The 2011 fantasy baseball rankings are not as far away as you might think.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to place Edwin Jackson.  Exciting!  In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2011 fantasy baseball season.  This took me far longer than it probably should’ve.  Can’t someone write me a program that sorts all the players by games played at a position?   Why do I need to go through every player on every roster?  It totally harshes my buzz.  I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2011 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m a giver, snitches!  I only listed players that have multiple position eligibility of ten games or more played outside of their primary position.  So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline).  Yes, Christmas came early this year.  (Or (C)Hanuk(k)ah came late, if you get your Jew on.)  Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position.  On a different post, I’ll make some comments about some of the players. In the mean’s while, you make comments in the comments. Say that fast 117 times! Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2011 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:


Ryan Doumit C (100), OF (18)
Jake Fox C (19), OF (13), 1B (10)
Buster Posey C (76), 1B (30)
Victor Martinez C (110), 1B (14)


Michael Cuddyer 1B (84), OF (67), 3B (14)
Aubrey Huff 1B (100), OF (63)
Garrett Jones 1B (112), OF (49)
Xavier Nady 1B (52), OF (28)
Mike Napoli 1B (70), C (66)
Luke Scott 1B (19), OF (14)
Ty Wigginton 1B (98), 2B (40), 3B (22)


Mike Aviles 2B (87), SS (13)
Clint Barmes 2B (88), SS (47)
Ronnie Belliard 2B (20), 3B (16), 1B (10)
Andres Blanco 2B (40), SS (16)
Reid Brignac 2B (68), SS (50)
Mike Fontenot 2B (49), 3B (19)
Alberto Gonzalez 2B (38), 3B (27), SS (16)
Cristian Guzman 2B (63), SS (20)
Jonathan Herrera 2B (57), 3B (16)
Omar Infante 2B (65), 3B (29), OF (21), SS (19)
Howie Kendrick 2B (143), 1B (15)
Adam Kennedy 2B (86), 1B (51)
Jeff Keppinger 2B (126), SS (12)
Jed Lowrie 2B (28), SS (23)
Julio Lugo 2B (59), SS (26)
John McDonald 2B (23), SS (19), 3B (19)
Augie Ojeda 2B (15), 3B (12)
Martin Prado 2B (98), 3B (43)
Sean Rodriguez 2B (92), OF (21)
Adam Rosales 2B (47), SS (14)
Skip Schumaker 2B (123), OF (17)
Ruben Tejada 2B (50), SS (28)
Ryan Theriot 2B (119), SS (29)
Matt Tolbert 2B (20), 3B (14)
Eric Young Jr. 2B (35), OF (10)


Geoff Blum SS (18), 3B (14), 1B (14)
Jamey Carroll SS (69), 2B (48), 3B (11)
Alexi Casilla SS (30), 2B (24)
Juan Castro SS (33), 3B (11)
Craig Counsell SS (42), 3B (20)
Bobby Crosby SS (22), 2B (16), 3B (10)
Jason Donald SS (47), 2B (41)
Tyler Greene SS (22), 2B (15), 3B (11)
Jerry Hairston SS (62), 2B (47), OF (12)
Paul Janish SS (62), 3B (11)
Ramon Santiago SS (85), 2B (25)
Marco Scutaro SS (132), 2B (16)
Juan Uribe SS (103), 3B (26), 2B (24)
Wilson Valdez SS (59), 2B (42)
Danny Worth SS (24), 2B (12)


Tony Abreu 3B (20), SS (15), 2B (12)
Jeff Baker 3B (33), 2B (26)
Miguel Cairo 3B (37), 1B (14)
Alberto Callaspo 3B (130), 2B (12)
Jorge Cantu 3B (81), 1B (40)
Pedro Feliz 3B (102), 1B (15)
Brendan Harris 3B (27), SS (11)
Maicer Izturis 3B (28), 2B (22)
Felipe Lopez 3B (58), 2B (24), SS (24)
Andy Marte 3B (45), 1B (32)
Melvin Mora 3B (63), 1B (25), 2B (19)
Jayson Nix 3B (56), 2B (28)
Eduardo Nunez 3B (15), SS (11)
Ramiro Pena 3B (48), SS (23)
Jhonny Peralta 3B (100), SS (46)
Placido Polanco 3B (123), 2B (12)
Nick Punto 3B (48), SS (31), 2B (12)
Kevin Russo 3B (16), OF (11)
Pablo Sandoval 3B (143), 1B (11)
Mark Teahen 3B (52), OF (10)
Miguel Tejada 3B (97), SS (58)
Omar Vizquel 3B (83), 2B (19)
Brandon Wood 3B (56), SS (22)


