nd pitcher option only 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

Yadier Molina

J.T. RealMuto

Jonathan Lucroy


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.

Justin Bour

Paul Goldschmidt

Matt Carpenter

Rhys Hoskins


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.

Brandon Drury

Dee Gordon

Jose Altuve

Eduardo Nunez


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

Jake Lamb

Nolan Arenado

Derrick Deitrich

Alex Bregman


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

Marcus Semien

Trea Turnet

Trevor Story


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. J. Pollock
  3. Yasiel Puig
  4. Marcell Ozuna
  5. D. Martinez
  6. Christian Yelich
  7. Charlie Blackmon
  8. Mike Trout
  9. Carlos Gonzalez
  10. Tommy Pham
  11. 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

1B-  Hanley Ramirez

2B-  Rougned  Odor, Logan Forsythe

3B-   NONE

SS –    Kike Hernandez, Wilmer Difo,

OF- Chris Young, George Springer, Kole Calhoun

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. Dodgers
  2. Rockies
  3. Marlins
  4. Angels
  5. Red Sox


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