Look at position eligibility like this, you have a toolbox filled with different positions, and you need a certain position for a certain hole in your lineup, or a screw for a certain hole to secure a latch. If you use the wrong screw, then the latch will be loose and you’ll need to translate Swedish to English to figure out how this cabinet’s door stays on the hinges, when it’s clearly not flush no matter how many times you unscrew it and re-screw it back in. What is wrong with this stupid screw, and now it’s stripped?! Oh, c’mon! Then the screw gets middle infield eligibility, but the cabinet’s directions were used as a coaster, and the coffee stain is covering the exact part I need! Or maybe that’s just me.
So, the 2023 fantasy baseball rankings are almost entirely on our Patreon, free of charge plus ten dollars. I’ll be releasing the rankings to the non-payers in roughly three weeks from Monday. In the meantime, let’s look at the players who have multiple position eligibility for this upcoming 2023 fantasy baseball season. I did this list of multi-position eligible players because I figured it would help for your 2023 fantasy baseball drafts. I’m a giver, snitches! Happy Holidays! Seriously, be safe and well out there and don’t get run over by any Christmas sleighs. or non-denominational sleighs. They’re the worst!
With a lot of help from VinWins (he procured all the games played data), 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. If they simply played 10 games at multiple positions (and not started them), they’re also included. So this should cover Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, et al (not the Israeli airline). Yahoo kinda makes its own rules each year, so this is non-binding. Players with multiple position eligibility are listed once alphabetically under their primary position. Games played 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. Be well, be safe. Anyway, here’s all the players with multiple position eligibility for the 2023 fantasy baseball season and the positions they are eligible at:
Christian Bethancourt C (49), 1B (37)
Zack Collins C (13), 1B (9)
Aramis Garcia C (41), 1B (5)
Yasmani Grandal C (71), 1B (5)
Eric Haase C (84), OF (11)
Caleb Hamilton C (11), 1B (6)
Sam Huff C (29), 1B (6)
Andrew Knizner C (90), 1B (5)
MJ Melendez C (78), OF (38)
Matt Thaiss C (14), 1B (11)
Christian Vazquez C (108), 1B (9)
Luis Arraez 1B (65), 2B (41), 3B (7)
Seth Brown 1B (84), OF (77)
Harold Castro 1B (50), 3B (25), SS (19), 2B (14)
Michael Chavis 1B (107), 2B (14), 3B (9)
Franchy Cordero 1B (53), OF (39)
Bobby Dalbec 1B (89), 3B (24)
Hunter Dozier 1B (42), OF (40), 3B (27)
Ty France 1B (127), 3B (6)
P.J. Higgins 1B (38), C (34)
Keston Hiura 1B (33), 2B (14), OF (5)
David MacKinnon 1B (12), 3B (5)
Trey Mancini 1B (39), OF (31)
Joey Meneses 1B (40), OF (24)
Owen Miller 1B (80), 2B (25)
Jose Miranda 1B (77), 3B (34)
Colin Moran 1B (25), 3B (14)
Josh Naylor 1B (88), OF (5)
Ryan O’Hearn 1B (13), OF (13)
