Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.9.17


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

Gio Gonzalez- Good old vanilla ice cream is on the menu tonight.  His hard hit rate is very low and has owned the Marlins this year. Gio is a little expensive on DK.

Colin McCugh- Highest favorite tonight. White Sox really can’t hit righties.  Two starts since coming back and his two quality starts and over 6 K’s each start.  His price is great on both sites.

Asher Wojciechowski – He is a great 2nd pitcher option on DK tonight to pair with either of these two and fill in any bats you want.


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.

Brian McCann – You can attack Gonzalez tonight in Chicago

Gary Sanchez – Gary the Goat.


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 – Another right handed pitcher against Freeman @ Freeman field

Justin Smoak – Tanaka has given up a ton of HR’s to left handed hitters

Logan Morrison – Has good BvP against Porcello

Yunieski Gurriel – Ride the train


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– Can afford him tonight if you love him.

Brian Dozier– Been hitting HR’s a lot lately. 4 in past 5.

Dustin Pedroia–  Odorizzi is generous to all hitters home and away.


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– Hope he stays up top of the order when Springer gets back

Anthony Rendon– OWNS LEFTIES

Travis Shaw– Bart on the mound

Josh Donaldson– DUDE IS EN FUEGO!!!!


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

Didi Gregorious-

Marwin Gonzalez

Eduardo Nunez– They move this guy around more than anyone in the MLB. #postionwhore


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. Ryan Braun
  2. Adam Duvall
  3. George Springer
  4. Josh Reddick
  5. Corey Dickerson
  6. Steve Souza
  7. Mookie Betts
  8. Adam Benintendi
  9. Aaron Judge
  10.  Domingo Santana


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-    Cameron Rupp

1B-  Eric Thames

2B- Eric Sogard, Solarte, Brad Miller


SS –  Jose Peraza, Adrian Sanchez

OF- Patrick Kivlehan, Jim Adducci, Pirela, Kepler

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. Rays
  3. Red Sox
  4. Brewers
  5. Yankees


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