Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.16.17


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

Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe


WEATHER:   Maybe some thunderstorms in Minnesota

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

Yu Darvish- The birthday boy gets his first start at home with his new team. He is a huge favorite and has a great chance for another double digit strikeout performance.

Charlie Morton- Like him on DK as a 2nd pitcher.  D-Backs K a ton away from home.

Marcus Stroman- At home against a team that loves to strikeout.  He has done well this year against them also.

Jaime Garcia- Great 2nd pitcher option for cash on DK with the Mets lineup. 


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

Yadier Molina


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.

Joey Gallo– Great price against a terrible pitcher in Anibal

Anthony Rizzo– Homer Bailey on the mound tonight  Wind is blowing out tonight too

Joey Votto– all he does is get on base.


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.

Rougned Odor– gets a great match-up tonight.

Logan Forsythe– Lefty on the mound, Forsythe in the cash article

Scooter Gennett– Lackey loves to give up the longball to lefties.

Wilmer Flores– Death, Taxes and Wilmer Flores vs Lefty.


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

Kris Bryant

Adrian Beltre

Justin Turner– Mashes Lefties

Nick Castellanos– .446 wOBA vs lefties on the road.


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

Zack Cozart

Elvis Andrus-Like him to steal a few bags when he gets on.


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. Charlie Blackmon
  2. Yoenis Cespedes
  3. Kyle Schwarber
  4. Carlos Gonzales
  5. Shin Soo Choo
  6. Chris Taylor
  7. Nomar Mazara
  8. Justin Upton
  9. Adam Benintendi



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-    Alex Avila, Austin Barnes


2B- Jason Kipnis, Brad Miller, Asdrubal Cabrera 

3B-  Evan Longoria

SS –  Jose Reyes  

OF- Ben Zobrist, 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. Cubs
  2. Rangers
  3. Reds



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