On Dancer!  On Prancer!  On Comet!  On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader!  Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire.  The 2012 fantasy baseball rankings are not far away.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to place Matt Joyce.  Exciting!  In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2012 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 2012 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 you actually got a (C)Hanuk(k)ah present this year, 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 2012 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:


Joe Mauer C (52), 1B (18)
Mike Napoli C (61), 1B (35)
Carlos Santana C (95), 1B (66)


Jeff Baker 1B (19), 2B (18), 3B (11), OF (11)
Jorge Cantu 1B (26), 3B (10)
Mike Carp 1B (34), OF (28)
Chris Davis 1B (31), 3B (26)
Aubrey Huff 1B (120), OF (16)
Conor Jackson 1B (53), OF (52)
Adam Kennedy 1B (36), 2B (34), 3B (27)
Mitch Moreland 1B (99), OF (34)
Michael Morse 1B (85), OF (55)
Daniel Murphy 1B (52), 3B (28), 2B (24)
Xavier Nady 1B (52), OF (10)
Steve Pearce 1B (16), OF (10)
Mark Trumbo 1B (149), OF (11)


Robert Andino 2B (94), SS (30), 3B (22)
Jamey Carroll 2B (81), SS (66)
Alexi Casilla 2B (56), SS (36)
Craig Counsell 2B (25), SS (23), 3B (14)
Brian Dinkelman 2B (11), OF (10)
Jason Donald 2B (19), SS (16)
Matt Downs 2B (27), 3B (19), 1B (13)
Tyler Greene 2B (25), SS (20), OF (10)
Alberto Gonzalez 2B (41), SS (30), 3B (21)
Jonathan Herrera 2B (62), SS (21)
Luke Hughes 2B (37), 1B (36), 3B (13)
Maicer Izturis 2B (49), 3B (37), SS (16)
Howie Kendrick 2B (108), OF (23), 1B (17)
DJ LeMahieu 2B (15), 3B (11)
Aaron Miles 2B (72), 3B (61)
Chris Nelson 2B (29), 3B (24)
Ramon Santiago 2B (75), SS (27)
Skip Schumaker 2B (95), OF (40)
Ruben Tejada 2B (55), SS (41)
Matt Tolbert 2B (36), SS (31)
Justin Turner 2B (78), 3B (36)
Wilson Valdez 2B (45), SS (25), 3B (24)
Jack Wilson 2B (45), SS (13)
Danny Worth 2B (15), 3B (13)
Ben Zobrist 2B (131), OF (38)


Emilio Bonifacio SS (67), OF (60), 3B (36)
Willie Bloomquist SS (59), OF (25)
Chase D’Arnaud SS (29), 3B (12)
Mike Fontenot SS (37), 2B (23)
Jed Lowrie SS (49), 3B (33)
Mike McCoy SS (26), OF (20), 3B (16), 2B (10)
Donnie Murphy SS (18), 3B (15)
Eduardo Nunez SS (50), 3B (40), 2B (16)
Trevor Plouffe SS (45), 2B (17), OF (13)
Luis Rodriguez SS (23), 3B (11)
Sean Rodriguez SS (60), 2B (48), 3B (30)
Angel Sanchez SS (46), 2B (19), 3B (10)
Justin Sellers SS (19), 2B (12)
Eric Sogard SS (14), 3B (10)
Ryan Theriot SS (91), 2B (35)


Mike Aviles 3B (46), 2B (27), SS (14)
Miguel Cairo 3B (58), 2B (13)
Alex Cora 3B (31), SS (16)
Daniel Descalso 3B (117), 2B (18), SS (13)
Mark DeRosa 3B (16), 1B (10)
Edwin Encarnacion 3B (36), 1B (25)
Logan Forsythe 3B (26), 2B (23)
Jerry Hairston Jr. 3B (49), OF (42), 2B (30)
Jose Lopez 3B (39), 2B (20)
Michael Martinez 3B (26), 2B (19), OF (14), SS (13)
Mark Reynolds 3B (114), 1B (44)
Ryan Roberts 3B (107), 2B (28)
Kyle Seager 3B (42), SS (10)
Scott Sizemore 3B (91), 2B (18)
Mark Teahen 3B (32), 1B (18), OF (15)
Miguel Tejada 3B (44), SS (42)
Juan Uribe (59), 2B (18)
Omar Vizquel 3B (29), 2B (16)
Ty Wigginton 3B (68), 1B (36), OF (27)
Josh Wilson 3B (13), SS (11), 2B (10)
Brandon Wood 3B (61), SS (19)
Michael Young 3B (40), 1B (36), 2B (14)


