Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.7.17


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.

Please give me feedback on what you like and what you would like to see more of.  Be sure to follow me on twitter @patiojoeref

Straight Cash Homie w/ Patio Joe


WEATHER:   Washington is a major trouble spot tonight. Please monitor.


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

Max Scherzer- Easy Cash game pitcher for tonight.  Weather may be a problem but right now it looks like it is gonna be ok.  If you are not willing to take the risk which I understand here are some other options.

Jake Arrieta- Very Safe. Been pitching so well as of late and Giants can’t hit righties at home.

Ervin Santana- I pause a little because he seems to regress after a complete game but he has a good match-up against the Brewers. IF you do go Santana. Do a Brewers hedge stack team.

Carlos Martinez- I like him better as a 2nd pitcher option on DK. But he has a very low FB% and is in a pitcher’s ballpark.


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


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.

Anthony Rizzo– Moore is just as slutty to lefties as righties.

Josh Bell– Attack Zimmerman tonight

Joey Votto– Chacin can be hit on the road

Ryan Zimmerman

Chris Davis– JC serves it up to left handed hitters


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

Javier Baez

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

Anthony Rendon

Manny Machado


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 Trout- 26th Birthday and has 999 career hits, has homered 3 times on his birthday. Narrative street tonight.
  2. Bryce Harper
  3. Andrew McCutchen
  4. Starling Marte
  5. Justin Upton
  6. Robbie Grossman
  7. Kyle Schwarber




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-    Matt Wieters, Chris Gimenez


2B- Gennett,  


SS –  Eduardo Escobar,

OF-  Howie Kendrick, Alberto Almora, Eddie Rosario

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. Pirates
  3. Nationals


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