Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.1.17

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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

15 GAME SLATE TONIGHT!! DEEPEST PITCHING POOL OF THE SEASON!! CAN’T BELIEVE IT IS AUGUST ALREADY.  I THANK YOU ALL ONCE AGAIN FOR READING MY ARTICLES EVERYDAY. #OWLSUPTOP

WEATHER:   NONE

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

Like mentioned above, tonight is the deepest field of pitchers the entire year.  There is probably a dozen pitchers you can throw tonight.  That being said I am going to break down for you the top 4 that I like tonight.

  1. Jimmy Nelson- He has been a top 5 pitcher this year when pitching at home. Last 30 days his K% is 32%.  Facing a team that  has K 23% the past 30 days.
  2. Mike Fiers- His K% last 30 days has been 34% facing a team that has been striking out 26% of the time the past 30 days. He will go overlooked and I like him for both cash and GPP.
  3. Chris Sale- Top arm on the board tonight. I am not in love with his matchup against a team that doesn’t strike out that much.
  4. Marcus Stroman- Highest favorite on the board facing one of the worst lineups in baseball. Playing Stroman will allow you to get in some Coors bats if you choose. White Sox have been striking out 24% of the time the past 30 days.

Others to Consider that I like a lot: Carlos Martinez, Max Scherzer, Jeff Samarzija 

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.

Yasmani Grandal

Wilson Contreras

Gary Sanchez

Jonathan Lucroy– Cheap exposure to Coors.

 

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.

Cody Bellinger– You are gonna see a lot of Dodgers on here.

Chris Davis– I love him tonight

Joey Votto

 

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– Amazing Price. Lock and load Cano tonight.

Scooter Gennett

Ian Kinsler

 

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– Matz has been terrible. Arenado has been wonderful against lefties.

Kris Bryant

Freddie Freeman

Mike Moustakas

 

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

Corey Seager– Top SS tonight by far.

Jean Segura

Trevor Story

 

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.

  1. Nelson Cruz
  2. Bryce Harper
  3. Mike Trout
  4. Joc Pederson
  5. All NY Met Outfielders
  6. Andrew McCutchen
  7. Nick Williams
  8. Starling Marte
  9. Corey Dickersn
  10. Aaron Judge

PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY:   Nolan Arenado

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-    John Hicks, Evan Gattis

1B-  Kendrys Morales, Matt Adams,

2B- Robinson Cano, Eric Sogard, Yolmer Sanchez

3B- NONE

SS –  Addison Russell, Tim Beckham

OF-  Jesse Winker, Albert Almora, Matt Holliday, 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

  1. Dodgers
  2. Pirates
  3. Blue Jays
  4. Mariners
  5. Rangers
  6. Royals

 

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