Hey WiseTake Family this is CK013 covering “Straight Cash Home” for Patio Joe. Patio Joe will return 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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9 GAME SLATE. I’m here to break it down your best cash options and make the decision making process a little easier.
WEATHER: Some potential sprinkles in Cincinnati but no major weather concerns overall.
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.
Corey Kluber– Kluber has been pitching well this season. He has been very consistent as of late and the Toronto offense has failed to get it going this season. He’s got a 13.28 K/9 at home this season and his xOBA numbers are 6.8% better in Cleveland as well.
Lance McCullers – McCullers has looked good lately but we are limited on options today. I would expect him to still be a popular play in cash due to the fact that there isn’t much out there.
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.
Sal Perez – He is a little more expensive but still in a good spot at home against the lefty Holland.
Evan Gattis – Hitting 4th in a great park against Bundy.
James McCann – Mashes left-handed pitching with a .421 xOBA, wished he was higher in the order but still he is against a lefty.
A.J. Ellis– Pure punt. Very cheap and gets a match-up against the unproven Sal Romano in Great American Small Park.
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.
Jose Abreu – Once again Abreu has a .450 xOBA vs lefties this season and gets a match-up against one in Travis Wood. Abreu has big-time power and is never as popular as the other 1B names.
Joey Votto – At home against Koehler who hasn’t pitched much this season due to injury. Votto is having a great offensive year and Koehler doesn’t scare me.
Justin Bour – We know Bour has big time power and he gets another game in the Great American Small Park against a Mr. Sal Romano. Sign me up!
Logan Morrison – Morrison is crushing right-handed pitching this season and has big-time home run upside against Ross and the bullpen behind him.
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.
Dee Gordon – Leading off against Romano, looking for some stolen bases here.
Brad Miller – Batting 2nd against Ross, price is decent.
Asdrubal Cabrera – Should be hitting 2nd against Gossett.
Jed Lowrie – We have to monitor the weather but he is under 3K on FanDuel and we have to acknowledge the presence of cash game porn.
Yoan Moncada – He is very cheap and if he is batting 6th or higher he is in play for his price against Wood.
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 – I prefer Arenado against lefties at this price but he profiles well against Nova and it’s Coors.
Miguel Sano – Big power against a lefty that hasn’t been very good.
David Freese – It’s Coors again and Freese has a .373 xOBA vs lefties this season.
Nick Castellanos – He has hit left-handed pitching well all season despite poor results. We are starting to see that positive regression.
Matt Davidson – If your looking to save money at 3B on FanDuel Davidson is certainly in play against Wood.
SHORT STOP: Joe generally pays down at SS.
Eduardo Escobar – Good xOBA numbers against lefties, we have to see if he’s high enough in the order though.
Zack Cozart – He’s playing well and he delivered last night. He is priced a little to high for my cash game preference but he is certainly good.
Elvis Andrus – Having a great season, hit one off of Archer last night
Marcus Semien – Purely a price punt on FD, should be hitting second in the order.
OUTFIELD- Joe will generally 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.
- Curtis Granderson
- Charlie Blackmon – CK’s Play of the Day
- Corey Dickerson
- Steven Souza
- Robbie Grossman
- Giancarlo Stanton
- Jay Bruce
- Michael Conforto
- Adam Engel