Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.18.17


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.

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Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

Tuesday is here!! 15 game slate!! Let me help you narrow down the process!!

WEATHER:   Minnesota may have some trouble.


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

Clayton Kershaw- Best in the game.  Don’t over think this. Play him in cash.

Robbie Ray- Only other pitcher I think can match Kershaw tonight.

Ivan Nova– Not much upside but fairly safe as a 2nd pitcher on DK.

Blake Snell– Does have some strikeout upside another 2nd pitcher option 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.

Gary Sanchez– Bartolo Colon makes his glorious return.

Russell Martin– Gets another lefty and is batting second.

Yasmani  Grandal– Love the Dodgers today against Gonzalez.


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.

Paul Goldschmidt– Great cash game option tonight at 1B against Ray Romano

Cody Bellinger– While I prefer the kid as a GPP play.  His match-up tonight is off the charts.

Justin Smoak– Awesome match-up to Smoke Mr Johnson.

Logan Morrison– Opposing pitcher is garbage.


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– Gaviglio gives it up to both sides.

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

Daniel Murphy– Fuego Chavez is on the mound.

Ian Kinsler– Great price at 3100


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

Freddie Freeman– Freeman Field tonight against a declining Lackey

Kris Bryant– Destroys lefties

Jake Lamb– Love his price in a great ball park

Justin Turner– Great reverse splits against Right handed pitchers

Miguel Sano– Cessa gives it up to Righties.


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

Didi Gregorious– Love his price where it is tonight.

Corey Seager– Love my Dodgers 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. Mike Trout
  2. Charlie Blackmon
  3. George Springer
  4. Andrew McCutchen
  5. Cole Calhoun
  6. Bryce Harper
  7. David Peralta
  8. Starling Marte
  9. All Yankee OF.

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-   Josh Phegley, Yan Gomes   


2B- Chase Utley, Brandon Drury

3B- Matt Chapman

SS  Marcus Semien, Stephen Drew .

OF-  Steve Pearce, Dexter Fowler, Yasiel Puig, Zack Granite, Clint Frazier, Brandon Guyer

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. D-Backs
  2. Yankees
  3. Dodgers
  4. Astros
  5. Braves
  6. Pirates
  7. Angels
  8. Blue Jays


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

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