Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.28.17


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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10 Game slate for Monday!! 


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

Corey Kluber-  In cash today there is a few options,  Kluber has been the most consistent and pitched a complete game against the Yankees a few weeks ago.  His K rate is tops in baseball.

Max Scherzer- If it wasn’t for a neck injury I would be more into Scherzer, He still has great upside, He needs to avoid Stanton but besides that should be good tonight.

Mike Montgomery- Paulie D Special, But I am right on this bandwagon too.  His numbers have been amazing the past 30 days and he is facing a team that is not hitting against lefties right now. 2nd pitcher option on DK and great GPP for both sites.

Aaron Nola- I love him today I just wish it was against a team the K’s more.  His floor is fairly safe.


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.

Wellington Castillo– Beef…. It’s whats for dinner against a terrible lefty

Alex Avila– Starting to pick it up finally.

Jonathan Lucroy


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.

Logan Morrison– Good BvP against Kennedy and profiles great against his pitches.

Anthony Rizzo

Lucas Duda

Mark Reynolds

Ryon Healy– Heaney has given up a ton of homers to righties since he has been back.


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.

Jonthan Schoop- If paying up at 2B tonight is  a way to go Schoop is the best play

Robinson Cano–  Just a little cheaper is Cano in just as good matchup

Daniel Murphy– Criminally priced today against a hittable pitcher.

D.J. Lemahieu– Crushes the pitches Zimmerman throws.


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

Mike Moustakas– Top 3B today in a crowded position.

Manny Machado– Has double dong potential tonight.

Kris Byant

Nolan Arenado


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

Tim Beckham – destroys lefties

Jean Segura– Profiles very well against Tillman

Marcus Semien


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. Carlos Gonzalez
  3. Nelson Cruz
  4. Kevin Kiermaier
  5. Mike Trout
  6. Lorenzo Cain
  7. Rhys Hoskins
  8. Gerardo Parra
  9. Corey Dickerson
  10. Adam Jones
  11. Andrew McCutchen


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-   Sal Perez, Matt Wieters

1B-  Greg Bird, Kendrys Morales

2B- Brad Miller

3B-  Tommy La Stella

SS –   Jean Segura, Jody Mercer

OF- Daniel Nava, Carlos Gonzalez, Andrew McCutchen, Ben Gamel

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. Rockies
  2. Orioles
  3. Mariners
  4. Cubs
  5. Rays




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