Jose Bautista OF (113), 3B (48)
Willie Bloomquist OF (35), 3B (11)
Bill Hall OF (65), 2B (51)
Eric Hinske OF (50), 1B (32)
Don Kelly OF (74), 1B (28), 3B (15)
Carlos Lee OF (133), 1B (20)
Adam Lind OF (16), 1B (11)
Mike McCoy OF (15), 2B (14)
Mike Morse OF (72), 1B (19)
Eric Patterson OF (65), 2B (14)
Ryan Raburn OF (91), 2B (18)
Juan Rivera OF (105), 1B (13)
Ryan Ryal OF (36), 1B (24)
Matt Tuiasosopo OF (14), 3B (12)
Delwyn Young OF (21), 2B (10)
Ben Zobrist OF (110), 2B (55), 1B (14)

  1. Terrence Mann says:

    I guess the major thing that pops out at me on the above list is that Cuddyer doesn’t have 2B eligibility going into the season. He was a nice 2B option down the stretch this year.

    That being said, I’ll definitely be referring to this list this spring.


    Thanks, Grey.

  2. Bill says:

    Thanks – can also add Mig Tejada (97 3B, 58 SS). How about a RP/SP dual eligibility as well.

  3. Al Swedgin says:

    I suppose the fact that Youkilis might not have 3B eligibility for the first week or so means he might slip a few slots in a few of the non-‘pert rec league drafts, but it’s probably not the kind of thing you can count on.

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    Excellent!. Valuable resource. Thank you.

    I’m adding position eligibility to my mock draft report.

    I believe Miguel Tejada can be added to this list. He played mostly 3b in the Al and mostly SS during his time with the Padres in 2010.

  5. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    Just want to remind that each site has it own set of rules. RCLs (Razzball Commentor Leagues) are run via ESPN:

    Before each season begins ESPN will determine the primary position of every MLB player available in the game. The criteria will primarily be the past year’s playing time.

    Positional Eligibility for Batters
    Additional positional eligibility for Batters occurs when one of the following conditions is met:

    Games played at a position during last season: 20
    Games played at a position during current season: 10”

    So, wherever a player shows fewer than 20 GP at a position for 2010, they likely will not have eligibility at the start of 2011. For example, the first player listed, Ryan Doumit, will only have eligibility at C, and not 1B (unless his primary position is designated 1B).

  6. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @simply fred: Edit Doumit reference from 1B to OF.

  7. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Terrence Mann: 2B? He only played once there.

    @Bill: Wow, great catch with Tejada. Thanks! re: RP/SP — Don’t think I’m gonna go there, but maybe.

    @Al Swedgin: Yeah, most people will know.

    @VinWins: No problem. And good catch with Tejada.

  8. Thanks for this. First tool in the 2011 draft kit! I always wind up looking for this info at some point.

  9. joe from pt pleasant says:

    Of the top of your head what do you project Raburn for this year? I am thinking he is going to have to be my 2b this year. I love the guy.

  10. Terrence Mann says:

    @Grey: You’re right. I was plugging him in at 3rd base on Zimmerman’s off days. I guess I was getting my hopes up.

  11. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Grey: It is correct that Raburn will not have 2B eligibility for ESPN and RCL???

  12. Clyde Prompto says:

    Bless you, Grey. This post will spare me from my least favorite part of draft prep.

  13. big o says:


    what are Rudy’s eligibility requirements ?

    does he have to get permission from his boss ??

  14. Eddy says:

    @simply fred:

    Not to begin the year, but isn’t he going to be the designated 2B for DET, thus giving him 10 games until he gets the eligibility? Sorry if I’m wrong, don’t follow the Tigers much.

