Straight Cash Homie by @PatioJoeRef – 06/27/2017


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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 Straight Cash Homie by Patio Joe


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

Max Scherzer – (FD 12.0, DK 13.0) Like yesterday don’t over think this.  2nd best pitcher in the game.  Play him in your cash games.

Sean Newcomb – (DK Only  6.7) – Good second pitcher to pair with Scherzer on DK.  Kid has major league stuff. My boy Paulie D likes him too.

Jhoulys Chacin – (DK Only 6.8) –  Another great second pitcher option on DK.  Dude is money at home.

Other 2nd pitcher options to consider on DK Drew Pomeranz & Kenta Maeda.

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.

Evan Gattis – (FD 2.8 , DK 3.8) Back at home facing a lefty. Good price on FD

Yasmani Grandal – (FD 2.9, DK  3.9) Go back to the well again tonight with the Dodgers. 

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 Votto – (FD 4.0 DK 4.6) He is back home facing a mediocre pitcher. Always a great cash game option.

Eric Thames – (FD 3.1, DK 4.2) You will find him somewhere else in the article. Amazing value at a great hitters ballpark against a pitcher who gives up homeruns to lefties.

Miguel Cabrera – (FD 3.6, DK 3.6)  Amazing value on DK for one of the best hitters ever. He grades out well tonight against a lefty.

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.

Jason Kipnis – ( FD 3.1, DK 3.6) Great match-up at home. Great value on DK.

Scooter Gennett – (FD 3.4, DK 4.4) Once a value play is now a top play at his position. Back at home against Guerra.

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

Josh Donaldson – (FD 3.8, DK 4.1) Better value on DK.  He gets Gausman at home.  I like this match-up and grades out well on the model.

Justin Turner – (FD 3.9, DK 4.7)  Chavez, Turner have good reverse splits. Hot hitter, hot team.

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

Francisco Lindor – (FD 3.4, DK 4.1) Great match-up at home against Ross. Great price on FD.

Xander Bogaerts – ( FD 3.6, FD 5.0) Too expensive on DK.  Awesome matchup against Santiago

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. Mookie Betts
  2. J.D. Martinez
  3. Marcell Ozuna
  4. Aaron Judge
  5. Giancarlo Stanto
  6. Scott Schebler


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- James McCann

1B-Tyler Austin, Eric Thames, Justin Bour

2B- Jed Lowrie, Chase Utley, Allen Hansen, Franlin Barreto

3B- Nick Castellanos

SS- Tim Anderson, Freddy Galvis

OF- Chris Young, Scott Schebler, Brian Goodwin

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. Indians
  2. Blue Jays
  3. Red Sox
  4. Dodgers
  5. Marlins
  6. Rockies
  7. Mariners

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