On Dancer!  On Prancer!  On–Oh, I didn’t hear you come in.  Welcome, reader!  Grab some egg nog and brandy it up to the fire.  You look festive.  I love that Rudolph tongue ring.  That’s the great thing about Christmas, no matter what your interpretation is, it’s all about commercialism.  That’s unless you light the Munenori Kawasaki. The 2019 fantasy baseball rankings are not far away.  Right now, January Grey is throwing darts at a board to figure out where to rank Matt Davidson, the hitter vs. Matt Davidson, the pitcher.  Two can play this game, Shohei!   In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2019 fantasy baseball season.  I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2019 fantasy baseball drafts.  I’m a giver, snitches!  Happy Holidays!  I only listed players that have multiple position eligibility of five games or more started outside of their primary position.  Not four games at a position, not three, definitely not two.  Five games started.  If they played eight games somewhere but only started one, they are not listed.  5, the Road Runner of numbers.  So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline).  Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position.  Games started are in parenthesis.  This is the only time a year I do anything alphabetically, so I might’ve confused some letters.  Is G or H first?  Who knows, and, better yet, who cares!  Wow, someone’s got the Grinchies, must be the spiked egg nog talking.  Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2019 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:

CATCHERS

Willians Astudillo C (14), 3B (5)
Austin Barnes C (53), 2B (6)
Tucker Barnhart C (113), 1B (6)
Victor Caratini C (31), 1B (9)
Russell Martin C (71), 3B (16)
Buster Posey C (88), 1B (13)
J.T. Realmuto C (111), 1B (8)
Blake Swihart C (16), OF (11), 1B (5)

FIRST BASEMEN

Matt Adams 1B (56), OF (12)
Jake Bauers 1B (69), OF (16)
Cody Bellinger 1B (85), OF (50)
Brandon Belt 1B (97), OF (6)
Matt Carpenter 1B (62), 3B (74), 2B (11)
Matt Davidson 1B (41), 3B (12)
Ian Desmond 1B (131), OF (15)
Yandy Diaz 1B (6), 3B (5)
Brandon Dixon 1B (11), OF (5)
Hunter Dozier 1B (50), 3B (35)
Wilmer Flores 1B (73), 2B (6), 3B (9)
Aramis Garcia 1B (10), C (7)
Yuli Gurriel 1B (99), 3B (13), 2B (11)
John Hicks 1B (56), C (20)
Jefry Marte 1B (43), 3B (8)
Jose Martinez 1B (84), OF (42)
Ryan McMahon 1B (21), 3B (8), 2B (8)
Brad Miller 1B (34), 2B (15), SS (5)
Max Muncy 1B (58), 3B (30), 2B (13)
Jose Osuna 1B (11), 3B (6), OF (5)
Steve Pearce 1B (25), OF (9)
Mark Reynolds 1B (36), 3B (7)
Ryan Rua OF (34), 1B (5)
Carlos Santana 1B (141), 3B (16)
Dominic Smith 1B (22), OF (10)
Pat Valaika 1B (11), 2B (10)
Neil Walker 1B (34), 2B (27), 3B (17), OF (12)

2ND BASEMEN

Christian Arroyo 2B (8), 3B (7)
Javier Baez 2B (75), SS (52), 3B (18)
Alex Blandino 2B (10), 3B (10), SS (6)
Asdrubal Cabrera 2B (91), SS (25), 3B (12)
Robinson Cano 2B (65), 1B (10)
Daniel Descalso 2B (48), 3B (28), 1B (5)
Wilmer Difo 2B (84), 3B (16)
David Fletcher 2B (43), 3B (24)
Logan Forsythe 2B (86), 3B (10)
Adam Frazier 2B (47), OF (19)
Greg Garcia 2B (16), SS (13), 3B (5)
Erik Gonzalez 2B (15), 3B (7), SS (5)
Niko Goodrum 2B (59), 1B (22), OF (17), SS (10), 3B (9)
Dee Gordon 2B (76), OF (50), SS (7)
Garrett Hampson 2B (5), SS (5)
Alen Hanson 2B (31), OF (16), SS (12), 3B (6)
Dilson Herrera 2B (8), OF (7)
Brock Holt 2B (49), SS (19), OF (7)
Howie Kendrick 2B (32), OF (5)
Jason Kipnis 2B (129), OF (14)
Brandon Lowe 2B (24), OF (12)
Jed Lowrie 2B (133), 3B (14)
Ketel Marte 2B (105), SS (27)
Whit Merrifield 2B (107), OF (35), 1B (5)
Daniel Murphy 2B (68), 1B (10)
Eduardo Nunez 2B (70), 3B (41)
Hernan Perez 2B (25), OF (15), 3B (11), SS (15)
Jose Pirela 2B (70), OF (31)
Daniel Robertson 2B (35), SS (25), 3B (14)
Sean Rodriguez 2B (13), OF (12), SS (11)
Jonathan Schoop 2B (102), SS (11)
Cory Spangenberg 2B (30), 3B (29), OF (5)
Kelby Tomlinson 2B (18), 3B (11), SS (8)
Gleyber Torres 2B (104), SS (15)
Ronald Torreyes 2B (14), SS (5), 3B (5)
Jonathan Villar 2B (100), SS (18)
Joey Wendle 2B (85), 3B (17), OF (13), SS (7)

