Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 9.5.17


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

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WEATHER:  Maybe some thunderstorms in Atlanta.

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

Jacob DeGrom- 3  starts vs Phillies, 24 K’s 3 ER’s. Lock him in to cash tonight.

Stephen Strasburg- Another good option tonight with huge K upside.  Just not as safe as DeGrom.

Michael Wacha- Like him as a 2nd pitcher option on DK.  Pair with De Grom or Stras and have lots of money to play with.

Robert Stephenson- Another 2nd pitcher option on DK.  More of a wisetake favorite. CK’s son is in a good spot to get some K’s tonight.

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- Under 3K in Coors!!

Yan Gomes- Against a Lefty

Jonathan Lucroy

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- At home against Mike.

Joey Votto

Eric Hosmer

Yuli Gurriel

Mark Reynolds

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 Ramirez-  Dude has been En Fuego lately.

D.J. Lemaihieu

Jose Altuve

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

Nolan Arenado- Against a lefty at home.

Kris Bryant

Travis Shaw

Mike Moustakas

Alex Bregman

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

Francisco Lindor

Carlos Correa

Trea Turner

Javy Baez

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. George Springer
  2. Adam Jones
  3. Charlie Blackmon
  4. Ian Desmond
  5. Mike Trout
  6. Ryan Braun
  7. J.D. Martinez
  8. Austin Jackson
  9. Adam Duvall




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-   Vogt, Sal Perez,  James McCann, John Hicks

1B-  Ryder Jones, Domininc Smith, Greg Bird, Kendrys Morales

2B- Kinsler, Walker

3B-  Pablo Sandoval, Yandy Diaz, David Freese

SS –   Arcia, Mercer

OF- Brandon Guyer, Steve Pearce, Brandon Moss, Matt Holliday


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. Indians
  3. Royals
  4. Rockies


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