Nick Pratto 1B (43), OF (8)
Harold Ramirez 1B (32), OF (29)
Darin Ruf 1B (45), OF (37)
Donovan Solano 1B (26), 3B (16), 2B (7)
Hanser Alberto 2B (37), 3B (20), SS (5)
Jonathan Aranda 2B (13), 1B (11), 3B (6)
Orlando Arcia 2B (50), OF (6)
Christian Arroyo 2B (4), OF (17), SS (14), 3B (10), 1B (9)
Jon Berti 2B (47), 3B (37), OF (19), SS (10)
Cavan Biggio 2B (49), 1B (33), OF (9)
David Bote 2B (18), 3B (16), 1B (6)
Jonah Bride 2B (32), 3B (21), 1B (5)
Vidal Brujan 2B (31), OF (21), SS (5)
Rodolfo Castro 2B (32), 3B (24), SS (19)
Yu Chang 2B (43), 1B (9), SS (16), 3B (7)
Jake Cronenworth 2B (147), 1B (20), SS (9)
Tommy Edman 2B (89), SS (80), 3B (8)
Santiago Espinal 2B (120), 3B (11), SS (11)
Thairo Estrada 2B (102), SS (37), OF (19)
David Fletcher 2B (45), SS (36)
Wilmer Flores 2B (61), 1B (45), 3B (34)
Adam Frazier 2B (124), OF (38)
Leury Garcia 2B (47), OF (23), SS (19), 3B (6)
Andres Gimenez 2B (125), SS (18)
Luis Guillorme 2B (67), 3B (22), SS (15)
Jake Hager 2B (16), 3B (7)
Josh Harrison 2B (90), 3B (23)
Cesar Hernandez 2B (126), OF (10), 3B (9)
Tony Kemp 2B (89), OF (65)
Charles Leblanc 2B (26), 3B (13), 1B (8)
Alejo Lopez 2B (33), 3B (8), OF (6)
Nicky Lopez 2B (68), SS (52), 3B (30)
Gavin Lux 2B (102), OF (28), SS (9)
Jack Mayfield 2B (11), 3B (8), OF (6)
Jeff McNeil 2B (106), OF (47)
Whit Merrifield 2B (83), OF (62)
Yairo Munoz 2B (14), 3B (8)
Kevin Newman 2B (42), SS (33)
Chris Owings 2B (11), SS (8)
Hoy Park 2B (11), 3B (6)
Jorge Polanco 2B (97), SS (6)
Luis Rengifo 2B (99), 3B (39), SS (19), OF (5)
Matt Reynolds 2B (36), SS (23), OF (15), 3B (14), 1B (13)
Marcus Semien 2B (148), SS (17)
Andrelton Simmons 2B (18), SS (18)
Abraham Toro 2B (55), 3B (31)
Gleyber Torres 2B (124), SS (6)
Josh VanMeter 2B (39), 1B (21)
Terrin Vavra 2B (15), OF (12)
Jonathan Villar 2B (29), 3B (28)
Tyler Wade 2B (31), SS (19), OF (14), 3B (12)
Donovan Walton 2B (14), SS (12)
CJ Abrams SS (75), 2B (13)
Nick Allen SS (60), 2B (43)
Johan Camargo SS (26), 3B (13), 2B (9), 1B (5)
Diego Castillo SS (32), 2B (28), OF (22), 1B (7)
Kyle Farmer SS (98), 3B (36)
Luis Garcia SS (59), 2B (33), Rocky (3)
Ha-Seong Kim SS (131), 3B (24)
Ryan Kreidler SS (13), 3B (13)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS (138), 3B (6)
Danny Mendick SS (22), 2B (6)
Jermaine Palacios SS (14), 2B (12)
Geraldo Perdomo SS (140), 3B (6)
Miguel Rojas SS (136), 1B (10)
Amed Rosario SS (140), OF (6)
Edmundo Sosa SS (42), 3B (22)
Bryson Stott SS (83), 2B (47)
Dee Strange-Gordon SS (13), OF (7)
Alan Trejo SS (20), 2B (13)
Taylor Walls SS (92), 2B (35), 3B (25)
Bobby Witt Jr. SS (98), 3B (55)
Ehire Adrianza 3B (19), OF (9), 2B (8)
Sergio Alcantara 3B (41),SS (28), 2B (25)
Brian Anderson 3B (48), OF (44)
Willians Astudillo 3B (10), 2B (8)
Alec Bohm 3B (135), 1B (10)
Kody Clemens 3B (17), 1B (13), 2B (9), OF (9)
Ernie Clement 3B (30), 2B (15), OF (12), 1B (5)
Charlie Culberson 3B (25), OF (12), 2B (11)
J.D. Davis 3B (30), 1B (18)
Yandy Diaz 3B (102), 1B (17)
