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Below are all players who should start the year with multiple position eligibility in leagues where a player must have 5+ games in the previous year to qualify for a position.  I believe these rules are used only by Yahoo.  I used 5 games as the cutoff where Yahoo uses 5 games started or 10 total games so it is possible there are a couple guys on this list where I may have erred.  Please point out my mistakes in the comments.

Click here for multi-position eligibility players in 2014 fantasy baseball leagues with 20+ game eligibility.

You can use the text boxes on top of the grid to filter to a certain position (e.g., ‘SS’ shows all multi-position players with SS-eligibility).

Thanks and apologies for those of you who searched for ‘fantasy + multiple positions’ and expected more stimulating content.

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# Name YAHOO_POS
Daniel Murphy 1B, 2B
Alberto Callaspo 1B, 2B, 3B
Jeff Keppinger 1B, 2B, 3B
Mark DeRosa 1B, 2B, 3B
Yuniesky Betancourt 1B, 2B, 3B
Donnie Murphy 1B, 2B, 3B
Kelly Johnson 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
Jeff Baker 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
Kevin Frandsen 1B, 2B, 3B, OF
Dustin Ackley 1B, 2B, OF
Justin Turner 1B, 2B, SS, 3B
Joaquin Arias 1B, 2B, SS, 3B
Brendan Harris 1B, 2B, SS, 3B
Willie Bloomquist 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Ed Lucas 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Sean Rodriguez 1B, 2B, SS, OF
Miguel Cabrera 1B, 3B
Todd Frazier 1B, 3B
Ian Stewart 1B, 3B
Chad Tracy 1B, 3B
Michael Young 1B, 3B
Eric Chavez 1B, 3B
Josh Satin 1B, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall 1B, 3B
Ryan Wheeler 1B, 3B
Brett Wallace 1B, 3B
Jack Hannahan 1B, 3B
Kevin Youkilis 1B, 3B
Edwin Encarnacion 1B, 3B
Conor Gillaspie 1B, 3B
Juan Francisco 1B, 3B
Brandon Snyder 1B, 3B
Mark Reynolds 1B, 3B
Chris Johnson 1B, 3B
Jerry Hairston 1B, 3B, OF
Ty Wigginton 1B, 3B, OF
Don Kelly 1B, 3B, OF
Eric Campbell 1B, 3B, OF
Efren Navarro 1B, OF
Marc Krauss 1B, OF
Tommy Medica 1B, OF
Darin Ruf 1B, OF
Garrett Jones 1B, OF
Daniel Nava 1B, OF
Tyler Moore 1B, OF
Michael Morse 1B, OF
Brandon Moss 1B, OF
John Mayberry 1B, OF
Jesus Guzman 1B, OF
Laynce Nix 1B, OF
Chris Parmelee 1B, OF
Mark Kotsay 1B, OF
Brett Pill 1B, OF
Raul Ibanez 1B, OF
Brad Hawpe 1B, OF
Mark Trumbo 1B, OF
Sean Halton 1B, OF
Donald Lutz 1B, OF
Steve Pearce 1B, OF
Lucas Duda 1B, OF
Mike Carp 1B, OF
Chris Carter 1B, OF
Nick Swisher 1B, OF
Luke Scott 1B, OF
Allen Craig 1B, OF
Joey Terdoslavich 1B, OF
Michael Cuddyer 1B, OF
Matt Tuiasosopo 1B, OF
Chris Colabello 1B, OF
Jose Bautista 1B, OF
Scott Van Slyke 1B, OF
Kyle Blanks 1B, OF
Alex Gonzalez 1B, SS, 3B
Brock Holt 1B,3B,OF
Jamey Carroll 2B, 3B
Brent Lillibridge 2B, 3B
Jedd Gyorko 2B, 3B
Danny Valencia 2B, 3B
Anthony Rendon 2B, 3B
Jace Peterson 2B, 3B
Miguel Tejada 2B, 3B
Nick Noonan 2B, 3B
Chone Figgins 2B, 3B
Jonathan Schoop 2B, 3B
Marcus Semien 2B, 3B
Luis Valbuena 2B, 3B
David Adams 2B, 3B
DJ LeMahieu 2B, 3B
Brett Lawrie 2B, 3B
