Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.28.17


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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15 Games! Tons of juicy spots.  Let’s get this today Wise Take!! #owlsuptop

WEATHER:   Washington & Philly have weather problems. Possible PPD.

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

Danny Salazar– Get’s a team packing it in for this year.  Came back last week and dominated the Blue Jays. Great price.

Chad Kuhl- The sweet sounds of Chad Kuhl is going to be playing tonight at Petco.  At 6100 on FD.  Tremendous  value for someone going against a team that has struggled to hit all year. Great chance for the win also. I normally wouldn’t suggest a pitcher this low for cash but there are always exceptions to the rules.

Jose Quintana– Dude has been on fire since the trade. Great price tonight. Going against a team  that K’s a ton.  Huge game in general for first place in the central.

Alex Wood– He would be at the top of the list today but two reasons make me pause. His velocity has been dropping every start since the beginning of the year and the Giants don’t K all that much.


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-.433 wOBA over past 30 days

Gary Sanchez– Pruitt is a rookie who should get bombed. Get on this train. He seems to be heating up.

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.

Edwin Encarnacion– Holland is bad.

Joey Votto– Worley or Koehler. Doesn’t matter Votto is a great option today.

Hanley Ramirez– I like him because Vargas has been terrible lately. I like him to homer today.

Chris Davis– Another tremendous match-up



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.

Robinson Cano– Will go overlooked tonight.

Scooter Gennett– Price lowered just a little.  Hitting 2nd.  Love him tonight.

Josh Harrison– Pirates get the soft Wood tonight.

Wilmer Flores– Death, Taxes and Wilmer Flores against a lefty.


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

Freddie Freeman– If this game plays he is top play of the day.

Justin Turner– Crushes Lefties.

Kris Bryant- Hitters park against a lefty.


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

Corey Seager

Francisco Lindor

Marwin Gonzalez– Like Cano. I thin he goes overlooked today.


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. Andrew McCutchen
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Mike Stanton
  4. Bryce Harper
  5. Mookie Betts
  6. Chris Taylor
  7. Starling Marte
  8. Brett Gardner
  9. Christian Yelich
  10. All Yankee OF

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, Yan Gomes, Austin Barnes, Russell Martin

1B- C.J. Cron

2B- Yoan Moncada, Yolmer Sanchez, Allen Hansen, Wilmer Flores

3B- Derick Dietrich, Ryon Healy, Matt Chapman,  Gyorko

SS –  Stephen Drew, Xander Bogaerts

OF-  Kike Hernandez, Brandon Guyer, Scott Schebler, Corey Dickerson, Chris Young, Fisher

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. Pirates
  2. Indians
  3. Reds
  4. Yankees
  5. Dodgers
  6. Blue Jays


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