Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.8.17


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


WEATHER:   Maybe a slight delay in Atl……

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

Corey Kluber- Coming off of a complete game against the Yankees, He gets the Rockies, a team who is different on the road.  Last 30 days, Has a high K%, lower sierra, lower GB% than Sale.

Chris Sale- I like Sale almost as much, however, this is his fourth outing this year against the Rays and every matchup Sale’s point total has gone down.  64-58-45.  For me, I am going Kluber in Cash and Sale in GPP. But you can use Sale in cash also. I really don’t think there is a wrong answer tonight for cash.

Sal Romano- 2nd pitcher option in cash to pair with either of the two. He is facing the padres who can K with the best of them.

Finally, you can also go with the sweet sounds of Chad Kuhl as a 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.

Wilson Contreras–  Blach is blah.

Gary Sanchez

J.T. Realmuto– Batting 4th is very tempting.


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.

Justin Smoak

Freddie Freeman

Joey Votto

Chris Davis

Joey Gallo

Yunieski Gurriel


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.

Jose Altuve

Josh Harrison

Javy Baez

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.

Alex Bregman- LEADING OFF. BOOM!!

Josh Donaldson

Jedd Gyorko

Kris Bryant

Jake Lamb– Has good BvP vs Maeda


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

Marwin Gonzalez

Zack Cozart

Paul DeJong


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. Bryce Harper
  3. Mike Trout
  4. Andrew McCutchen
  5. Aaron Judge
  6. Nelson Cruz
  7. Mike Conforto
  8. Jay Bruce
  9. Ryan Braun
  10. Rajai Davis
  11. Nick Williams





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-    Jason Castro, Kurt Suzuki, Robinson Chirinos

1B-  Jesus Aguilar, Refsnyder

2B- Gennett,  Jason Kipnis, Solarte,

3B- Asdrubal Cabrera, Luis Valbuena, Cheslor Cuthbert

SS –  Adrian Sanchez, Jose Reyes, Tim Anderson, Freddy Galvis

OF-  Adam Lind, Matt Adams, Albert Almora, Jess 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. Astros
  2. Nationals
  3. Pirates

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