Matt Carpenter 2B, 3B
Ryan Roberts 2B, 3B
Brandon Inge 2B, 3B, OF
Grant Green 2B, 3B, OF
Cesar Hernandez 2B, 3B, OF
Josh Harrison 2B, 3B, OF
Emilio Bonifacio 2B, 3B, OF
Martin Prado 2B, 3B, OF
Steve Tolleson 2B, 3B, OF
Jordany Valdespin 2B, OF
Arismendy Alcantara 2B, OF
Steve Lombardozzi 2B, OF
Skip Schumaker 2B, OF
Jed Lowrie 2B, SS
Dee Gordon 2B, SS
Cliff Pennington 2B, SS
Tommy Field 2B, SS
Nick Franklin 2B, SS
Ryan Goins 2B, SS
Jose Ramirez 2B, SS
Brendan Ryan 2B, SS
Adam Rosales 2B, SS
Didi Gregorius 2B, SS
Jonathan Diaz 2B, SS
Cesar Izturis 2B, SS
Ehire Adrianza 2B, SS
Luis Sardinas 2B, SS
Robert Andino 2B, SS
Clint Barmes 2B, SS
Brad Miller 2B, SS
Jordy Mercer 2B, SS
Eric Sogard 2B, SS
Andy Parrino 2B, SS
Josh Rutledge 2B, SS, 3B
John McDonald 2B, SS, 3B
Eduardo Escobar 2B, SS, 3B
Ramon Santiago 2B, SS, 3B
Chris Valaika 2B, SS, 3B
Maicer Izturis 2B, SS, 3B
Paul Janish 2B, SS, 3B
Jonathan Herrera 2B, SS, 3B
Pedro Ciriaco 2B, SS, 3B
Nick Punto 2B, SS, 3B
Daniel Descalso 2B, SS, 3B
Munenori Kawasaki 2B, SS, 3B
Ryan Flaherty 2B, SS, 3B
Marwin Gonzalez 2B, SS, 3B
Ramiro Pena 2B, SS, 3B
Alberto Gonzalez 2B, SS, 3B
Andrew Romine 2B, SS, 3B
Jurickson Profar 2B, SS, 3B
Jeff Bianchi 2B, SS, 3B
Mike Aviles 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Elliot Johnson 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Charlie Culberson 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Alexi Amarista 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Freddy Galvis 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Logan Forsythe 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Leury Garcia 2B, SS, 3B, OF
Ben Zobrist 2B, SS, OF
Jake Elmore 2B, SS, OF
Chris Coghlan 3B, OF
Elian Herrera 3B, OF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B, OF
Nick Castellanos 3B, OF
Chris Gimenez C, 1B
Yasmani Grandal C, 1B
Buster Posey C, 1B
Martin Maldonado C, 1B
J.P. Arencibia C, 1B
Joe Mauer C, 1B
Jonathan Lucroy C, 1B
Brian McCann C, 1B
Brayan Pena C, 1B
Yadier Molina C, 1B
Jordan Pacheco C, 1B
Carlos Santana C, 1B, 3B
Stephen Vogt C, 1B, OF
Evan Gattis C, OF
Ryan Doumit C, OF
Chris Herrmann C, OF
Chad Bettis SP, RP
Sam Dyson SP, RP
Eric Surkamp SP, RP
Randall Delgado SP, RP
Carlos Villanueva SP, RP
Wade Davis SP, RP
Jeff Manship SP, RP
Zach Britton SP, RP
Chris Capuano SP, RP
Jose Alvarez SP, RP
Tyler Thornburg SP, RP
Alfredo Aceves SP, RP
Carlos Carrasco SP, RP
Carlos Torres SP, RP
Jerome Williams SP, RP
Kevin Slowey SP, RP
Jenrry Mejia SP, RP
Tom Gorzelanny SP, RP
Justin Grimm SP, RP
David Hale SP, RP
Todd Redmond SP, RP
Chad Jenkins SP, RP
John Lannan SP, RP
Wade LeBlanc SP, RP
Alexi Ogando SP, RP
Ethan Martin SP, RP
Esmil Rogers SP, RP
Ross Detwiler SP, RP
Jeanmar Gomez SP, RP
Chris Rusin SP, RP
Mike Fiers SP, RP
Brian Flynn SP, RP
Jeff Francis SP, RP
Jayson Nix SS, 3B
Miguel Rojas SS, 3B
Wilmer Flores SS, 3B
Jose Iglesias SS, 3B
Doug Bernier SS, 3B
Xander Bogaerts SS, 3B
Reid Brignac SS, 3B
Luis Cruz SS, 3B
Eduardo Nunez SS, 3B, OF
Enrique Hernandez SS, OF
Danny Santana SS, OF
Miguel Sano SS,3B

