Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.22.17


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:  Pittsburgh could be in trouble for PPD. Definite delay, Cleveland and Cincy could Could have  a late start but should be fine after.

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

Chris Archer- Had dominated the Blue Jays this year.  He is the best option for Cash and has the highest upside in GPP’s.

Jeff Samarzjdia- Strikeout pitcher at home against the team the strikes out the most in the league.  You can use him on both formats.

Charlie Morton- Stop thinking this Nationals lineup is dangerous right now.  You can attack them and Morton has a great chance to go off tonight.

Jeff Nelson- Jigzaw Jimmy on the mound tonight in a great ball park against a team that doesn’t scare anyone.  He has been bad lately, everyone will be on Shark and other pitchers. Makes for a great GPP play.

Patrick Corbin- Mets lineup is bad today.  Corbin has been hot. Good GPP option.


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.

Tyler Flowers

Gary Sanchez– Profiles great against Boyd tonight.


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.

Paul Goldschmidt– It will be tough to fade him today.

Freddie Freeman– More of a GPP option. No one will go to him.

Yonder Alonso– Not as high on him as yesterday but profiles very well against Sims.

Anthony Rizzo– Just as good of option as anyone on the slate. Absolutely mashes in Cincy

Joey Votto– Lackey has been better but lefties still get him.


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– He is Nolasco’s Arch enemy.  He crushes his best pitches

Scooter Gennett– Same as Votto above

Jason Kipnis– Lefties mash Fister ( I barely know her)

Ozzie Albies– Profiles great against Sims


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

Jose Ramirez– His price and match-up make him one of my favorite plays of the day.

Adrian Beltre– He is like Hansel-  “ so hot right now “

Kris Bryant

Manny Machado


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

Paul De Jong– Love him today

Jean Segura

Francisco Lindor– Indians lefties are gonna go off tonight.


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. J.D. Martinez
  2. A.J. Pollock
  3. Jay Bruce
  4. Shin Shoo Choo
  5. Nomar Mazara
  6. Kyle Schwarber
  7. Billy Hamilton
  8. Mike Trout
  9. Tommy Pham


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-    Mike Zunino, Chris Iannetta-  Cash game lock for me and GPP.

1B-  Matt Olson, Tyler Austin

2B- Brandon Drury, Brad Miller

3B-  Evan Longoria

SS –   Eduardo Escobar, Adam Rosales, Jody Mercer

OF- Matt Kemp, Bradley Zimmer, Cameron Maybin, Scott Schebler

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. D-Backs
  2. Indians
  3. Cubs
  4. Mariners
  5. Braves




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