Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.25.17



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

Zack Greinke- Highest favorite on the board, At home against a weak offense. Best option tonight for cash

Jacon DeGrom- Without Harper, this lineup is very mortal.  He has great PvB against the Nats.

Kenta Maeda- Pretty safe tonight against a team that K’s a lot.

Michael Wacha – Solid SP2 option at home against the Rays.

Adam Conley- Love him for a 2nd pitcher option on DK.

Julio Tehran- Great price on DK against a team that is just bad on the road.  2nd pitcher option.

Deep GPP flyer on Nick Martinez, Really cheap and can fit any bats you want. A’s can K a lot. Like I said use in a big field tourney. 


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– One here almost everyday.

Yasmani Grandal- Heated up in Pittsburgh.

Chris Ianetta– Crushes lefties.

Sal Perez– Good price for him 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– Back home against a lefty. I’ll take that everyday.

Anthony Rizzo

Edwin Encarnacion

Freddie Freeman– At home against a right handed pitcher.


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.

Eduardo Nunez– Leading off at a decent price against a gas can.

Ian Happ– Hot hitter as of late.

Jose Ramirez

Brian Dozier


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

Josh Donaldson

Justin Turner


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

Corey Seager– Back home at Chavez Ravine

Francisco LIndor

Jean Segura


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. Giancarlo Stanton
  2. Aaron Judge
  3. D. Martinez
  4. Mike Trout
  5. Kyle Schwarber
  6. Nelson Cruz
  7. J. Pollock
  8. Marcell Ozuna
  9. Mookie Betts

PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY: Giancarlo Stanton

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, Miguel Montero

1B-  Tyler Moore, Danny Valencia

2B- Brandon Drury-lock him in your cash games tonight.

3B-  Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria,

SS –    Jody Mercer

OF- Jabari Blash, Brandon Guyer, Brandon Nimmo

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. D-Backs
  3. Yankees
  4. Marlins




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