Jose Bautista OF (116), 3B (25)
Brandon Belt OF (32), 1B (31)
Lance Berkman OF (126), 1B (21)
Brian Bixler OF (34), 3B (14)
Kyle Blanks OF (37), 1B (13)
Michael Cuddyer OF (77), 1B (46), 2B (17)
Blake DeWitt OF (23), 2B (18), 3B (14)
Lucas Duda OF (46), 1B (43)
Willie Harris OF (44), 2B (10)
Eric Hinske OF (46), 1B (13)
Garrett Jones OF (90), 1B (34)
Don Kelly OF (58), 3B (45), 1B (15)
Mark Kotsay OF (54), 1B (11)
Carlos Lee OF (80), 1B (79)
Brent Lillibridge OF (59), 1B (22)
John Mayberry OF (61), 1B (18)
Eric Patterson OF (16), 2B (10)
Martin Prado OF (100), 3B (41)
Ryan Raburn OF (72), 2B (56)
Juan Rivera OF (73), 1B (38)
Luke Scott OF (45), 1B (12)
Nick Swisher OF (141), 1B (11)

  1. chata says:

    you must love us .

    (i had no idea that DJ LeMahieu had dual eligibility) .

  2. Mike Stark says:

    So will Gio benefit more from moving to NL than he loses from moving out of Oakland? Does Peacock’s move to Oakland earn him a spot on more of your teams?

  3. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:

    Figured i’d breakdown the breakdown that grey just provided with a name or 2 that sticks out to me for each position:

    (C) Carlos Santana – his potential with Catcher eligibility is a must-own. Makes me wanna break my Carlton Fisk pez dispenser.

    (1B) TrumBONE – This kid really got the raw end of the stick (that’s what she said…). If he gets his 500 AB’s, he’ll have 1b, OF, and 3b eligibility. now that’s whatsup.

    (1B) Mike Carp – Kind of a sleeper pick this year of mine. Word is he’ll be starting in Left Field this year, you have to LOVE his numbers in limited at bats last year. I do have concerns about his average tho.

    (2B) – Chris Nelson – 9th overall pick in 2004, love the kids potential. Check out his minor league #’s (there has to be some injuries there that caused his AB’s to drop). Steal this kid at the end of your draft like this guy stole Kenny Williams (White Sox GM) lobster http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/9002390-418/man-breaks-into-kenny-williams-downtown-home-defrosts-lobster.html.

    (SS) – Eduardo Nunez – 24 yr old on one of the most prolific offenses in the game. I’m holding out that the yankees trade him somewhere that shows him love like Khloe does Odom. Full time at bats he has the possibility to steal around 40 (not bad for a middle infidel).

    (3B) – nothin here really grabs me. To be honest i’d be happy if i didn’t have any of those players on my team except for Michael Young (and i’m not the biggest fan of him either).

    (OF) – not gonna go with the obvious Joey Bats or other big names here. – John Mayberry Jr. – the signing of Lance Nix shouldn’t complicate things (if the world had common sense). this kid has potential, he doesn’t really stick out in any of the 5 categories, but he’s better than average in almost all of them. He actually reminds me of the RF’er for the phils (Hunter Pence). Good numbers across the board. Grab him, cheap.

    And that’s all i got for know. I ‘m prayin’ to the old gods that Bailey gets traded to the Sawx and gets me 50+ saves. hahaha. Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to all the RazzBall staff and all you razzballers out here. Truly thankful I stumbled across this gem.

  4. Pochucker says:

    Ah someday the entire fantasy community will wake up to the fact that there are nine positions on the diamond and incorporate specififc of pos into their leagues.

    Brings drafting and managing your roster to whole new level. Anyone who I know that have tried it love it.

  5. Wake Up says:

    @Pochucker: Does the Util play in the OF as the 4th, like softball? Just Josh Joshing…we do CF which makes it more interesting since you can’t have 3 corner bashers.

  6. Wake Up says:

    I didn’t realize Mike McCoy played any 3B. Also, didn’t realize there was anyone in MLB named Mike McCoy. Twice as likely that he goes by Mic?

    May your Black Candle burn bright.

  7. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chata: You know it!

    @Mike Stark: I liked Peacock towards the end of last year, and Gio’s a solid #2, the move to the NL doesn’t hurt that.

