Straight Cash Homie (Main) w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.19.17


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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Wednesday is hear and it’s a split slate for hump day.  Let’s see what the night has to bring us.


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

Jacob deGrom– At home, where he pitches better.  Good favorite.

Zack Greinke– The Zack attack brings his talents to Cincy.  A team with the highest k% since the all star break.

Gerritt Cole– Pair him with either of these two guys on DK and go to war that way.  I like his K upside tonight.  He needs to avoid the three run bomb.


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.

Sal Perez- Hits Verlander so well that he takes Kate Upton out for a steak dinner after the game.


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– Yahtzee tonight against Adelman!!

Joey Votto– He is the A/C Slater for Zack Greinke.

Lucas Duda– Only a couple of dates against Leake but 6 for 8 and 2 hrs….


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.

Logan Forsythe– He loves those lefty pitchers.

Jonathan Schoop– Perez is gonna blow up!!

Daniel Murphy– Like him again tonight.

Rougned Odor– Gausman the gas can is on the mound.


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

Jake Lamb– Price is amazing. Pitcher is garbage. Park is amazing.  Not brain surgery here.

Manny Machado– Attack Perez.



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

Elvis Andrus– He truly is the King tonight at SS.  There is no one else on the higher end.


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.

  1. Mike Trout
  2. J.D. Martinez
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. David Peralta
  5. Mark Trumbo
  6. Mike Conforto
  7. Jay Bruce



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-   Alex Avila, Austin Barnes, Russell Martin, Robinson Chirinos   

1B- Joey Gallo

2B- Allen Hansen, Brandon Drury


SS  Stephen Drew .

OF-  Yasiel Puig, Kike Hernandez, Steve Pearce

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. Rangers
  3. Orioles
  4. Mets
  5. Nationals


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