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.
Corey Kluber- No one else to consider in cash on Fanduel. Facing the Rays who K almost the most in the MLB. He is coming off of 2 complete games. If you aren’t going to play Kluber in cash today. You probably shouldn’t be playing cash games.
German Marquez- 2nd pitcher option on DK. I like his chances against a little weaker Rockies lineup. His K% last 30 days is 2nd highest on slate. For GPP, this is my pivot off of Kluber on Fan duel.
Chad Kuhl- Has been pretty consistent lately and the Blue Jays lineup today isn’t at full strength. He is ok for 2nd pitcher on DK also.
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.
J.T. Realmuto– Hitting 5th at his price is a very good value.
Tucker Barnhart– Been hot lately with a couple of HR’s.
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– Stratton is a fastball pitcher and Zimmerman loves to hit fastballs.
Joey Votto– His price is way expensive but his matchup is good against Garza
Eric Thames– Great Match-up great price. HR’s last two games.
Josh Bell– Hits Lefties pretty well.
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.
Brian Dozier– Gets a tasty matchup against Boyd today.
Cesar Hernandez– Leading off against Flexen. Flexen is very generous to lefties
Daniel Murphy– Gets a spot starter at home. I love this spot and price has gone down.
THIRD BASE: I generally pay up for a top play at third base. Along with first base. The most production comes from third base.
Miguel Sano– Good wOBA good ISO vs lefties.
Travis Shaw– Check lineup status. If he plays I love him
Josh Donaldson– Been fairly consistent lately.
Nolan Arenado– Worley pitches to contact. He is the one player I really like for the Rockies today.
SHORT STOP: I generally pay down at SS. $2800 or below is my mark. Line-up dependent. Will pay up at times.
Freddy Galvis– Good matchup, decent price.
Paul De Jong
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.
- Lorenzo Cain
- Mike Stanton
- Mike Conforto
- Ryan Braun
- Andrew McCutchen
- Nick Williams
- Odubel Herrera
- Billy Hamilton
- Adam Duvall
- Mike Mahtook
- Avisail Garcia
PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Lorenzo Cain
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- Chris Gimenez, Victor Martinez, Manny Pina
1B- Jose Abreu, Dominic Smith
2B- Jonathan Villar, Scooter Gennett
SS – Jose Reyes, Jody Mercer, Eduardo Escobar
OF- Adam Lind, Rhys Hoskins, Austin Jackson, Jorge Bonifacio
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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