Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.17.17



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

Monday is here with a 12 pack of games for tonight! Let’s get it Wise Take!! Patio Joe is gonna be in great mood all week leading up to his 40th Birthday bash this Saturday!!

WEATHER:   Nothing. Summer Summer Summer time! Let’s just sit back and unwind.

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

Lance McCullers– Rested and at home. Best option.

Chad Kuhl–  The smooth sounds of Chad Kuhl as a 2nd pitcher option on DK.

Audie Special: WANNA GET CRAZY? KOEHLER.  At home and when he does pitch well it is at home.   Load  up on bats when you play this gutter rat.

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.

Gary “ Dirty “ Sanchez– Good Ballpark against a lefty.

Russell  “ the love muscle” Martin– Batting second. Decent BvP.

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– Tehran  at home against lefties is something you feast on!!

Logan Morrison– He hits homers.  Like  a lot. Gossett loves to give up homers.

Edwin Encarnacion– Matt Moore is terrible to both hands. E5 goes Yard 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.

Jose Altuve– Miranda is a lefty. Altuve is a righty  A + B = C.

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

Rogned Odor– Tillman is as  bad as Gas can Gausman and Ubaldo.  ATTACK

Dustin Pedroia– I like his BvP against Stroman

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

Nolan Arenado–  It’s hot in Colorado. Ball will be flying.

Mike Moustakas– The local So cal product has a great match-up tonight

Jed Gyorko– Wheeler has been bad the past month.

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

Xander Bogaerts– Hitting .500 against Stroman

Carlos Correa– Took Sunday off so he can win Wise Take some money tonight.

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. Charlie Blackmon
  2. George Springer
  3. Andrew McCutchen
  4. Aaron Judge
  5. Kyle Schwarber
  6. Josh Reddick
  7. Michael Conforto
  8. Khris Davis
  9. Mike Stanton


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-   Steven Vogt, Russel Martin   

1B- Brock Stassi, Joey Gallo

2B- Kolten Wong, Ian Kinsler, Robinson


SS  Freddy Galvis . Marcus Semein

OF-  Kyle Schwarber, Brandon Guyer, Odubel Herrera

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. Rangers
  3. Yankees
  4. Cubs
  5. Twins
  6. Orioles


Stack Coors if you want to but I will probably go elsewhere.

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