  1. David says:
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    The first thing I noticed is that rookie Miguel Sano is listed at SS/3B in Yahoo despite having zero chance of ever playing SS. He could emerge as a top SS this year or spend all year in the minors. Very intriguing, though.

    • @Rags: http://razzball.com/sprpeligiblepitchers2014/@David: good to know. will have to add him in here. it had been based on last year’s playing time – pretty ridiculous for someone with no MLB time to get two position eligibility. Maybe they change it later in preseason like they did with Wil Myers C eligibility.

      • Andrew A says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        I would hate it if they did that after a draft

        • James says:
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          @Andrew A:

          they did it pretty late in the game with Myers last year when it became clear there was no chance of him every playing Catcher, and it being a potential issue (as a catcher he would have won or lost a lot of leagues last year, as an Of less of an impact). I doubt they bother taking OF from Castellanos (i assume he has it) since he offers less value there than at 3rd, but giving a guy SS, 2b or Catcher makes a big difference.

          • Andrew A says:
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            @James:
            I’m not doubting the impact. I’m just highlighting that people will value Sano or Myers higher relying on the eligibility.

  2. Rags says:
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    Are you guys going to do SP/RP multi-position guys too?

  3. Matty Ice says:
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    Quick keeper question.

    10 team 5×5 league. Already keeping Goldy (6th round), Kipnis (7th), Donaldson (22nd), and S. Marte (22nd). Which of these 3 is my fifth and final keeper:

    Lucroy (22nd) – we only play one catcher
    Sale (8th)
    Rosenthal (22nd)

    Thanks.

    • @Matty Ice: Definitely not Lucroy. Sale is probably a 5th/6th rounder in that format where Rosenthal probably in the teens. I’d go with Rosenthal.

  4. Jeff in Southern Indiana says:
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    When do you think you’ll do the OBP rankings?

    Looking forward to it. Thanks.

  5. Beardcrabs says:
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    Anyone interested in a 10 team H2H keeper league we just need one more manager…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Beardcrabs: If there’s money involved, I’m interested.

      • Beardcrabs says:
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        @Cram It: Sorry for the late response… $50 buy in: 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $50… you can email me at: twoturntablesnamic@yahoo.com for more info…

  6. Slamhole says:
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    Little help, please
    I want to draft B. Moss this year but need one everyday player who hits great against lefties who will be a very late round pick or a waiver wire pick who can play when Moss sits against lefties.
    also, I like run-on sentences

    • I had big hopes for Matt Joyce last year but he was just so-so. Still may be primed for a bounceback. Juan Francisco is another marginal platoon play.

      Generally, any LH good against righties is ownable. Guys like Fielder, Choo, and Rizzo are bad vs LHP but good vs RHP.

  7. Slamhole says:
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    Also, too
    why isn’t Billy hamilton SS eligile in Yahoo leagues

    • Yahoo has Hamilton as only OF-eligible.

