Straight Cash Home w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.11.17


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.

Jimmy Nelson- Dr Feelgood Jiggzaw Jimmy on the mound tonight at home.  High K% last 30.  5th lowest HC% last 30 days.  Love him tonight.

Rich Hill- Begrudgingly I put him on here.  He is a HUGE favorite. Problem is he hasn’t pitched more than 100 pitches since June 15.  Padres have been hitting better too.

2nd pitcher options on DK aren’t very good. May just pay up for both of these two. If not I like Folty & Pivetta


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– Gets a big fly ball pitcher tonight.

Wellington Castillo– Good hit streak w/ a few homers


 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– Rizzo has got some dragon-glass tonight to destroy the white Walker in the desert.

Yunieski Gurriel– Goes un noticed but very productive and hits up top the order.  Hamels has been getting hit harder than a whore on Valentines day.

Paul Goldschmidt– Bad game last night. I’m not scared against Lackey.


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.

Robinson Cano– Multi hit games a plenty the past week. Faces a pitcher that wakes up and gives up home runs to his kids in the morning.

Daniel Murphy– Gets a spot starter at home. I love this spot and price has gone down.


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


Mike Moustakas

Manny Machado– Murders sinkers. Blackburn throws lots of sinkers.

Travis Shaw– Great price. At home. Could be big tonight against Bailey.

Justin Turner– JT comes home facing a gas can.


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

Paul DeJong– Great price at a weak position tonight.

Eduardo Nunez– They move this guy around more than anyone in the MLB. #postionwhore

Jorge Polanco– On fire lately. .542 average last 7 days.

Corey Seager– Crushes lefties.


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. Bryce Harper
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Aaron Judge
  4. David Peralta
  5. Yoenis Cespedes
  6. Max Kepler
  7. Nelson Cruz
  8. Lorenzo Cain
  9. Mike Stanton
  10. 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-    Austin Barnes, Avila, Victor Martinez, Manny Pina

1B-  Jose Abreu, Chris Davis, Yonder Alonso

2B- Walker, Descalso


SS –  De Jong

OF- Kike Hernandez, Cameron Maybin, Rhys Hoskins, Adam Lind, Brandon Moss

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. D-Backs
  2. Cubs
  3. Brewers
  4. Twins
  5. Astros
  6. Dodgers
  7. Royals


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