    Thanks for this Grey! Btw, here’s my 2nd Razzball mock result. I think I did drastically better (at least in the SP department) as compared to the disaster staff in my first mock.

    C Carlos Santana R11
    1B Albert Pujols R1
    1B Gaby Sanchez R18
    2B Kelly Johnson R10
    2B Sean Rodriguez R22
    SS Elvis Andrus R7
    3B Pablo Sandoval R12
    OF Matt Holliday R2
    OF Jose Bautista R3
    OF Jayson Werth R5
    OF Torii Hunter R8
    OF Adam Jones R16
    OF Jose Tabata R17
    SP Cliff Lee R4
    SP Clayton Kershaw R6
    SP Jeremy Hellickson R13
    SP Clayton Richard R14
    SP Ervin Santana R19
    RP Neftali Feliz R9
    RP Andrew Bailey R15
    RP Matt Lindstrom R20
    RP Kevin Gregg R21


  15. Eddy says:

    Bautista is the 3B there. Panda is the CI.

  16. Eddy says:

    Wow, I love that ADP report. I was literally looking at the MDC ADPs right now and wishing there could be a razzball filter.

    Great stuff Vin

  17. GopherDay says:

    @VinWins: Thanks, that is awesome! I think Krispie’s ADP averaged out since I nabbed him so late in the first mock, and he was “nabbed” so early in the second.

  18. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    @Eddy: @GopherDay: You’re welcome. And, for those who don’t realize it, you can paste it back into a spreadsheet and sort it by whatever column you like.

  19. Scott says:

    @Grey: USA Today of all places publishes a position eligibility grid by league that will make the compilation portion of this piece easier in the future. Pretty sure it can be found by searching usa today position eligibility or something similar.

  20. Grey

    Grey says:

    @simply fred: You know the ESPN requirements…. You just quoted them above. It’s 20 games.

    @Clyde Prompto: No problem.

    @big o: Ha… Rudy’s no longer eligible, he’s married.

    @Eddy: Not crazy about your outfield or your starters after Kershaw.

  21. SwaggerJackers says:

    @VinWins: Now we need to do a few more mock drafts to start getting an even more statistically relevant ADP report. Keep up the good work!

    @Everyone: Any interest in doing an mock auction draft? That would be very helpful for me but I have no idea how to set one up.

  22. Matt Tweeters says:

    i’m not complaining and great stuff on the razzball draft breakout BUT mdc is kind of worthless right now so early on.. i did my first the other day and got carlos santana in the 15th round and brandon morrow in the 20th. there was like one guy drafting with me at the end.

    will bookmark these razz draft results.

  23. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Grey: Sorry, you had mentioned Raburn as a 2B, so I wasn’t sure if I was missing something.

    @Eddy: I thought Raburn was slotted for OF for Tigers this year, which would make his primary position OF. If MLB lists him at 2B, he will start with that [email protected]VinWins: Already had the previous spreadsheet downloaded and sorted. Thank you for a great tool! BTW: think you ran away with last night’s draft. Will be studying your moves! :-)

  24. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    @simply fred: Well, thank you. I think “ran away” would be a bit strong, but I definitely improved. Spent some time pre-ranking, which is more difficult on MDC since you can’t do it by position.

    After that 1st draft, I figured I better put in a bit of work.

  25. GopherDay says:

    We need another mock…I need to redeem myself!

  26. AJ says:

    A quick question… In leagues that require 20 games played for a guy to be eligible at a position, does this mean that Luke Scott will ONLY be eligible at DH next year?… (on draft day, at least)

  27. Grey

    Grey says:

    @AJ: In ESPN leagues, he’s a DH.

  28. Terrence Mann says:

    @VinWins: You have a team by team breakdown of the most recent mock? I wanna see this team you put together!

  29. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    OK. Here it is. Be kind.

