Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.16.17


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.

Please give me feedback on what you like and what you would like to see more of.  Be sure to follow me on twitter @patiojoeref

Straight Cash Homie w/Patio Joe

You came up with the breeze. ON SUNDA Y MORNING!!

WEATHER:  None, Set your line-up and then go find some hunnies W/ Paulie D


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

Not gonna lie Pitching kinda sucks today.

Yu Darvish– Like him on the road in a good ballpark.  KC doesn’t strike out much but seems to be safest on board.

Rich Hill- It pains me just to type his name knowing he could have a vaginitis of the fingers flare up at any time. But the Dodgers are red hot right now against a rookie today.  IF the Vagina can stay dry  for 6 innings. I like him

Rick Porcello- Vegas loves him, He is a good value as a 2nd pitcher on DK.


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.

Wilson Contreras– Cubbies heating up. Contreras in the middle of it all.

Bryan McCann– Meet Kyle Gibson today.  Debbie is a better pitcher than this guy.  That could be a little bit too old for you millennials.


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.

Anthony Rizzo– Leader of the Pink Ladies is in a great match-up today. Again, Millenials, Look it up.

Joey Votto– We Like lefties against Roark who has been a complete bust this year.

Paul Goldschmidt– I LIKE GOLD!!!!!


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.

Daniel Murphy– Homer gives up Homers

Jose Altuve– Gibson on the mound singing “ Only in my Dreams”

Matt Carpenter– Carpenter is what we call in the BDSM world as a switch. He is now at  2B!

Scooter Gennett– YES YES YES

Logan Forsythe-Facing a lefty leading off. Love, love, love it.


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

Kris Bryant- Cubs are becoming bears again.


Nolan Arenado– Facing a lefty. Will always be in here.

Anthony Rendon– Dude is HOT HOT HOT


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

Xander Bogaerts– Not a bad price

Jean Segura– I like him against a gas can  Holland


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.

  1. Nelson Cruz
  2. Bryce Harper
  3. George Springer
  4. Nomar Mazara
  5. Josh Reddick
  6. Michael Conforto
  7. Jay Bruce


The following are all great players, salaries not listed. Order of who I like best.



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-   Miguel Montero, Austin Barnes   

1B-  Sam Travis, John Jaso, Aguilar

2B- Kolten Wong, Ian Kinsler, Descalso

3B- Kyle Seager

SS- Wilmer Difo, Freddy Galvis .

OF-  Jess Winker, Kyle Schwarber, Ben Zobrist, 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.



  1. Astros
  2. Reds
  3. Brewers
  4. Dodgers
  5. Cubs
  6. Mariners


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