Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.27.17



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:  Slight Chance of rain in Stl.

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

Dan Straily- For cash he may be the safest on the board.  He is at home, where he pitches better, he is also facing a team that K’s a lot.

Chris Archer- Best K%, Highest priced pitcher.  Most upside, however, Cardinals have been smoking hot in the month of August which makes me like Straily just a tad more but Archer is good in both formats if you prefer.

Doug Fister ( I BARELY KNOW HER) !!-  Coming off a game where he dominated, He is a decent value. Decent 2nd pitcher option on DK.

Lance Lynn- He can get ripped against lefties but the Rays can K  more than anyone in the MLB.  Lynn is another good 2nd pitcher option on DK.


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- Against a lefty at home.

Matt Wieters


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.

Jose Abreu- Mashes Lefties

Anthony Rizzo

Joey Votto- Tailon struggles against the Reds

Freddie Freeman

Chris Davis

Ryan Zimmerman- Milone is terrible against Righties.


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.

Starlin Castro- Batting 2nd at a cheap price. Get em while the getting is good. You should be getting it, getting while the getting is good- Too Short

Scooter Gennett

Cesar Hernandez

Eduardo Nunez

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

Anthony Rendon- Milone on the mound again

Josh Donaldson

Kris Bryant

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

Xander Boagerts- Heating up FINALLY

Tim Beckham- Since he has moved to the Orioles, the switch has been turned 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. Giancarlo Stanton
  2. Rhys Hoskins
  3. Charlie Blackmon
  4. Carlos Gonzalez
  5. Marcell Ozuna
  6. Avisail Garcia
  7. Mookie Betts
  8. Corey Dickerson
  9. Aaron Judge
  10. Andrew McCutchen
  11. Nick Williams

PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY:    Starlin Castro

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, Kendrys Morales

2B- Starlin Castro


SS –   Jose Peraza

OF- Eziquiel Carrera, Chris Young, Brandon Guyer

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. Yankees
  3. White Sox
  4. Tigers




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