    @The Talented Mr. Dope Man: Nice breakdown! re: Mayberry — Will have a lot to do with Howard’s health, could be the first baseman for a while, but I imagine he’ll be on and off waivers a lot next year. re: Nelson — Interesting name if the Rockies weren’t so committed to filling their infield with vets. Have a great holiday!

    @Pochucker: Makes the outfield a lot more difficult, that’s for sure.

    @Wake Up: Ha…The most surprising thing to me on this list was how many games Vizquel played.

  8. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    ESPN rules require: “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 (The eligibility will take place on the 11th day, even if no game is played that day).”

    (Occasionally, they will asign eligibility with fewer if they determine it to be a player’s primary position.) So, a lot of this guys will NOT have eligibility (10 to 19 GP) in RCL leagues.

  9. Sean says:

    @The Talented Mr. Dope Man: Nelson’s best numbers have been obtained in the PCL, which I’m informed is like hitting with an alumin(i)um bat on the moon. I think playing time for next year is questionable too, if he’s not an above-average bat, because he’s not an above-average glove. As a last-round dual-eligibility lottery ticket, why not? But it’s not a pick I’d be enthusiastic about.

  10. Grey

    Grey says:

    @The Miracles: Ah, yes, the random player with eligibility that makes no sense. I’m sure someone will emerge like that this year.

  11. chata says:


    and on the flip side of the coin , jesus montero may never have
    any eligibility whatsoever .

    is it possible that he could become baseball’s 1st career DH ?
    it’s been a long while , but i’m assuming that even edgar once
    qualified for a position , under the rules for fantasy baseball .
    is this correct ?

  12. Terrence Mann says:

    Probably the sneakiest play going into the season will be Bonifacio at SS. You know there’s no way in hell Boneface will get any play at short this year and Ozzie will be sending him every chance he gets. Probably will be a steal (hehe) coming off the board after guys like Andrus…..

  13. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @chata: Edgar’s early years spent with several over 100 GP at 3B.

  14. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Terrence Mann: Bonifacio currently ADP 213 at MDC.

  15. Terrence Mann says:

    @simply fred: That’s what I’m talking about! He’ll go up to 150 by the spring based on this blog, alone.

  16. chata says:

    @simply fred:

    for me , one of the attractions for huston street is that , from the outset ,
    he was groomed to be a closer .
    nothing more . nothing less .

    am wondering if we are now seeing this with the DH “position” .

  17. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @chata: Your thoughts caught my attention right off. Made me look up Cust and Wily Mo. I was told that NL is going to the DH within the next couple years. Makes even more sense that this could happen. If so, we would need a slot just for DH’ers (so that they don’t tie up the UT position). :-)

  18. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Just watched Moneyball this morning. Aaron Sorkin is an extremely talented writer… of fiction. The story he made up for The Social Network was pretty good, and so is the story he made up for this movie.

  19. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Terrence Mann: 150 a little high for me just for speed. But, the eligibility might make him worth it…?

  20. charlie batch says:

    damn, no one plays SP and 2B?!?

  21. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chata: Possible, hoping he gets at least 10 games started at catcher in season.

    @Awesomus Maximus: Agreed, but Lewis glossed over their pitching aces too. What did you think about as a pier of fiction? I was surprising less than entertained.

  22. NV Chris says:

    Grey, this may be a dumb question. I’m keeping Cargo and planning on drafting Tulo. CBS H2H weekly points league. Tulo usually goes for a few more bucks than any hitter other than Pujols.

    I’ve been racking my (small) brain to figure out if there’s any advantage to having two studs from the same team. The points from those two do come in bunches, but should I bid on Tulo, or save a few bucks and draft someone like Miggy?

  23. mic says:

    @Pochucker: My keeper league just went to LF, CF, RF this season, should be a lot of fun…

  24. Grey

    Grey says:

    @NV Chris: Save a few bucks and take Miggy.

  25. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @Grey: With Reyes leading off, what impact (if any) would that have on Bonifacio’s ops to steal?

  26. Grey

    Grey says:

    @simply fred: Guillen will run everyone, I’m not worried about it.

  27. chata says:

    @NV Chris:

    “… if there’s any advantage to having two studs from the same team.”
    that’s how i’ve gotten hooked on watching the d-backs’ games .
    Last year , i had 3 on my fantasy team …and not one of them was j-up .
    i’m a life-long A’s fan , but when i switch over , after watching the east
    coast games , i invariably watch gracie announcing the dbacks rather than watch the A’s play.
    guess i’m just a whore .
    which , i suppose , is no advantage .

