Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.29.17


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:  PPD IN NEW YORK AND PHILLY, MAYBE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON TOO. BE CAREFUL!! I am fading all the players for cash. So you will not see any players from those four games.

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

Chris Sale- For cash on FanDuel he is the option. He is priced a little lower than normal. The public will be on him. He has faired  very well against these Blue Jays

Ervin Santana- Right at the price where he gets to be too much.  He is facing a White Sox team that you can attack.  I like his floor, Not much ceiling.

Jake Arrietta- See Santana- Like his floor, Ceiling is not very high.

Zack Godley- If you are fading Sale. He is the pitcher I think can match him tonight.  The Dodgers have been hitting terrible since Bellinger went out.

Mike Fiers- 2nd pitcher option on DK.

Sal Romano- Another 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

Chris Iannetta– Batting 2nd against a lefty.

Sal Perez– Another great price in a good matchup


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.

Joey Votto– Hard not to play him today against Flexen

Anthony Rizzo– Kuhl or not Rizzo is HOT!!

Matt Carpenter– He is donating 10K for every homer he hits to flood relief.  He hits one tonight.


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.

Scooter Gennett– A must play today.

Brian Dozier

Jose Altuve

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.

Nolan Arenado

Alex Bregman

Kris Bryant

Travis Shaw


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

Zack Cozart

Paul DeJong

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. Mike Trout
  2. Charlie Blackmon
  3. Kyle Schwarber
  4. George Springer
  5. Adam Duvall
  6. J.D. Martinez
  7. Justin Upton
  8. Tommy Pham
  9. Ben Zobrist
  10. Khris Davis
  11. Scott Schebler
  12. Billy Hamilton


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-   Evan Gattis-$2500 against a lefty!! Austin Hedges.

1B-  Luke Voit, Eric Thames.

2B- Brandon Drury, Yangervis Solarte

3B-  Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria

SS –   Jose Reyes, Marwin Gonzalez, Jody Mercer

OF- Jabari Blash, Brandon Moss, Jason Heyward, Rajai Davis

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. Reds
  2. Astros
  3. Twins
  4. Angels
  5. Padres- Sneaky low owned. Moore can always get crushed.




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