Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.21.17



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

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WEATHER:   Minnesota but should be ok

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

Not an easy day to pick a cash game pitcher.  There are 4 options I am going to list.  Depending on the value that opens up during the day,  see how your line-up construction of hitters are and then fill in what you have left.  That being said here are my rankings of who I like in order at this moment.

  1. Chris Sale- Has huge K potential but against a team that doesn’t K much.
  2. Alex Wood- Love his price and upside. He is going to be pumped tonight to go for history as a Dodger and against his former team.
  3. Aaron Nola- Dudes best pitch is a curve. Brewers couldn’t hit a curve even if it was Kim K’s big ass.
  4. Max Scherzer- Is he really 4th on this list? Owns D-backs, Can K just as much as Sale. Bad park shift is the negative. Pumped up D-backs coming home with a new toy to play with.

I think you can fit Nola in as a 2nd pitcher on DK and go to war with the other 3 for cash.  I also like Shark tonight against the Padres.


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.

Evan Gattis– He is on fire. I wish he would play more.

Sal Perez– Let’s double down on him against James Shields BRA


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.

Justin Bour– Paulie D is going to be fading the Marlins today.  Patio Joe is not.

Cody Bellinger– The kid is single and just went home and slept.  He may have banged too.

Joey Votto– Urena is awful. Great play tonight.

Chris Davis– Hit a lazy fly ball out for a homerun last night.

Eric Hosmer– James Shields Braa


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.

Scooter Gennett– See Votto

Whit Merrifield- James Shields Braaa

Jose Altuve– Just on fire lately.


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– Rockies are heating up.

Mike Moustakas– James Shields Braaaa

Justin Turner- Blair is terrible

Miguel Sano-Anibal has reverse splits against Righties.


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

Corey Seager– Blair bitch project tonight at Chavez Ravine.

Zack Cozart– See Votto and Gennett


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 Stanton
  2. Charlie Blackmon
  3. Bryce Harper
  4. George Springer
  5. Gerardo Parra
  6. Adam Duvall
  7. Josh Reddick
  8. Jay Bruce
  9. Mike Conforto

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-   Alex Avila, Russell Martin   

1B- Joey Gallo

2B- Chase Utley, Yolmer Sanchez, Brad Miller

3B- Matt Chapman, Derick Detrich, Ryon Healy,

SS – Ramon Torres, Stephen Drew, Marcus Semien, Addison Russell  

OF-  Brandon Moss, Bradley Zimmer, Yasiel Puig, Alex Gordon

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. Reds
  2. Royals
  3. Marlins
  4. Dodgers
  5. Yankees
  6. Nationals



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