Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 7.7.17


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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Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

Friday Night!! Big slate, Big money!! Let’s get it Wise Take!!


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

Max Scherzer- Once again just play him in your cash games, Highest ceiling and floor.


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.

Gary Sanchez- Back at home, Great price. Great match-up.

Alex Avila- Under 3K. Batting 2nd love him for cash.


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.

Ryan Zimmerman- Dude can hit a knuckleball. Good price too.

Paul Goldschmidt- Goldy is back home.

Joey Votto- Has 3 hrs career against Greinke

Edwin Encarnacion- E5 had a big night. I am going to double down on him today against Zimmerman.


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.

Jonathan Schoop- Makes his first appearance in Straight Cash Homie. Has good reverse splits.

Jose Altuve- Keep playing hom

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

Nolan Arenado- I think you can fit in one big bat w/ Scherzer today.  Arenado is my top play today against Holland.

Jake Lamb- At home against a righty.  Double Donged last night against two lefties.

Miguel Sano- Another fine option at 3B tonight.  HC rate is almost 50% against righties.


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

Francisco Lindor- I feel like he is in here every day.

Corey Seager- Seems healthy, Against a righty that gives up 2.00 hr per 9 on the road.

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. Charlie Blackmon
  2. David Peralta
  3. Carlos Gomez
  4. Mike Stanton
  5. Marzell Ozuna
  6. Aaron Judge
  7. Shin Soo Choo
  8. Michael Brantley
  9. Bryce Harper




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-   Martin Maldonado, Jonathan Lucroy, Wilson Ramos, Yan Gomes   

1B- Ji-Man Choi, Jesus Aguilar

2B- Jason Kipnis, Jed Lowrie, Chase Utley, Brandon Drury


SS- Stephen Drew

OF-  Max Kepler, Brian Goodwin, Ryan Raburn, Clint Frazier

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. Yankees
  2. D-Backs
  3. Tigers
  4. Indians
  5. Nationals
  6. Rangers

Of course you can always stack the Coors game, But I am not in love with the Rockies these days. I like some one offs.  White Sox have been better against right handed pitching so you can go there.


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