Straight Cash Homie w/ @PatioJoeRef – 8.14.17


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.

Jose Quintana- Highest favorite on the board.  Has been pitching great since being traded.  I like him tonight for cash.

Jared Eickhoff- Because there is Coors on the slate, If you prefer getting a few more high priced bats and getting Eickhoff for cash I don’t mind that either.  He has a good floor against a team that can K a lot.  He is a good option for GPP.

Zack Greinke- More of GPP option for me.  He has huge upside against a struggling but dangerous Astros lineup.


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.  

Gary Sanchez– Very very good chance he goes yard today against a gas can Montero.

Buster Posey– Gets a good matchup against a lefty.


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– Back at home, wind blowing out slightly, I love him tonight against Asher

Freddie Freeman– In Coors against a righty

Logan Morrison– Amazing price, Great matchup too

Paul Goldschmidt– will go overlooked tonight with other options but McCugh gives up more HR’s to righties than Lefties.


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.


Ian Kinsler-Back in Texas

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.

Josh Donaldson– Odorizzi is terrible on road and gives up a ton of HR’s

Evan Longoria

Mike Moustakas– You can attack Cotton tonight

Nolan Arenado– He is back home in Coors


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

Didi Gregorious– Short porch in right makes it easy for him to get one tonight against Montero.

Trevor Story– Cheap exposure to Coors.


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. Charlie Blackmon
  2. Mike Stanton
  3. Corey Dickerson
  4. Carlos Gonzalez
  5. Mike Conforto
  6. Lorenzo Cain
  7. Kyle Schwarber
  8. Justin Upton
  9. Aaron Judge
  10. Khris Davis


PATIO’S MVP PICK OF THE DAY:  Charlie Blackmon

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-    Wilson Ramos, Alex Avila, Realmuto, McCann

1B-  Tyler Moore, Dominic Smith

2B- Asujae


SS –  Jose Reyes, Goins

OF- Keivlehan, Hoskins, Bonifacio, Granderson, Gregor Blanco

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. Royals
  2. Yankees
  3. Rays
  4. Blue Jays
  5. Rockies
  6. Mets
  7.  Tigers


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