    @simply fred:

    of course , i’m smarter than any real-life manager …. probably since
    connie mack …. so , i’m still hoping that the marlin’s eventually get it right
    and bat bonifacio 1st , rather than 9th .
    if 9th , i suspect he’ll get about 60 less AB’s .

  28. chata says:

    @chata: @simply fred:

    the yankees tried this same crap with gardner .
    if they get it right this year , little bret could get a real boost in his
    fantasy value by from benefiting and additional 100+ AB’s .
    or , so it seems .

  29. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @chata: Just can’t see paying for steals. Drafted Crisp #194 last year and he returned 49 SB (even though on the shelf from time to time).

  30. Simply Fred

    simply fred says:

    @chata: Gardner currently #82 at MDC (and NO guarantee Yanks will ‘get it right’–batting him at/near the top). Cust Kayin.

  31. chata says:

    @simply fred:

    granderson put up an astronomical 136 runs scored , last year .
    15 more than his nearest rival (kinsler) .
    with bret at the top of the order , that number could take a hit , if for
    no other reason .

  32. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @Grey: I liked the dialogue between Pitt and Hill and Hoffman a lot, and I thought there was some good human drama… there was also a lot of Beane working out, driving around, and flunking out of baseball, which all was pretty uninteresting and had a loose tie to the central story at best.

  33. Wake Up says:

    Montero was only 21 and not that good of a catcher yet and his bat is too good to be a long term catcher.

    Grandy’s 41 HR’s didn’t hurt his runs scored either.

  34. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    Happy Festivus, everyone. You’re lucky I’m not in the mood for The Airing of Grievances. Consider it a Festivus miracle.

  35. Schmohawks Bob says:

    Happy Holidays Grey. And everybody else at Razzball.

    Xmas is an important holiday to me. It’s means FBB is just around the corner. Love the off-season updates in the meantime.

    Peace on Earth.

  36. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Awesomus Maximus: Yeah, I could see what you’re saying. They were trying to make it a human drama. On a side note, that song the daughter sang was so catchy.

    @Awesomus Maximus: To you and yours too!

    @Schmohawks Bob: Happy holidays!

  37. Grey

    Grey says:

    @VinWins: Wow, that’s the holiday spirit!

  38. Kevin says:

    Hilarious intro. Thank you for all the laughs this year.

  39. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Kevin: Thanks for the kind words! Happy holidays!

  40. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:

    @Wake Up: Grey and Rudy would have to do the Feats of Strength, as they’re already co-heads of the home.

  41. Steve says:

    Merry Christmas everyone. My dash is almost done here (just finished the dishes), but y’all make sure you have a great day.

    And what Bob said. We need more of that.

  42. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Awesomus Maximus: Oh, yeah, I know it now. After the movie, I downloaded it, listened to it for three hours straight and now I never want to hear it again. It sounds like your daughter could karaoke it.

    @Steve: Thanks! Hope you had a good holiday…

  43. Wake Up says:

    For the rest of us!

  44. Terrence Mann says:

    Merry Christmas, snitches.

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:

    Merry Christmas to all,eggnog for all

  46. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Wake Up: Festivus!

    @Terrance Mann: Back at cha!

    @AL KOHOLIC: Merry Christmas!

  47. Steve says:

    @Grey: *Had* a good holiday?

    I’m on vacay til January 16th (emoticon)

  48. TheNewGuy says:

    Merry Christmas all!

    Seeing as it’s not technically Xmas day here anymore I won’t feel bad about asking a fantasy question ha. Looking at some guys who could make the jump to ‘acedom’ next year and so provide value which we all crave. Who do you think is the most likely out’ve these bunch: Latos, Romero, Gallardo, Grienke.

    Enjoy the holidays and take your time to respond Grey! Thanks for all your work this year.

  49. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Ah… Very nice. So what you got planned for the vacay? Water parks? Beaches? Maxing/relaxing?

    @TheNewGuy: Latos, Romero, Gallardo and Greinke are already aces. Thanks! Hope you had a good one!

  50. Steve says:

    @Grey: Google Waiheke Island. 35 minute ferry ride from the city. Great beaches, vineyards, laid-back vibe etc. Should be real nice.

  51. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Looks gorgeous. You went there last year too, didn’t you?

  52. Pabs says:

    @Mike Stark: Gio is gonna dominate in the NL

  53. Slappy says:


    I think I already know the wretched answer, but can you name a worthy RP eligible to slot in at SP? Holds are in play. Thanks.

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