    C John Buck
    1B Joey Votto
    1B Derrek Lee
    2B Dan Uggla
    SS Jose Reyes
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    1B,2B,3B Ty Wigginton
    OF Hunter Pence
    OF Colby Rasmus
    OF Corey Hart
    OF Shane Victorino
    OF Tyler Colvin
    OF Raul Ibanez
    SP Shaun Marcum
    SP Wandy Rodriguez
    SP Colby Lewis
    SP Clay Buchholz
    SP C.J. Wilson
    SP Tim Hudson
    SP Ted Lilly
    RP Rafael Soriano
    RP Huston Street

  30. EDUB says:

    Very useful information. Thanks Grey.

    Keerper league. I give Arod and Price for Braun and Youk? Thoughts? My other SP’s would be Felix, Ubaldo, and Liriano

  31. Grey

    Grey says:

    @VinWins: I like your team a lot. SPs are a little iffy and you basically punted closers, but nice overall.

    @EDUB: Looks good for you.

  32. BabyBatters says:

    I figured I’d post my Mock results from last night also. Thought it was pretty solid. What do you all think?

    C Matt Wieters
    1B Miguel Cabrera
    2B Ben Zobrist
    SS Jimmy Rollins
    SS Reid Brignac
    3B Kevin Youkilis
    3B Scott Rolen
    OF Jason Heyward
    OF Adam Lind
    OF Carlos Quentin
    OF Juan Pierre
    OF Drew Stubbs
    OF Austin Jackson
    SP Tim Lincecum
    SP Josh Johnson
    SP Francisco Liriano
    SP Gio Gonzalez
    SP Ricky Nolasco
    SP Brett Myers
    SP Brandon Webb
    RP Drew Storen
    RP Craig Kimbrel

  33. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    @Grey: Thank you. That was very kind.

    Yeah, I decided to wait on pitchers while picking up outfielders. I think there were 28 starters gone when I picked up my first. Looking back, I could have taken Oswalt in the 9th round.

    But, I’d be satisfied to start the year with this team. I know it will be harder in March.

  34. Cole says:

    @VinWins: I like your outfield alot, I wish I had taken a few of those guys ahead of you.

    @BabyBatters: I think you and I have the best rotations, although I probably drafted too many SPs too high and let OF go to long before filling it out. Plus I have done zero research in closers yet.

    All in all it was nice to get the mock cherry broke for the year. Post if you guys have any spots available for future ones. Thanks

  35. Cole says:

    Oh and for anyone curious here was my team

    C. Iannetta C
    P. Fielder 1B
    I. Kinsler 2B
    A. Escobar SS
    D. Wright 3B
    J. Ellsbury OF
    M. Stanton OF
    C. Lee OF
    J. Bay OF
    R. Davis OF
    I. Davis CI
    B. Roberts MI
    D. Ortiz U
    F. Hernandez P
    Y. Gallardo P
    R. Oswalt P
    J. Vasquez P
    D. Hudson P
    J. De La Rosa P
    J. Cueto P
    H. Bell RP
    E. Meek RP


  36. Terrence Mann says:

    @VinWins: That is a nice team. I would like to add to the record that I suggested last week that waiting as long as possible on SP was the way to go. Thank you for putting that into practice. I can’t believe you got the guys I took in the first and second round in the second and third round.


  37. Grey

    Grey says:

    @BabyBatters: Pierre, Stubbs and Jackson is an unusable OF. Also, agree that your SPs are too strong.

    @Cole: Rajai’s a throwaway pick with Ellsbury, but I like your team a lot. Nice offense and pitching. Though obviously your RPs are too weak.

  38. VinWins

    VinWins says:

    @Terrence Mann: Thank you. I guess I’m done. No way I can top this draft. I’m doomed to disappointment the rest of the way.

  39. Al Swedgin says:

    Is 7 SPs and 2 RPs standard?

  40. Steve says:

    @Al Swedgin: It’s usually 9 x P, regardless of type.

  41. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Grey et al: Should I accept the trade offer of his Reyes for my Andrus & Gallardo? This is a 12 team H2H dynasty league. I’m already stacked with SP1s (Lincecum, Lee, Verlander, & Liriano) some of which end up getting benched occasionally for 2 start pitchers; whereas my SS is in there every week. Just not sure that Reyes is that much of an upgrade over Andrus. As always the feedback is appreciated.

