Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.2.17



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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WEATHER:   Could see some rain in Boston and Texas but the games should be played.

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

Well last night was one for the books with pitchers and tonight is probably the opposite.

  1. Dallas Keuchel- Try not to be swayed by his last performance. He was coming off the DL on the road against the Tigers. I like him much better tonight at home against a team the K’s a ton.
  2. Jake Arrieta- He is relatively safe tonight. I don’t see GPP upside though. D-Backs to strike out a lot and he has been pitching well as of late. Wind blowing in.
  3. Zack Godley- Great GPP option today. His numbers the past 30 days are best on the slate in terms of HC% and FB%.  He is no stranger to stacked line-ups.  People will be off of him cause Cubs went bezerk last night.
  4. Matt Moore- He has been pitching better as of late and he faces a A’s team that loves to strike out. Models seem to like him today too.
  5. Luke Weaver- Again against a team that loves to K.

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- Tehran against a lefty is the juiciest match-up you can ask for.

Brian McCann– You can pick on Pruitt

Sal Perez– Hellickson is garbage.


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.

Mark Reynolds

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.

Jonathan Schoop– A little pricy but has a great match-up

Rougned Odor– Keep Riding him

Eduardo Nunez– A wise take member favorite makes the article today. His move to 2B makes him way more attractive.

Daniel Murphy


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-  .

Mike Moustakas

Freddie Freeman

Adrian Beltre


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.

Francisco Lindor

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. Charlie Blackmon
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Mike Stanton
  4. Mike Conforto
  5. Jay Bruce
  6. Bryce Harper
  7. Odubel Herrera
  8. Joc Pederson
  9. Adam Jones


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-    Robinson Chirinos

1B-  Mike Napoli, Luke Voit

2B- Chase Utley, Eric Sogard,

3B- Luis Valbuena

SS –  Addison Russell, Tim Beckham

OF-  Jesse Winker, Delino Deshields, 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.



  1. Dodgers
  2. Rockies
  3. Mets
  4. Astros
  5. Nationals


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