Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.10.17


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.

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

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Another nice 10 game slate for Thursday.


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

Jacob DeGrom- Love him tonight against a team he scored 64 points against last time out.  He is the safest on the board tonight and should be a lock for cash game pitcher.

Danny Salazar- If you want to pay down just a little in cash, I can fully endorse Salazar, Dude has been out of his mind since coming off the DL and gets his most tasty match-up yet. A strike out prone Rays team.  Love his ceiling tonight.  Will be my GPP pitcher in most tourneys.

Tanner Roark- 2nd pitcher option on DK.  Not sexy but hasn’t been blown up the past few starts.   

I think you can put Degrom and Salazar in cash on DK and make it work.


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– Gets a big fly ball pitcher tonight.

J.T. Realmuto– Price is really tempting especially if hitting up in the order.


 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– Love his matchup tonight.

Cody Bellinger– Lefty on the mound, no big deal. Ill take the kid.

Paul Goldschmidt– He got Wood last night. I am sure he can get YU tonight.


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.

Logan Forsythe– lefty on the mound

Brian Dozier– On Fire lately.

Jonathan Schoop

Jose Altuve


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

Jake Lamb

Justin Turner

Manny Machado

Mike Moustakes

PAY UP AT 3B tonight.


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

Didi Gregorious-

Marcus Semien

Corey Seager

Francisco Lindor


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. Bryce Harper
  2. George Spriger
  3. Nelson Cruz
  4. Mike Stanton
  5. Aaron Judge
  6. David Peralta
  7. Yoenis Cespedes
  8. Mike Conforto
  9. Khris Davis



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-    Yan Gomes, Barnes

1B-  Eric Thames

2B- Walker, Miller, Kipnis


SS –  Freddy Galvis,

OF- Kike Hernandez,

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. Brewers
  2. Nationals
  3. Mets
  4. Yankees

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