  42. Cole says:

    @Grey: Thanks for the feedback, man. I probably would flip Ellsbury for Power (as Kanye would) before chucking Raji …like Dunn or Paulie K. Happy Holidays!

    @Bill Lumbergh: If your MI is trash I’d look elsewhere for a throw in before giving up Andrus.

  43. Bill Lumbergh says:

    @Grey: Thanks Grey! Just hit the “reject” button on that offer.

    @Cole: Thanks for the input Cole, but no MI position in this league. All the more reason to decline.

  44. GopherDay says:

    Lindstrom traded to the Rockies. That means Lyon is in sole possession of the Astros’ closing gig. Aka, time to stop drafting Lindstrom in our mocks!

  45. Kevin says:

    Pos Name
    C Geovany Soto
    1B Adrian Gonzalez
    2B Chase Utley
    SS Ian Desmond
    3B Mark Reynolds
    MI Danny Espinosa
    CI Logan Morrison
    OF Nelson Cruz
    OF Adam Dunn
    OF Delmon Young
    OF Nick Swisher
    OF Dexter Fowler
    Util Omar Infante
    SP Jon Lester
    SP Zack Greinke
    SP Jonathan Sanchez
    SP Jaime Garcia
    SP Edwin Jackson
    RP Brian Wilson
    RP Ryan Franklin
    RP Joel Hanrahan

    Let me know what you think Grey

  46. Steve says:

    By the time y’all read this, it likely will be Christmas Day where I am, so be sure to have a safe and happy one whenever it rolls around to you.

  47. Grey

    Grey says:

    @GopherDay: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Howard: Nice!

    @Kevin: You’re light on speed and average but you could (mock) recover from those. Overall I like your team.

    @Steve: Merry Christmas!

  48. AL KOHOLIC says:

    @Grey: merry Christmas to all

  49. charlie batch says:

    amazing post. thanks a lot grey.

  50. JoeC says:

    It wouldn’t be that difficult to write a program that would ingest a baseball statistics feed into a database and then create a web-based app that would spit out a list of players who had multiple position eligibility.

    The main problem would be getting the feed. I assume Major League Baseball does this (if they’re smart)? Of course, you’d probably have to pay, but that is life in a capitalistic world!

  51. JoeC says:

    @Terrence Mann
    Yes, I believe that waiting on SP (and, by extension, RP) is the proper fantasy baseball strategy. I always resign myself to never having one of the “super aces” come draft time because I always wait until *at least* the 5th round before taking an SP.

    It’s simply too easy to stream legitimate SPs during the season by picking them up off the wire. It’s not nearly as easy to do that with hitters, who are much streakier. Usually, by the time you notice and pick a hot hitter up off the wire, he’s cooled down and gone back to his usual suck.

    For me, it worked out last year, as I picked up Kershaw in the 6th and Ubaldo in the 7th in my main league. No doubt I won’t be that lucky again this year, but I think the key is to nail down your offensive categories by taking stud hitters while everyone else is creaming their pants over the latest ace du jour.

  52. big o says:


    you have the correct approach , but ,
    the sentiment , around here , is that you should wait until
    the 10th – 12th rounds , before drafting any pitchers .

  53. GopherDay says:

    @big o: Wait until the 10th-12th round for the first pitcher?? I generally like to have at least one or two semi-ace pitchers before the double digit rounds. (Kershaw, Gallardo, Ubaldo, etc.) I generally don’t go after any pitchers til around round 6. Depending on who I have, grab one or two, then wait a while.

  54. @big o: waiting until 10-12 is pretty hardcore. personally i think i’ve narrowed it down to: first take 7 or 8 hitters, then a run of pitchers starting in 8 or 9 until 12 or 13, then just whoever’s good.

    basically take true stud hitters until none are left. at that point, the remaining pitchers are much studlier than the remaining hitters. by definition! so take them until THAT cream’s gone. then the usual late-round gold-panning. (do people even know what gold panning is any more? they still talk about that up in middle school? i’m old.)

    people still act like picks in rounds 8-12 are these precious, precious jewels, but if you look back at last year’s draft results, a lot of junk goes there. people reaching for mediocre middle infielders, your bartletts and asdrubals and figginses. i’m actually looking back at my last year’s draft here… berkman… denard span… okay, uggla, that worked… but yeah, i’m happy to just take closers there.

