Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.25.17



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

Tuesday is here! 14 games! Let’s go get this today Wise Take.


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

  1. Mike Clevinger- Been on fire lately and surprisingly the safest on the board tonight.
  2. Charlie Morton- Has been limiting hard contact lately and gets a decent match-up tonight.
  3. Jacob Faria- He grades out well today.
  4. Madison Bumgardner- Take the name out and look at his stats lately. He scares me tonight going up against a hot Pirates ball club.


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.

J.T. Realmuto– Great match-up tonight against Hamels.


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.

Mike Napoli– I am going back to the well tonight.

Yuneski Gurriel– Hitting third tonight against a big fly ball pitcher

Edwin Encarnacion– Fuego Chavez on the mound tonight and he loves giving up homers to righties.


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– Leading off.  Hottest hitter in baseball right now.

Ian Kinsler– a little expensive for my taste but in a good spot.

Jose Ramirez

Jed Lowrie– CGP facing a journeyman pitcher tonight.


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– Attack Folty with the lefties.

Nick Castellanos– batting second. Good spot against Duffy.

Freddie Freeman– Walker can get crushed and I think Freeman homers tonight.


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

Elvis Andrus– Don’t be afraid to go back to Texas tonight.

Francisco Lindor


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. Bryce Harper
  2. Mike Stanton
  3. Charlie Blackmon
  4. Kris Davis
  5. Mike Trout
  6. Ryan Braun
  7. Nelson Cruz
  8. Tommy Pham
  9. David Peralta
  10. Josh Reddick
  11. Carlos Beltran



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-    Russell Martin, James McCann, Devin Mesoraco,  

1B- Tyler Moore

2B- Trevor Plouffe, Eric Sogard, Kolten Wong


SS –  Stephen Drew, Tim Beckham

OF-  Derek Fisher, Bradley, Zimmer, Peter Bourjos, Curtis Granderson.

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. Marlins
  3. Rangers
  4. Indians
  5. A’S
  6. Tigers


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