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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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  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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