Hey WiseTake Family this is CK013 covering “Straight Cash Home” for Patio Joe. Patio Joe will return Wednesday 7.5.17 but don’t worry we will make sure the cash game articles are covered. Patio Joe has a Cash Game template he goes by and I happen to like it. I will be writing up the top cash plays at each position based off of his cash game preferred template.
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NOTE: This is for the main (late) slate.
5 GAME SLATE. I’m here to break it down your best cash options and make the decision making process a little easier.
WEATHER: No real weather concerns.
PITCHERS: Patio Joe generally pays up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc. On this slate there really isn’t a top stud you must have.
Clayton Kershaw– It’s a Kershaw slate don’t overthink it. As much as we like Coors in cash I think Kershaw gets priority.
Corey Kluber– He’s having a great year and is slightly cheaper. He has a great match-up at home against San Diego.
CATCHER: Joe generally pays 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.
Austin Barnes- Assuming he’s playing he should be batting in the middle of the order. Not too long ago this guy had a seven RBI day.
FIRST BASE: Joe generally pays 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.
Freddy Freeman- Peacock has been solid but this is the park built for Freddy. He has been gone a while but before that he was putting up great numbers. There is a lot of good pitching so we are going to have to pick our battles, lets hope Peacock doesn’t last too long.
Mark Reynolds- If you’d rather stick with Coors then this your guy. Homer Bailey has been bad since coming back and Reynolds should hit in the middle of the order.
SECOND BASE: Joe generally pays down for a player that is batting at the top of the order that is $2600 or below but this is an 8 game slate with limited options.
Logan Forsythe- He hasn’t had the year I think the Dodgers were hoping for but he does have a .439 xOBA to lefties this season. Over his last 14 days he also has a 44% Hard Contact rate and an 87.79 Exit Velocity.
THIRD BASE: Joe generally pays up for a top play at third base (along with first base). The most production comes from third base.NOTE: If we see someone cheaper batting at the top of the order, consider them for sure. We are willing to punt here if there are cheap guys at the top of the order.
Nolan Arenado- Arenado hasn’t looked to great recently but neither has Homer Bailey. Bailey has been bad and Coors is Coors. If you can afford him in cash he is certainly viable.
Adrian Beltre- Beltre has been heating up and Price has a .352 xOBA to righties this season. Beltre has a .364 xOBA to lefties and over his last 14 days he has a 57.14 Hard Contact rate and an 84.93 Exit Velocity.
SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS but this slate is fugly.
Elvis Andrus– See Beltre above for Price’s number to righties and his price has come down significantly.
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.
- Adam Duvall
- Delino DeShields
- Trayce Thompson (Value)
- Carlos Gomez
- Chris Taylor
- Raimel Tapia