Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.4.17


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:   Rain in Pittsburgh.

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

Jacob Faria– With a Coors slate on the board, His price is very good. His match-up is even better against a team that is striking out the most in the majors the past 30 days.

James Paxton- Definitely safe and should get win and QS but doesn’t have much K upside against a team that doesn’t K much.

For DraftKings. I would use these two. It’s a little more than I would like to pay for pitchers but. In my opinion, these are the two safest plays on the slate tonight. If the weather in Pittsburgh looks ok, you can roll with Nova for a little cheaper. But monitor weather. Any chance for a delay. You can’t start the pitchers in that game.

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.

Buster Posey

Gary Sanchez


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.

Lucas Duda

Logan Morrison

Hanley Ramirez

Joey Gallo


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– En Fuego

Robinson Cano


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

Adrian Beltre– Awsome BvP vs Bart

Evan Longoria– Longo goes yard tonight

Nolan Arenado– Coors will go off tonight

Alex Bregman– Whenever he hits 2nd in the order. I love him


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

Trevor Story

Franny Lindor

Elvis Andrus


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. Carlos Gonzalez
  2. Charlie Blackmon
  3. Mike Trout
  4. Andrew McCutchen
  5. Mookie Betts
  6. Starling Marte
  7. Steve Souza Jr
  8. Corey Dickerson
  9.  Nomar Mazara
  10. Choo



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-    Tyler Flowers, Wilson Ramos, Gimenez

1B-  Tyler Moore, Will Myers

2B- Asujae, Saladino


SS –  Tim Beckham, Tim Anderson, Jody Mercer

OF-  Jim Aducci, Brandon Guyer, Chris Young, Derek Fisher

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. Red Sox
  3. Rays
  4. Astros
  5. Mets- This is a very risky larger field tourney play. My thinking is that as a skeptical Dodger fan. I just don’t think things are going to go as smoothly as everyone thinks.  Darvish has been getting hit lately. The wind is blowing out.  Darvish will be one the higher owned pitchers tonight so a stack against him is a great contrarian play. Lefty bats I prefer the most.


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