Straight Cash Homie by @PatioJoeRef – 6/28/17


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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I do not love tonight’s slate for cash. So I would recommend scaling your  volume back on your cash games tonight.

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

Steven Strasburg-  Highest price pitcher on the slate. Has the highest ceiling and highest floor but I am not in love with him.

Marcus Stroman- I like his GB rate and is highest favorite on tonight’s slate.

Rick Porcello- Been great lately, Has a great chance at a QS and a W

Chase Anderson- He has been pretty damn good this year.

As you can see I do not love the options for pitching today so any of these options I am fine with in cash.

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.

Sal Perez- Seems to have good BvP against any pitcher in the AL Central.

Alex Avila- Back down below 3K on Fan duel. Hitting second. Auto Play for me.

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.

Paul Goldschmidt- Wainwright is terrible on the road.

Will Myers- Bart is back on the mound tonight.

Miguel Cabrera- HR Last night. Lets double down today.

Joey Votto- See Cabrera Above. 

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.

Scooter Gennett- Keep riding the scooter till he runs out gas.

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- At Home against Wainwright

Josh Donaldson- Don’t be afraid to go back to him tonight.

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

Elvis Andrus- The king is sitting on top of my rankings today at SS.  He absolutely rakes at Progressive Field.

Trea Turner- The dude can steal you a victory himself.

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. David Peralta
  2. Josh Reddick
  3. George Springer
  4. Mookie Betts
  5. Ryan Braun
  6. Aaron Judge


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- Wilson Contreras- Batting 4th

1B- Tyler Austin

2B- Jed Lowrie,  Yolmer Sanchez, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Pedroia

3B- Eugenio Suarez

SS- None

OF-  Max Moroff- batting leadoff at 2K  AUTO PLAY FOR CASH. Jose Osuna, Chris Young

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. Astros
  3. Red Sox
  4. Blue Jays
  5. Reds

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