I shut the comments off on the Position Eligibility for 2009 Fantasy Baseball post because… Well, I don’t know. I felt like it. You have to know everything? Since that post was mostly just listing players and their eligibility for 2009, I figured I’d do a companion piece to highlight the guys that have a boost in value because of multiple position eligibility. That position eligibility post was the cheese and this is the macaroni. I might have left some people off of here, but that’s prolly because they didn’t see a boost in value from extra eligibility. Or maybe I forgot them. Check to see if I did and let me know in the comments, cause as even a semi-regular reader of Razzball you’ll know that the comments are ofttimes more entertaining than the posts themselves. Anyway, here’s some guys who see a boost in fantasy value for 2009 because of multiple position eligibility:
Russell Martin – You want him at catcher — pork butt pho sho! But having him at 3rd too could help you if you have some Corner Infidel clogging up your lineup.
Victor Martinez – See Martin, Russell or 1/8 of an inch above.
Brandon Inge – Face the facts, Cousin Jeri, you don’t want him at 3rd or OF. At catcher, his .215 average almost seems digestible. Almost.
Pablo Sandoval – You want him at catcher, but in a lot of leagues he may not be eligible there yet. According to Sabean, he’s going to be the Giants starting 3rd baseman in 2009. Sandoval will be a name to watch as he is currently knocking the cover off the ball (and then eating its innards) in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Mark DeRosa/Asdrubal/Barmes/Eugenio/Alexei - You want them at 2nd base or MI.
Blake DeWitt – Where DeWitt might not have had any value at Corner or 3rd, he now has some late round flier MI value with his 2nd base eligibility.
Hank Blalock/Chris Davis/Youuuuuk/Huff/Cantu/Atkins/Carlos Guillen – You want them at 3rd base.
Ty Wigginton – Could be slotted in as a 5th outfielder in some deep leagues or a corner infidel.
Adam Dunn – If you can squeeze him in at Corner, it could be huge — literally — oofa!
Conor Jackson – At 1st base he’s a bit yawnstipating, but as a second-tier outfielder he might be worth the Jason Kendall-like power.
Nick Swisher – See the first part of the 1/8 of an inch above comment.
Brandon Wood – Not sure yet what the Angels of Bobby Grichville have planned for Wood in 2009, but he has eligibility at 3rd and SS, which gives him the Superfecta eligibility of MI and CI. Keep in mind that he was booted from a winter league for his poor performance. (The same league where convicted pedophile Luis Polonia is now the career hits leader. No lie; he’s the Pete Rose of the Dominican.)
Ian Stewart – Also has the Superfecta eligibility of MI and CI.
Juan Uribe – I’m not a fan of the Uribe, but he does have Superfecta eligibility. This helps his AL-Only value.
Felipe Lopez – Not a fan of his either, but he has the Pick 4 of eligibility available at 2nd, 3rd, SS and OF.
Alfredo Amezaga - He isn’t necessarily ownable except in NL-Only leagues, but he also has the Pick 4 of eligibility.
Jhonny Peralta — This Silent H is being groomed in the DR this winter to take over 3rd base in 2009 so he could have multiple position eligibility next season. (I say could because the Indians could sign a 3rd baseman in the offseason.)