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.
OK PITCHING ON THIS MAIN SLATE IS AN ABSOLUTE ABORTION BUT THERE ARE A FEW GUYS THAT I AM GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT I LIKE TODAY.
Luis Castillo- When I woke up and started doing my research I was looking at him as a fine GPP option. Then I saw the lineup that the Marlins put out and he became a good play for both GPP and cash. HC% and FB% aren’t bad and his K% is good.
Lance McCullers- Much like Castillo I like McCullers because of the lineup the Tigers have put out. Past performances make me pause with McCullers but he could get back on track very easily today.
Jordan Montgomery- He is facing a team that K’s a ton but hits lefties a little better. So I like him today but not love him.
Others to consider: Zach Davies, Josh Tomlin, Jake Faria.
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- Playing in Fenway against a lefty. He has a high FB% and HC% against lefties.
Yan Gomes- Once a value play is now up with the big boys. He faces a lefty in Rodon today so he is on here.
Evan Gattis – Batting 4th great price. Verlander is hot though.
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.
Eric Thames- Lackey has just been terrible against left handed hitters this year.
Edwin Encarnacion- Love him against Rodon today.
Justin Smoak- Fuego Chavez on the mound.
Paul Goldschmidt- Goldy is always in play.
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 Ramirez- Most under the radar star this year.
Scooter Gennett- Love him when he hits 2nd.
Jose Altuve- A little pricy but with the lack of top pitching options. You can afford him if you like him.
Jonathan Villar- Love the Brewers today. Plain and simple.
THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.
Travis Shaw- Lefty against Lackey. L.A.L.
Jake Lamb- Lefty against Lynn. L.A.L.
Eduardo Nunez- 2hrs yesterday.
Evan Longoria- Monty can serve it up to those right handed hitters.
SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS. $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent. Will pay up at times.
Francisco Lindor- On here everyday. SS is weak this year. He has a great match-up.
Paul De Jong- Batting 3rd puts him in a great place
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.
- Mike Trout
- Kyle Schwarber
- Charlie Blackmon
- Bryce Harper
- Mookie Betts
- Steve Souza
- David Peralta
PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Travis Shaw
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, Miguel Montero, Jeff Bandy, Wilson Ramos
1B- Matt Adams
2B- Trevor Plouffe, Dixon Machado
3B- NONE PAY UP TODAY AT 3B IT IS LOADED
SS – Addison Russell, Xander Bogaerts
OF- Derek Fisher, Kyle Schwarber, Matt Holliday, Eziquiel Carrera.
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
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