SHORTSTOPS

Willy Adames SS (72), 2B (8)
Ehire Adrianza SS (60), 3B (26)
Tim Beckham SS (46), 3B (40)
J.P. Crawford SS (27), 3B (9)
Aledmys Diaz SS (90), 3B (30)
Alcides Escobar SS (104), 3B (27)
Freddy Galvis SS (157), 2B (5)
Lourdes Gurriel SS (40), 2B (22)
Scott Kingery SS (101), 3B (8), OF (5)
Manny Machado SS (145), 3B (16)
Adalberto Mondesi SS (58), 2B (11)
Yairo Munoz SS (34), 2B (23), OF (9), 3B (6)
Kevin Newman SS (19), 2B (5)
Jurickson Profar SS (61), 3B (46), 1B (20), 2B (9)
Ronny Rodriguez SS (19), 2B (13), 3B (8), 1B (7)
Miguel Rojas SS (78), 1B (5), 3B (34), 2B (8)
Andrew Romine SS (10), 2B (10)
Chris Taylor SS (73), OF (50), 2B (5)
Richard Urena SS (15), 2B (11)

3RD BASEMEN

Alex Bregman 3B (133), SS (23)
Kris Bryant 3B (79), OF (18)
Johan Camargo 3B (105), SS (15)
Kaleb Cowart 3B (12), 2B (12)
Zack Cozart 3B (32), 2B (15), SS (11)
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B (11), 1B (9)
J.D. Davis 3B (14), 1B (8)
Brandon Drury 3B (13), 2B (5)
Eduardo Escobar 3B (124), SS (20)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B (38), C (35), 2B (19)
David Freese 3B (42), 1B (23)
Jedd Gyorko 3B (71), 2B (14)
Tommy La Stella 3B (12), 2B (10)
Deven Marrero 3B (39), 2B (6)
Jose Ramirez 3B (137), 2B (16)
Jose Reyes 3B (21), SS (19), 2B (8)
Yadiel Rivera 3B (14), SS (8)
Jose Rondon 3B (8), SS (6)
Yolmer Sanchez 3B (139), 2B (8)
Pablo Sandoval 3B (29), 1B (20)
Miguel Sano 3B (53), 1B (10)
Travis Shaw 3B (99), 2B (36)
Yangervis Solarte 3B (79), 2B (26), SS (5)

OUTFIELDERS

Brian Anderson OF (89), 3B (64)
Jose Bautista OF (62), 3B (17)
Ryan Braun OF (85), 1B (12)
Jay Bruce OF (62), 1B (20)
Mark Canha OF (89), 1B (9)
Charlie Culberson OF (23), 3B (17), SS (15), 2B (8)
Nicky Delmonico OF (76), 1B (6)
Derek Dietrich OF (84), 1B (29)
Adam Duvall OF (86), 1B (5)
Joey Gallo OF (100), 1B (32)
Marwin Gonzalez OF (65), SS (29), 1B (21), 2B (19)
Ian Happ OF (88), 3B (12)
Enrique Hernandez OF (56), 2B (22), SS (17), 1B (7)
Rosell Herrera OF (39), 2B (17), 3B (5)
Rhys Hoskins OF (135), 1B (12)
Trey Mancini OF (87), 1B (40)
Wil Myers OF (39), 3B (36)
Chris Owings OF (46), 3B (9), 2B (8)
Jace Peterson OF (23), 3B (19), 2B (13)
Chad Pinder OF (56), 2B (13)
Drew Robinson OF (21), 2B (8)
Austin Slater OF (33), 1B (18)
Eric Thames OF (31), 1B (27)
Ben Zobrist OF (62), 2B (42)