Brandon Drury 3B (67), 1B (30), 2B (27)
Matt Duffy 3B (42), 1B (21), 2B (17)
Ezequiel Duran 3B (51), 2B (9)
Tyler Freeman 3B (11), SS (7)
Phil Gosselin 3B (17), 2B (10)
Andy Ibanez 3B (25), 1B (6)
Gunnar Henderson 3B (24), SS (7)
DJ LeMahieu 3B (47), 2B (41), 1B (35)
Zach McKinstry 3B (22), 2B (21), SS (10)
Ryan McMahon 3B (145), 2B (10)
Elehuris Montero 3B (23), 1B (16)
Mike Moustakas 3B (25), 1B (24)
Max Muncy 3B (84), 2B (31)
Sheldon Neuse 3B (44), 2B (23), 1B (13)
Tyler Nevin 3B (44), 1B (8)
Isaac Paredes 3B (50), 2B (43), 1B (29)
Jace Peterson 3B (86), OF (14), 1B (5)
Emmanuel Rivera 3B (86), 1B (5)
Jose Rojas 3B (12), OF (7)
Josh Rojas 3B (90), 2B (26)
Josh Smith 3B (36), OF (24), SS (6)
Kevin Smith 3B (39), SS (10)
Spencer Steer 3B (14), 1B (9), 2B (5)
Luis Urias 3B (73), 2B (46), SS (24)
Ramon Urias 3B (98), 2B (21), SS (8)
Ildemaro Vargas 3B (43), SS (15)
David Villar 3B (27), 1B (11), 2B (6)
Joey Wendle 3B (43), SS (34), 2B (33)
Luke Williams 3B (31), OF (26), 2B (14)
Patrick Wisdom 3B (105), 1B (18), OF (14)
Mookie Betts OF (136), 2B (7)
Matt Carpenter OF (15), 1B (5)
Willi Castro OF (80), 2B (16), SS (16), 3B (6)
Aledmys Diaz OF (29), 2B (22), SS (18), 3B (10, 1B (6)
Brendan Donovan OF (39), 2B (38), 3B (31), 1B (16), SS (7)
Mauricio Dubon OF (67), SS (21), 2B (17)
Nate Eaton OF (30), 3B (15)
Ben Gamel OF (86), 1B (5)
Marwin Gonzalez OF (36), SS (20), 1B (14), 3B (12)
Nick Gordon OF (95), 2B (36), SS (17)
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF (105), 1B (8)
Garrett Hampson OF (36), SS (32), 2B (10), 3B (7)
Enrique Hernandez OF (80), 2B (11), SS (10)
Cooper Hummel OF (23), C (18)
Connor Joe OF (64), 1B (24)
Alex Kirilloff OF (28), 1B (18)
Bligh Madris OF (25), 1B (9)
Tucupita Marcano OF (30), 2B (23)
Nick Maton OF (20), 2B (10)
Billy McKinney OF (14), 1B (7)
Brad Miller OF (29), 3B (27)
Dylan Moore OF (61), SS (26), 2B (12), 1B (8)
Christopher Morel OF (58), 2B (33), 3B (18), SS (13)
Wil Myers OF (52), 1B (25)
Chad Pinder OF (91), 3B (9)
Gavin Sheets OF (88), 1B (13)
Pavin Smith OF (43), 1B (10)
Chris Taylor OF (95), 2B (22)
Michael Toglia OF (17), 1B (15)
Daulton Varsho OF (114), C (31)
Andrew Vaughn OF (84), 1B (23)
Matt Vierling OF (106), 3B (5)
LaMonte Wade Jr. OF (45), 1B (22)
Juan Yepez OF (40), 1B (15), 3B (6)
Luis Garcia is
Well, that Luis Garcia is
30 teamer way to early for baseball stuff starting up. roto dynasty (it’s 5 months of that, then 1 month h2h playoffs done with similar amounts or near it to real life making playoffs). 6×6 with OPS/holds added to regular 5×5 stuff.
130 mil total active roster budget, 40 max minor slots (150/50 season for hitters/pitchers), 6 yearly slow draft rounds, anybody obtained in draft minor elig’s contracts don’t start till you call them up and they go over 150/50 (league min contract of .400 million) in season anybody obtained from waivers (weekly waivers, reverse standings except for week 1 which is random order) has a that year only contract and is league min contract also.