  8. Yo Teach says:
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    Would you keep Heyward or Posey?

    • Posey. Hard to have faith in heyward given past 2 years

  9. David says:
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    Love your work! 12 team roto, 6×6 with the extra 2 categories being obp and slugging. Which 4 hitters do I keep? Puig, Cespedes, A. Craig, Carpenter, Marte or The svelte Sandoval.

    Thanks

    • Puig, Cespedes, Marte, and Craig. I prefer power for my keepers.

  10. Justin says:
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    Love the work as always Rudy. If you had to keep seven of these gentlemen in a 12 team h2h, 1 NA spot and play 1 infield slot. OPS and QS are extra cats.

    Taveras
    Kinsler
    Rizzo
    Fat Adams
    Yelich
    A.Garcia
    Jennings
    Granderson
    S.Castro
    A.Sanchez
    Cobb
    Iwakuma

    Thank you in advance!!!

    • Justin says:
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      @Justin: @Justin: Just a quick follow up would be greatly appreciated.

    • Thx. Tough bunch for 2014. I’d say Rizzo, Cobb, Jennings, Kinsler, Iwakuma, Yelich, Castro.

  11. dzigga says:
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    FYI – Noticed one error on the multi-position eligibility: Kole Calhoun doesn’t quite qualify for 1B. He started 4 games and played the position in 6, just short of the 5 GS or 10 GP requirement.

    • @dzigga: Great catch. Corrected it. My data feed only gets games played vs. GS per position so there’s always a few like that.

  12. Drew says:
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    Hey Rudy-

    I’m in a 6×6 H2H (each category) with OPS, Holds, and QS instead of Wins. 10 teams but large rosters– 15 bats- 1 C, 5 OF, 3 UTIL, +usual; 15 pitchers (no designation between SP/RP); 5 bench; 3 DL.

    Question is about point shares / custom rankings based off a predetermined set of projections– do you know of a mathematical way to estimate the numbers it’d take to move from one point to the next (I know it is H2H but think this strategy is still valid… unless its not).

    I recall you and Grey have hit on this before based of 12 team 5×5 RCL and Tanner over at smartfantasybaseball uses a similar method based off his league’s historical data. My problem is that it is a relatively young league that have changed a bit over the last 3 years (# teams, categories) so historical data isn’t really an option.

    Of course I know you have OPS, Holds, and QS in the Razzball player rater in various league formats… I’m hoping you can lend me some insight or suggestions.

    Thanks a lot!

    • i’d have to make a bunch of code changes to the Player Rater in order to simulate your league rosters. That’s the only way I know how to calculate this.

      I unfortunately am swamped w/ pre-season prep so I can’t accommodate.

      One day, I’d like to build a system to calculate all these custom formats but no time this year.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help.

      • Drew says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: No problem! Of course I wasn’t expecting you to cater to my needs (though, that’d be cool with me), I just wasn’t sure if something like the custom formats you described was on the horizon. Keep up the good work Rudy.

        Thanks

  13. Simply Fred

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    Rudy, realize this post for Yahoo, but thought I would ask here. With ESPN up now, it looks to me that Trumbo has lost OF eligibility…1B only. You read the same way?

    • you are right but ESPN made a mistake based on faulty logic (i think). Trumbo had 27 games in the OF but did not have 20 in a specific position (19 in RF). Will contact them on that…

  14. Mike says:
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    Rudy,

    Walked into the middle of your convo of Michael emphatically suggesting Mauer > A. Jones. I’m not an expert but that cat is crazy. He cited Jones in the 4th, so maybe if Mauer was the last pick?

    • I like Michael but I think he’s wrong on this one. Adam Jones’ AVG might have downside b/c of his hacktastic ways but he’s still elite R/HR/RBI with at least position average SB. The Mauer case is predicated on him staying healthy (easier at 1B but he’s still had wear and tear over the years) and hitting .320. I don’t think it’s likely. His NFBC ADP is 62 and that’s a 2 catcher format. But will be interesting to see where he gets drafted in expert leagues. He went 44 in the FSTA expert draft (http://rtsports.com/siriusxm).

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