  1. Dill says:
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    Happy Christmas !
    Thanks for all the sleeper post and looking forward to January Grey.
    Altuve or Harper in dynasty ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy Christmas! I’d go Harper

  2. Dan Silver says:
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    Merry Christmas Grey! Question for you – for my final two keeper spots in an .OPS league, I have the following options – (my first 5 keepers are Rizzo, Story, Benintendi, Scherzer, G. Cole and there are two Utility spots in the league so none of mine taken yet)

    Muncy for $6 (would be three year deal starting this year)
    Aguilar for $6 (would be three year deal starting this year)
    Brantley for $6 (would be a three year deal starting this year)
    E. Rosario for $18 (would be a three year deal starting this year)
    Cruz for $16 (final year of a contract, if I don’t keep him I have to eat the money or trade him)
    Match on Carrasco (he’s a free agent, will probably be around $30/year for three years)

    Thanks for your thoughts!!

    • Dan says:
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      @Dan Silver: Grey, did you see my question here? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Dan, I didn’t see it… Merry Christmas to you too! Aguilar for sure, then it’s tough, I like Muncy, but three years is long time to commit… Rosario is safer, but more expensive, obviously… Then Cruz, which you’re paying for anyway, prolly just go for him, since you already have him under contract… Not an easy call tho

      • Dan says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • bigbear says:
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      @Dan Silver: Aguilar and Cruz.

  3. DonnieB says:
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    Merry Christmas Grey…hope yours was a nice one. Would you take Domingo over Palka in the 14th round of a 15 team NFBC? Thanks

    • Grey

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      Happy holidays, DonnieB! I’d take Domingo

  4. Grady’s friend says:
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    Happy Boxing Day Grey!! Hope you and the Cougs got the help some nice gifts. Enjoy the day-

    AL only keep forever w IP as a category- need to take one: Eovaldi, Carlos Godzilla vs Rodon or Marco Gonzalez?

    No Rizzo at 2nd- bummer man-

    • Grey

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      You too, Grady’s friend! Tough call on the SPs, I’d go Eovaldi

      • Grey

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        They’re close tho — the SPs

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Looking forward to January Grey rankings time….

    Keeper question as I’m Getting into offseason trading

    15 team keep 11 obp and qs league

    C.
    1b
    2b Gleybar
    3b Vlad, Devers
    Ss
    Lf Jiminez
    Cf
    Rf Springer
    U – Othani (bat only)
    SP
    RP

    Bats: Smoak, Senzel, Buxton, Markakis, Schebler, Meadows, BAnderson, Adell

    Arms: Urias, Sheffield, Bundy, Luzardo, Will Smith
    Team TJ: McCullers and Kopech

    1. My first 6 are shown, who would you kepbas last 5?
    2. Got offered Sixto Sanchez and Soroka for my McCullers- not sure I’d this even matters for keepers
    3. Have a great holiday break!

    • Grey

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      1. Meadows, Senzel, Urias, Adell, Sheffield — bunch of coin flips here
      2. I’d take Soroka, I guess, but, yeah, I don’t know how much this matters
      3. Thanks! You too!

  6. bigbear says:
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    Congrats to me for pulling out the fake football championship! Well done… Barely made the playoffs, played football’s equivalent to a fake Catcher (the old RB in the TE spot), and walked the long march to victory.

    What are the chances of Ryan McMahon getting starter ABs this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Congrats! No way on McMahon, not without multiple injuries to other guys

  7. Adam says:
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    Curious your thoughts on keeping a position value prospect vs overall value? Specifically between Victor Robles and Fransicso Mejia. While Robles is higher rated Mejia is a catcher and they are diamonds in the rough when they hit. (Even though in most cases catchers develop later than most prospects)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles all day over Mejia… Position scarcity is a myth…

  8. Yes!
    Thank you for this Grey and Happy Holidays!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…you too!

  9. Kingman says:
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    Certain of these listed players are listed elsewhere having played differing number of games at positions, notably at r-world. Comment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such as? I’ve listed Games Started, are you sure you’re not seeing Games Played elsewhere?