also 3 tags per year, 1 franchise (pay real life money), 1 restricted (others have a week to bid, prior owner can match or let go and get better draft picks depending on amount bid, anything over 12 mil per year gets at least 1st rounder supplemental pick, over 15 per year 1st + 2nd round supplementals, all the way down to 3 mil and under per gets a 5th)
already on roster (end of season noted indicates term):
(CI) (2): j.turner 16.1 (23)
(-): kirilloff .4 (24)
(MI) (2): r.castro .4 (CI, 25)
(-): i.paredes .4 (CI, 24)
(OF) (3): adell .4 (24)
(-): fraley .4 (24)
(-): k.calhoun 8.7 (23)
(util) (1): e.rosario 14.67 (24, it costs half the money to cut at half per year if cut, so 7.335 to cut rosario each of this and next year, he was bid up to that and matched since FA pool is so bad often last year at this time)
(BN, 8, 26 max active): trammell .4 (24), e.rios .4 (24)
SP (want at least 5, if not 6, start 3 with 3 RP and 3 P):
(-): c.hernandez .4 (probably more likely RP, 24)
(-): b.bello .4 (25, cannot be put into minors)
RP: (6): w.crowe .4 (24)
prospects likely to have some use in 2023 (not listing the near 40 here):
(-) hitters (all of these .4 till end of 26: l.butler, padlo, d.ellis, k.smith (once taken out of minors slot has to stay up, and only till end of 25), vientos, a.pages, e.delacruz (maybe not likely), n.gonz, d.cozens, g.whitley
(-) pitchers: f.kilome, j.bowlan, c.morris (CLE), j.soriano, c.rodriguez (LAA)
options for tags with franchise prices (real life prices):
(hitters): b.drury (8.5 per)
(pitchers): t.anderson (13 per year), pablop (arb, so whatever he gets in arb, which i’m guessing is lower than 13 per), b.hughes/bradish/SAMPSON! (pre arb, so .4 per each), d.german (arb but seems to be LR guy now), d.bednar (pre arb, and with those saves numbers probably more than hughes/bradish/SAMPSON!, hilarious that saves aren’t clearly a skills stat yet agents try to use them as such, whereas LI (leverage index) would clearly work)
i got 43.07 (33%) of budget tied up with owned players on this year contracts already prior to tagging anybody. i’d guess the tags are pab lop (restricted, he’ll probably only be bid up to reasonable price), b.drury (i really don’t believe whatever he had going on last year but what better options do i have, franchise), then somebody else at either restricted or franchised (t.anderson or bednar or b.hughes maybe).
Lopez restricted, Drury franchise, Bednar franchise
yeah closers are often ridiculously expensive here, i spent something in the 9-11 range in bidding last year, guys that were thought to be as good as him can get into like 18-20 or so, which i ain’t paying. or you get the cheat code like waivering b.hughes but that button only appears every so often. thanks.
sorry, i meant bednar that was the winning bid (but only putting 1 year deals on RP’s is fine with me almost always)
Yeah, makes sense, No problem
drury’s an odd duck, as i actually had him back when he was on his many years rookie deal, then waivered early in the year last year. he was utterly awful for nearly that entire rookie contract, a lot of teams i’m sure would’ve str cut him during it.
Grey! Thanks for all the indepth writing this year, as always. Merry Christmas to you and the entire Razzball family.
Wishing you the best for 2023!
Merry Christmas, Jolt! Best to you and yours!
Kimbrel to Phillies.. , 25 cheap saves
That sounds awful, ha
strong rumor has Toronto in agrrement to trade Gabriel Moreno and Lourdes Gurriel Jr to Arizona for Daulton Varsho…., yikes, Varsho’s price in NFBC is inside top 40.., this might put him in late second round….
It’s moving him up? Why? He’ll bat at bottom of the lineup now
One reason the blue Jays are doing this trade, aside from their logjam at C, it’s their lineup being too right handed heavy.., maybe they hit Varsho 2nd and followed by Bo and Vlad Jr, or 5th to split Vlad and Chapman…, we’ll see, the chance at a 30/15 season from a C elegible guy is too enticing, similar to what’s going on with top closers, ridiculous
Pretty interesting deal. I’m happy as a Varsho owner even if lower in lineup. He will probably get just as many ABs with that lineup, and definitely more RISP.
it’s prolly a push on value…I don’t think he is worse off at all…Maybe a bit better on counting stats, definitely on ribbies
Hopefully he’s vaccinated…
Ha, think that restriction got lifted
Yeah, I guess it’s possible but a better lineup also means a guy has more pressure and if he doesn’t perform, he gets platooned out more
what do you think this means for Loudes? seems D-backs are loaded on OF now. They also have kyle lewis at DH.
Lourdes hit like 5 homers in 450 ABs, he’s have to be crazy cheap for a flyer this year
Wow. Varsho to Tor. He ain’t catching there. He’s a pretty good OF. Tiedmann was the grab for AZ.
I guess they didn’t get tiedmann. That’s better for Toronto to keep him.
Yeah, but he had catcher elgib. anyway for this year…Prolly can get 10+ games too when Kirk is rested
It will help their OF defense. Jansen is still there too i think. I thought they were trying to move him.
