Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.6.17


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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Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe

11 GAME MAIN SLATE FOR SUNDAY!!  If you believe in BvP there are some good options to look at.

WEATHER:   Nothing that looks bad but I am seeing light rain in a lot of places.

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

Chris Archer- For cash games today, I really think there are two good options for cash today both from the same game.  Archer gets a team K the most the past 30 days. His price is top on the board but for good reason. Lineup for Brewers came out and with only two lefties in the lineup today. Archer is even more tempting.

Jimmy Nelson- A WiseTake favorite, he is in just as good of spot. He is a little less expensive than Archer which makes him just as good of play.  Rays threw out a heavy lefty lineup but I still really like him today. His price on both site is criminal.

DK 2ND pitcher option:  Homer Bailey- His price is $4400.  You can pick either of the top two and pair with Bailey and LOAD up on bats.  Bailey HC% the past 30 days is lowest on slate.  His FB% IS 6th Lowest on slate past 30 days.  He won’t get many K’s but the Cardinals have been striking out 6th most the past 30 days.  I think you can also just play Archer and Nelson in cash and fit in some good value bats and go to war in cash also.

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.

Wilson Contreras– Dude is out of his mind when he bats 4th in the lineup

Yadier Molina– .361 avg against Bailey W/ 3hrs


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.

Freddie Freeman– Facing a righty at home. Will pretty much always be on the list.  Urena fly ball rate is 4th highest on slate last 30 days.

Anthony Rizzo– At home against a rookie. Loving the Cubbies today.

Matt Carpenter– .586 avg against Bailey

Chris Davis– Anibal can be attacked again.


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.

Brian Dozier

Eduardo Nunez– Still on fire

Jonathan Schoop

Josh Harrison


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

Kris Bryant

Manny Machado

Rafael Devers


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

Eduardo Escobar– Grades out really well today.

Tim Beckham– Go back and look at his game logs. Dude is on freaking FIRE!!


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 Stanton
  2. Mookie Betts
  3. Andrew McCutchen
  4. Seth Smith- 4hrs lifetime off Sanchez
  5. Kyle Schwarber
  6. Christan Yelich
  7. Andrew Benintendi
  8. Andrew Jones
  9. Justin Upton




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-    Avila, Matt Wieters, Victor Martinez


2B- Gennett, Sanchez

3B- Brock Holt

SS –  Jody Mercer, Miguel Rojas

OF-  Jim Aducci, Chris Young, Matt Adams

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. Orioles
  3. Tigers
  4. Braves


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