  10. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:
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    Trying to understand eligibility for FANTRAX. Do they use ESPN’s?
    Example, Marwin Gonzalez. ESPN lists him with 32 games played at 2B. ESPN’s rules establish eligibility via games played…regardless of games started.
    So, you have him with 19 games at 2B, presumably as games started.
    According to your listing he would not qualify at 2B.
    So, again, does FANTRAX apply ESPN rules?
    Which is it for FANTRAX, will he, or won’t he qualify at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a question for Fantrax

      • Simply Fred

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        @Grey: Guess I don’t understand the value of this post. Seemed like your point was to help people prepare for drafts. Given Razz currently runs it’s fantasy teams via Fantrax, seems like you would be giving clear direction on position availability so that we could draft appropriately.
        Again, doesn’t seem like the post gives valuable info…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ok

          • Simply Fred

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            @Grey: If one signs up for a mock draft in fantrax, the position eligibility is listed next to the player’s name. (Gonzalez does qualify for 2B…didn’t qualify for 2B given your list.)
            Sorry, to give you trouble. This is one of the more nebulous miriads of issues. You are the King!

            • Grey

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              I don’t understand what you’re quibbling about…. Marwin is listed as a 2B on this list, games started are in parenthesis, what is the confusion?

              • Simply Fred

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                @Grey: Eric Gonzalez is listed at 2B. Marwin is listed with outfielders. You show 2B(19) as the last of Marwin’s positions. I think you were indicating his 19 games STARTED. Fantrax (ESPN, etc.) recognize his games PLAYED at 32, which give him eligibility (the 19 would not?).

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Games started are in parenthesis

              • Simply Fred

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                @Grey: I really did not set out to quibble. Since I have not used fantrax before, I was trying to figure out how they dealt with position eligibility. Since Razz leagues were run on fantrax last year, I thought you would be up on it. When you listed the 19 instead of the 32, I was confused.
                I have ‘joined’ fantrax and am trying to familiarize myself.
                Really, the problem was my lack of knowledge of the workings of fantrax.

                • Grey

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                  Gotcha, no worries

  11. Shaune Beatty says:
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    I just finished a three-peat. I tended to have a solid base but my FAAB bids often pulled me through. I also picked up some guys at the trade deadline. Out league allows us to draft/trade for a player and we then get three years of control before we must trade him or lose him to draft. Obviously, the contracts of most studs are moved.

    Due to these league rules, I will need to move Arenado, Machado and Kluber this offseason. It’ll be my goal to get a stud back through some trading. Even if I need to add another player in a 2-for-1 deal.

    I know I am rich…. I want to stay rich in talent too. I can KEEP 12!
    1) Who are my 12?
    2) Who are you perhaps down on and I should trade high? Thinking Thor?
    3) Where do fellas like Aguillar and Muncy fall?
    3) I am not keen on moving players such as Nola, Buehler and Vlad.

    Tough decisions all around, so I expect you can see my concern.

    Batting Cats: H OBP HR RBI R SB

    Jesús Aguilar *
    Nolan Arenado *****
    Charlie Blackmon **
    Shin-soo Choo *
    Freddie Freeman *
    Marwin González *
    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. *
    César Hernández *
    Rhys Hoskins **
    Manny Machado *****
    Max Muncy *
    Giancarlo Stanton *
    Gary Sánchez **
    Mike Trout *

    Pitching Cats: IP W SV K ERA WHIP
    Jake Arrieta *
    Trevor Bauer *
    Walker Buehler *
    Luis Castillo *
    Patrick Corbin *
    Jeremy Jeffress *
    Corey Kluber *****
    Charlie Morton *
    Aaron Nola **
    Roberto Osuna *
    José Quintana *
    Robbie Ray **
    Noah Syndergaard *
    Blake Treinen *

    • Grey

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      Yeah, I can understand the problem… You have a ton of decent guys… 1. Blackmon, Freeman, Vlad, Hoskins, Giancarlo, Gary, Trout, Bauer, Buehler, Corbin, Nola, then whoever you trade for

      2. Yup, Thor, Blackmon, everyone else you’re not keeping

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