Happy Holidays Grey, you good old sumabitch!
No questions yet for my keeper leagues ( I do like A.Kirk and Nathaniel “Don’t call me Nate” Lowe over Verdugo and Moncada (Moncan’tda) this year in the AL only),
BUT- wanted to wish you and the Razzballers a Happy Holidays, and thank you for all the fantasy advice, insight, and laughs this past year. Looking forward to the tradition that is January Grey in the new year.
And, in a year we lost the awesome Shock G, wanted to say “You Ain’t Heard Nutin’ This Funky”!
Hahaha, happy holidays! Appreciate you!
How will Michael Conforto possibly pass the Giants physical?
Ha, I know, right? Correa can’t pass physical but Conforto can? Okay
Maybe the guy they used for Haniger will evaluate Conforto.
I’m a little surprised the players association isn’t making a stink out of it since Correa took less money. Also, Boras represents Conforto. I guess he has to do right by his client but why would he think the Giants will be ok with Conforto’s physical when they weren’t with Correa’s. You’d think there would be some trust issues
HA, just such a joke…Players association was even like, “Giants want that for 13 YEARS? They need to rethink that”
a. Half way through the catchers’ section, I go to myself why not have $ / FPTs and current team (and last year’s team)? Then I go to myself as an exercise for your lame brain, find out yourself. I did as an exercise and am grateful for the brain exercise. Thanks.
b. This list is great on so many levels.
1 Prep for 2023
2 Finding out who sucked despite the extra PT at other positions, hence prep for 2023
c. All the best and season’s greetings. Stay warm and healthy.
d. George Carlin quote of the day for December 23, 2022
‘There are some words you can say part of the time. Talking about an ass kicking, ass is a word that’s hardly even a curse word anymore, but it still is in a little way. I mean, most of the time, ass is all right. On television you can say well, you’ve made a perfect ass of yourself tonight. But you can’t say, you half-ass. Only perfect ass is allowed. You can use ass in the religious sense, if you happen to be the Redeemer riding into town on one, perfectly all right. But don’t get off and say, you know, the donkey hurt my ass. Sometimes, that’s the way it is. Bitch, another word, another animal word, too, bitch. Bitch is all right on television if you happen to be the lady from the San Diego Zoo who brought a bunch of little canines up to Johnny Carson. This one’s a bitch. That’s cool. Don’t refer to the singer that way. Is that bitch gonna do another number? Animals are fine on TV, it’s all right. I’d like to tell a story about a cock and a pussy and a beaver and a bitch and an ass. Get him out of here. Get him out of here. Get him out.’
GEORGE CARLIN AT USC (1977)
Ha, thanks! Hope it comes in handy…All the best, happy holidays!
It might be a good idea to have current teams/status up to date before publishing. Just a sensible thought.
Yes HA Come on man!
Haha, where is the lie
I never believed that Fantasy Pros BS draft analysis until now.
Congrats on the #1 A+ rating, Grimey, it’s just a matter of time until you collect your $1500.
a whole lot of those either don’t have a team or could easily have an entirely different team come regular draft/season time, it’d be more confusing if something posted early december had that stuff. would defeat it’s purpose, like a snake eating it’s own tail since it sure looked tasty.
sorry, late december, point’s the same though.
Heard it here first…, Cleveland is getting Trevor Bauer, to go along with Deshaun Watson and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame…..
Honestly, wouldn’t shock me
I think he’d be a great Giant. His behavior is pretty normal in SF. I lived there several years and people perform sadomasochistic acts in public for others. He’d fit in south of Market. He could be grandmarshal of some kind of kink festival or something like that.
I figured no way he didn’t sneak in some alphabetical errors just to keep me on my toes. My efforts were not in vain as I did find a couple. Thank you.
Haha, did I? Hmm, keep you on your toes, I guess…I didn’t mean to, sigh
haha. 1 is a simple mistake – Arc ahead of Ara; but Connor Joe is well out of position.
Hmm…Not sure what happened with Connor Joe…My guess is I was singing Connor-Eyed and sorted him by E
hahaha. Sure, that sort of thing happens all the time.
Thoughts on Trevor Bauer’s ‘23 baseball-wise?
He hasn’t pitched in so long, that he was a benefactor of Spider Tack, and had that huge year bc of that…So I’m likely avoiding…Have to see where he signs