  55. Grey

    Grey says:

    @charlie batch: No problem, have a good one!

    @JoeC: Hey, if you can do it, I’m all ears but I’m pretty computer stupid.

    @big o: That’s not my sentiment. 10-12 is too late.

  56. Kevin says:

    @Grey Yeah I know but I figured you can always just look for it later… just looking to see how decent a roster I could build. Thanks for the input good sir

  57. barker says:

    R1 P11 2B Robinson Cano, NYY
    R2 P2 1B Mark Teixeira, NYY
    R3 P11 OF Justin Upton, ARI [RF]
    R4 P2 OF Andrew McCutchen, PIT [CF]
    R5 P11 OF Curtis Granderson, NYY [CF]
    R6 P2 3B Adrian Beltre, FA
    R7 P11 SP Jered Weaver, ANA
    R8 P2 SP Matt Cain, SF
    R9 P11 SP John Danks, CHW
    R10 P2 3B Aramis Ramirez, CHC
    R11 P11 SS Alexei Ramirez, CHW
    R12 P2 C Michael Napoli, ANA [1B]
    R13 P11 SP Ricky Romero, TOR
    R14 P2 2B Howie Kendrick, ANA
    R15 P11 RP Jonathan Broxton, LA
    R16 P2 1B Adam LaRoche, FA
    R17 P11 RP John Axford, MIL
    R18 P2 OF Carlos Beltran, NYM [CF]
    R19 P11 RP Leo Nunez, FLA
    R20 P2 OF Nyjer Morgan, WAS [CF]
    R21 P11 RP Koji Uehara, BAL
    R22 P2 SP Jake Peavy, CHW

    well this is my draft from the other day — everyone else posted their’s so i figured why not see what the grand master has to say

    prolly took napoli too high but dont think it is too bad def wont be takinga C that high in a real draft

    was going off the cuff hopefully i can get it straightened out by march

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!! to all

  58. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Kevin: No problem.

    @barker: I thought the beginning said RIP Robinson Cano. Anyhoo, you a Yankee fan? I like your first 10 picks except for 6 and 9. Not crazy about LaRoche, Peavy’s a throwaway pick and you don’t have enough SPs. Team’s not bad though. I like the offense for the most part.

  59. barker says:

    no im a met fan was gonna go crawford instead of tex which prolly would have meant lester instead of grandy but my comp crapped out and with that situation i would not of taken danks also i was looking oswalt there but he went a couple picks before me

  60. Terrence Mann says:

    I’m with big o as of right now. I could be nudged down the road but hitting is so thin everywhere except 1B and starting pitching seems to be super deep. I took Cain in the 6th and Oswalt in the 9th in the first Razz mock. I love Cain and consider him the equal of pitchers that will be taken before him in just about every draft. But OF in particular gets thin real quick.

    Joe C, like you I got Kershaw and Ubaldo at those exact same spots last year. I doubt I’ll find a starter in the 10th that will perform where they did, but I think the starters in the late rounds aren’t much of a dropoff from guys taken early. I’m talking Hudson, Gio, Chacin, Kuroda and a few more that seem to be available late.

  61. i don’t really get why you guys all keep saying OF is so thin. it doesn’t seem thin to me. i mean, thin compared to what? catcher? third base? DH? what else is there? there’s 1B, of course, but even there, once you run through the top 8 or 10 guys you come face to face with the dispiriting derrek lees and adam laroches pretty quick. i realize you need three or four outfielders, but still. there’s a bunch of random OFs i like than you can get pretty late. they won’t all work out, of course, but enough of them ought to.

    of course people are acting like getting andres torres as your fourth OF is some kind of calamity when i love that dude, so maybe that explains it

  62. Grey

    Grey says:

    @wily mo: I play with 5 OFs. Then throw in a UTIL guy and a potential OF bench guy and pickins get slim quickly.

  63. @Grey: five is a lot. still, there’s always david dejesus

  64. JoeC says:

    It’s certainly possible, Grey. But I would need to know what feed you use, if any.

    Basically, where do you get your informacion (ole!) from?

