Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.27.17



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

5 Game slate today for Thursday. I would suggest lowering your volume on cash games and playing some GPP tonight.

WEATHER:   Maybe a little rain in NY and Stl.

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

Jon Lester– Highest favorite on the slate. Best match-up. Safest

Zack Godley– His HC% and FB% and Siera the past 30 days are all lowest on slate.  Good 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.

Wilson Contreras

Gary Sanchez

J.T. Realmuto


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– Pelfrey isn’t much better than Shields.

Joey Votto– O’Grady is gonna find out about Mr. Votto tonight.

Paul Goldschmidt– Good match-up. Been struggling just a little lately.


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.

Dee Gordon– Could cause so much trouble tonight on the base paths.


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

Evan Longoria– OWNS C.C. Sabathia

Jake Lamb– Weaver likes to give it up to lefties.


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

Didi Gregorious– Been smoking hot lately.

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. Mike Stanton
  2. Christian Yelich
  3. Kyle Schwarber
  4. Ben Zobrist
  5. Marcell Ozuna
  6. David Peralta
  7. Mike Conforto
  8. Jay Bruce
  9. Adam Duvall

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-    Hector Sanchez, Wilson Ramos, Carson Kelly

1B- Tyler Moore

2B- Trevor Plouffe, Saladino, Yoan Moncada

3B- Derick Dietrich

SS –  Addison Russell, Ketel Marte, Jose Peraza

OF-  Jabari Blash, 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. Cubs
  2. Marlins
  3. Reds
  4. White Sox- Totally contrarian. If you have multiple teams W/Lester. Have a hedge stack W/ White Sox. Look what happened last night to Darvish W/ Marlins.


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