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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14 GAME AMAZING JUICY SLATE.
WEATHER: New York Mets and Boston Red Sox games tonight have chance of PPD.
PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.
Max Scherzer- On FD he is a lock for me on Cash games tonight. He is in a good ballpark against a team that K’s a ton.
Corey Kluber- I like Kluber better in Cash on DK as an SP1 over Scherzer due to price. Kluber is a good bet to go further in the game tonight too.
Andrew Cashner- 2nd pitcher option tonight on DK and not a bad GPP option for FD too. He has 6 straight quality starts. White Sox last 30 days K’s 5th most.
R.A. Dickey- 2nd pitcher option. Another cheaper option to fit in one of the two big boys.
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.
Buster Posey– Great price. Good match-up.
Yasmani Grandal– Zimmerman is terrible against 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.
Joey Gallo– Keep riding the Gallo train
Cody Bellinger– Zimmerman
Freddie Freeman– He is back home against a right handed hitter.
Logan Morrison– Ramirez has been really bad against leftys, Good price too.
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.
Rougned Odor-James Shields on the mound tonight BRAH
Jose Altuve– .401 wOBA vs Lefty pitchers.
Wilmer Flores– Gets another lefty tonight at home.
David Murphy-Like his price and matchup tonight.
THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.
Alex Bregman-.408 wOBA vs Lefty pitchers
Justin Turner-Has great reverse splits.
Travis Shaw– Only hitter on my radar tonight from Brewers
SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS. $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent. Will pay up at times.
Tim Beckham– At home against a lefty. He has been on FIRE LATELY
Elvis Andrus– Has good BvP against Shields. Who doesn’t?
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.
- Shin-Soo Choo- Price and match-up make him top cash play.
- Charlie Blackmon
- Carlos Gonzalez
- Mike Stanton
- Nomar Mazara
- Corey Dickerson
- Yoenis Cespedes
- Mike Trout
- Gerardo Parra
- George Springer
PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Shin-Soo Choo
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- Tyler Flowers
1B- Tommy Joseph
2B- Jason Kipnis
3B- Luis Valbuena
SS – Jody Mercer, Brandon Crawford, Dansby Swanson
OF- Adam Lind, Jarret Parker, Chris Young. Nick Delmonico, Juan Lagares
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.
AT BAT W/AUDIE: GPP TEAM STACKS I LIKE FOR THE DAY
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