Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.3.17


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:   Looks like we are all good.

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

Corey Kluber- Best option for cash on the slate even against the Yankees.  They K a lot and he is at home just lock in Kluber for cash and move on.

Rick Porcello- Pure match-up based.  Pretty safe for Quality start and win against a bad White Sox offense.

Sal Romano- GPP play today but I like him at his price and his numbers the past 30 days aren’t bad.


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.

Sal Perez

Evan Gattis

Wellington Castillo


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– Only has 4 hits off of McCugh. All home runs

Eric Hosmer– Gallardo can get crushed

Cody Bellinger– The kid is almost always on here.

Miguel Cabrera– Like the Tigers 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.

Jonthan Schoop

Brian Dozier– I think we can pick on Griffin tonight.

Ian Kinsler

Whit Merrifield


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

Miguel Sano– Love him tonight

Nick Castellanos

Justin Turner– Been a little cold and price is down which makes him good value.


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

Corey Seager–  I don’t care what he has done the past two days.  You have to have faith with elite players like Seager.

Eduardo Escobar– More and more Twins

Marwin Gonzalez– May fly a little under the radar.


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. Justin Upton
  3. Robbie Grossman
  4. Max Kepler
  5. Eddie Rosario
  6. Nelson Cruz
  7. Lorenzo Cain
  8. Trey Mancini



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-    Robinson Chirinos, Austin Barnes


2B- Logan Forsythe,

3B- Luis Valbuena

SS –  Tim Beckham

OF-  kike Hernandez, Jackie Bradly Jr, Jim Adducci, Yasiel Puig, Jesse Winker

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. Twins
  2. Tigers
  3. Royals
  4. Red Sox
  5. Orioles
  6. Dodgers


Any questions hit me up on twitter @patiojoeref!! GET MONEY!!!