    Also, my main league uses 5 outfielders as well and there’s 13 teams, so yeah, outfield gets thin pretty quick.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:

    @JoeC: Hmm… Not sure what you mean by feed so I guess I don’t use one. re: OF — Yup.

  66. JoeC says:

    Heh, being in the computer world, I forget sometimes that not everybody knows this stuff. It’s okay, I can’t say “Chevroret”!

    A feed is just a stream of information that you would get from a provider site, such as This feed would be in a particular, documented format and would contain information on baseball players and their associated statistics.

    You would take this feed and map its format into your database and insert all the player information (aka “consuming” the feed). Then you’d have to write the logic that would extract the information that you want from the database (such as multi-position eligibilty for all players that qualify) and display it in the format that you choose (in your case, in HTML).

    But what I was saying was A) I don’t know who provides this kind of service. I would think MLB would, but I don’t know for sure if they do. And B) you would have to pay for the feed, but I don’t know how much they charge for this stuff.

    So how *do* you get your information? I’m assuming you use some manual, 18th-century approach? Do you use a quill to record the stats on your parchment forthwith? :p

  67. Grey

    Grey says:

    @JoeC: See, I can’t say variety. Always trips me up. I’m embarrassed to say I went through every player and listed where they play. There’s gotta be an easier way. Gotta!

  68. Eddy says:

    ***Making a Christmas Razzball Mock at 8 pm EST today on MDC***

  69. Steve says:

    @Grey: Razzball – made with care, by hand.
    Hope you’re having a great day.

  70. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Thanks, you too!

  71. GopherDay says:

    @Eddy: Joined…May drop out depending on the Christmas schedule.

    Merry Christmas Razzball community!

  72. Eddy says:


    Hopefully you and I aren’t the only ones!

  73. Steve says:

    @Steve: Are you wearing a sweater with reindeer on it?

  74. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Rather than asking yourself, why not just look in the mirror? Emoticon.

  75. Steve says:

    @Grey: Heh.

  76. big o says:


    so , “consuming the feed” has nothing to do with sushi ?

  77. royce! says:

    How is it that no one is discussing Hawpe signing with the Padres?!!! Merry Christmas San Diego!

    Haha, just joking…bummer that Padres signings are most relevant to people who participate in a fantasy Razzball league. Hawpe seems like he could provide serious (reverse) value at 1B.

    Anyhoo, happy holidays to all.

  78. Steve says:

    @royce!: Already got all the excitement I can handle.

    Can I take Kemp at #26 in a 16 team mock?

  79. tHe sHiT says:

    @Grey: @ All: Merry Christmas!

  80. big o says:


    i’ll give you 2 good reasons why you can’t take kemp @ 26 .

    # 1 …. you have pick # 27 .

  81. big o says:


    steve is recovering from “unfriendly” fire ,
    as the guy who actually had the 26th pick sniped kemp .

    am liking kemp to turn it around this year , but am concerned about
    the climate , out in LA , with that whole divorce thing .

    is #25/26 about as early as you would go with kemp , considering
    the risk/reward ?
    any earlier and he’s getting lumped in with howard-fielder-holiday .
    would you take him before any of those guys ?

  82. Grey

    Grey says:

    @big o: I’d draft Kemp at the end of the first round.

  83. Steve says:

    @Grey: Scooped! Went J-Up instead.

  84. Eddy says:

    ***3rd official Razzball Mock is online at MDC***

    It is set for Wednesday at 8pm EST.

    Password is sagnof.

  85. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: That’s not a bad fall back option.

  86. Eddy says:

    Just did a 15 person 5×5 mock with a few ‘perts. Unfortunately I came in a 4 rounds late, so McCann was on my team by then. Though I can’t complain about Wright, Lincecum, and Lester.

