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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PITCHERS: I generally pay up for the top pitcher on the slate, biggest favorite, etc.
Charlie Morton– Lowest HC% in the majors past 30 days. Faces a team that can K a ton.
Luis Severino– Tigers trading Avila weakens lineup even more of a team that can’t hit sliders. A pitch Severino throws 44% of the time. Major line movement in Severino’s favor too.
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.
Sal Perez– You are gonna see a lot of Royals on here today
Brian McCann– Corn on the Cobb can tend to give it up
Evan Gattis– See McCann
Gary Sanchez– Fulmer has not been good lately.
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 Smoak– Shields loves to serve it up to lefties
Edwin Encarnacion– Not a bad option against Fister
Carlos Santana– Just as good as E5 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.
Whit Merrifield- Ubaldo
THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.
Mike Moustakas– Ubaldo
SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS. $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent. Will pay up at times.
Francisco Lindor– Is basically on here everyday w/ Trea Turner and Correa out.
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.
- Nelson Cruz
- Lorenzo Cain
- Bradley Zimmer
- Michael Brantley
- Jose Bautista
- Mookie Betts
- Khris Davis
- Steve Souza
- Jackie Bradley Jr.
PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Nelson Cruz
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
1B- Kendrys Morales, Yonder Alonso, MitchMoreland
2B- Jed Lowrie- Cash game porn is back where he belongs in the value section
3B- Matt Chapman, Healy, Brock Holt
SS – NONE
OF- Matt Joyce, Brandon Moss, Derek 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.
AT BAT W/AUDIE: GPP TEAM STACKS I LIKE FOR THE DAY
- Blue Jays
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