Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.26.17


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

10 Game Slate tonight.  Let’s go get this!!

WEATHER:   Maybe some late rain in St. Louis.

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

Jake Arrieta- Quite possibly back in the circle of trust tonight after a matchup against a team that hasn’t been able to hit right handed pitchers.  Last 30 days. Very low FB rate and low HC rate.

Yu Darvish-  A tryout for a contending team tonight.  Stay away from Stanton and he should roll.

Mike Fiers- Dude has been on fire lately and has a great match-up against the Phillies.

Carlos Martinez- Grades out the highest tonight and gets a struggling team on the road.

Gio Gonzalez- Ol reliable on the mound tonight against a team that loves to strikeout.


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.



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-James Shields on the mound.

Edwin Encarnacion– E5 came through last night in extras.  He get’s Nolasco tonight.

Mike Napoli– Still awesome price, great matchup.

Justin Smoak – He is gonna smoke Mr. Blackburn 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.

Matt Carpenter– 2b is kinda weak today.  Carpenter leading off.  I like if you are gonna pay up.

Jose Ramirez– Very consistent player.

Rougned Odor– Gets another juicy matchup at a great price.


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

Kris Bryant

Josh Donaldson

Adrian Beltre

Justin Turner– Just my gut but I think JT has a good game 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

Francisco Lindor

Corey Seager

Paul De Jong


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. Khris Davis
  2. Shin Soo choo
  3. Jason Heyward
  4. Ben Zobrist
  5. Jose Bautista
  6. Justin Upton
  7. Michael Brantley
  8. Kyle Schwarber

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-    Caratini,  Yan Gomes, Miguel Montero, Jonathan Lucroy, Hector Sanchez

1B- Joey Gallo

2B- Drew Robinson, Yolmer Sanchez, Kolten Wong

3B- Ryon Healy, Matt Chapman

SS –  Wilmer Difo, Addison Russell

OF-  Derek Fisher, Bradley, Zimmer, Kyle Schwarber, Nomar Mazara, Ian Happ.

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. Cubs
  2. Indians
  3. A’S
  4. Rangers


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