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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9 GAME MAIN SLATE TONIGHT!! LET’S CRUSH TONIGHT WISE TAKE!! #HOOTYHOO
WEATHER: NOTHING TO NOTE RIGHT NOW.
PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.
Jose Quintana– Decent price, Good floor tonight. Facing a team struggling lately against lefties.
Jose Berrios– His K rate against righties is good. White Sox throw out a righty heavy lineup. He is good for cash and GPP tonight.
Jason Vargas-2nd pitcher option on DK. Rays really struggle against lefties.
J.A. Happ– I like his price tonight on DK as a 2nd pitcher option.
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
Chris Iannetta– Batting 2nd against a lefty.
Wilson Ramos– He is the one Ray that profiles well against lefties.
Sal Perez– He hits what Odorizzi throws.
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– You can double down on him tonight against Montero.
Eric Hosmer– Odorizzi is bad to lefties as well.
Justin Smoak– Crushes righties like Porcello
Anthony Rizzo– My favorite of the four tonight.
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.
Brain Dozier– LOVE THE TWINS 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.
Jorge Polanco– El Senor Polanco estas en fuego!!!
Mike Moustakas– Yahtzee tonight against Odorizzi
Kris Bryant– He struggles against a slider. Nova doesn’t throw one of those.
SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS. $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent. Will pay up at times.
Eduardo Escobar– Another Twin.
Zack Cozart– like him more as on a stack.
Marwin Gonzalez– Good price.
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.
- Byron Buxton- Never thought I would see the day. But never say never.
- Lorenzo Cain
- Ben Zobrist
- Kyle Schwarber
- Josh Reddick
- D. Martinez
- Melky Cabrera
- J. Pollock
- George Springer
- Adam Duvall
- Scott Schebler
PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Anthony Rizzo
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, Chris Gimenez,
1B- Kendrys Morales, Dominic Smith
2B- Brandon Drury, Yangervis Solarte
3B- Asdrubal Cabrera, Tommy La Stella
SS – Jose Reyes, Eduardo Escobar, Adam Rosales
OF- Jabari Blash, Brandon Moss, Jason Heyward, Rajai Davis, Phillip Ervin, Kike Hernandez.
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
- Padres- Sneaky again tonight.
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