    Pos Name Team Pick
    C Brian McCann ATL R3
    C Chris Iannetta COL R20
    1B Justin Smoak SEA R16
    1B Logan Morrison FLA R17
    2B Aaron Hill TOR R9
    SS Alcides Escobar KC R14
    SS Cliff Pennington OAK R21
    3B David Wright NYM R1
    3B Mark Reynolds BAL R7
    OF Jay Bruce CIN R5
    OF Colby Rasmus STL R6
    OF Carlos Quentin CHW R12
    OF Desmond Jennings TB R18
    OF Brennan Boesch DET R23
    SP Tim Lincecum SF R2
    SP Jon Lester BOS R4
    SP Shaun Marcum MIL R8
    SP Brandon Morrow TOR R11
    SP Clayton Richard SD R15
    RP Francisco Cordero CIN R10
    RP Ryan Franklin STL R13
    RP Leo Nunez FLA R19
    RP Evan Meek PIT R22

    What do you think?

  87. big o says:


    wow !

    that’s going to be one interesting list .

  88. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Eddy: I like your team. Pitching’s real nice. Couple of holes on offense. Like your 1st base and corner slot. Outfield’s not bad though.

    @big o: Not sure what list you mean. On a different note, snow sucks. Why am I not in LA?

  89. big o says:


    the top 50 list , for starters (<= not SP's) .

    are you out here on the east coast ?

    the wind is freakin' whipping up to 50 mph in some spots .
    north and west of here (ct) they're projectin up to 2 feet of snow ,
    by tomorrow .
    over here , on the coast , only 5-6" , so far .

    if you're in jersey , you're screwed .

  90. Grey

    Grey says:

    @big o: Yeah, I’m over here. It’s a mess. Think we’re supposed to get 2 feet too.

  91. Eddy says:


    Thanks, good to hear ya like the team.

    Quick question, i was debating with my friend on the topic of position eligibility. I’m under the assumption that if a player DID NOT play 20 games or start 10 at a position the previous season, he won’t retain eligibility in the position he don’t play.

    i.e: Casey McGhee had 2B/3B in 2010 because of 2009. Yet in 2010 he spent 6 games away from 3B (at 1B and DH for inter league play I’m assuming). This means he’d lose 2B no? McGhee doesn’t have 2B in MDC.

    On the other hand, would this same rule strip Adam Dunn of OF eligibility (which he currently has in MDC) for 2011 and leave him with only 1B/DH? He didn’t spend a single game in the OF in 2010.

  92. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Eddy: You’re right. Each site is different. Yahoo is ten games the previous year and ESPN and CBS are 20 games.

  93. big o says:


    webb to the rangers .
    that should be interesting .

  94. Terrence Mann says:

    I’m in the mock. Get Rich or Ty Tyron

  95. Eddy says:


    Ah ok that clears things up. Thanks Grey.

  96. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Eddy: There are exceptions. ESPN sets the primary position themselves. So, for example, even though Youkilis only played 2 games at third last year, if Boston designates Adrian at first and Youk at third to start the season, ESPN MAY (likely will?) assign Youk 3B as primary and 1B additional (based on games played there last year).

  97. Tom says:

    Hey Grey,
    Thanks a lot for doing this work for us. I know you said 10 games was your requirement but Yahoo’s rules in the past have said 5 starts at a position gives that player eligibility for that year. Any idea if that carries over to the next year?

  98. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Tom: Ten games isn’t my requirement. It’s Yahoo’s.

  99. Tom says:


    I was wondering if you remembered from the past if Yahoo awards position eligibility to those that have started 5 or more games but played less than 10 at a certain position. I’m sure there are very few cases of this but I was just curious.

  100. Brian says:

    Other than Youkilis moving to third and Prado going to the outfield, who else is moving positions this year that doesn’t show up on their initial position eligibility in Yahoo leagues?

  101. Tom says:

    Berkman should get OF early on for STL. Michael Young could get 1B, 2B, or SS eventually for TEX but it may take a while. Figgins could get 3b.

  102. KEVIN says:

    How does this work? Does ESPN require only ten games the prior season to be eligible in the next, or is that only an in-season prereq.? It looks like Lind is only DH eligible in my league, though he played 16 games in the OF last year. Just curious as I can keep him as a last round keeper, but have little interest in keeping him at UT all year. Not sure if you still will see this given how old the article is, but whatever….

    Thanks, Grey.


  103. KEVIN says:

    Nevermind… I found the answer in the comments… 20 games, huh? That sucks…

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