2020 Multi-Positional Players

Players who play multiple positions are being valued more and more every year. The act-first nature of FAAB has made the flexibility very useful. If you can find room for the best free agents every week by shifting players around the lineup to ensure you’re cutting your worst (or perceived worst since there’s obviously some guesswork with it), you’re adding value. There is no real consensus on how much extra value to give players with multiple positions so it’s more art than science. At the very least, I’d use it as a tiebreaker, favoring the guy with another position or two.

Let’s take a look at the guys with multiple positions heading into 2020. The industry standard is 20 games so we’ll start with that, but I’ll do this with 10+ games and list the games played at each position so you can see exactly where they qualify and apply your league rules. I’m going to go position-by-position using their primary as the starting point. I really don’t believe you should ever use a catcher at a different position so I’m not listing those.

Even one of the very best – Yasmani Grandal – isn’t enhanced by his 1B eligibility. His 632 PA last year was his first time over 513. He might still get his “off” days from behind the dish at 1B or DH with the White Sox, but they have locked in guys at each position with Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion so there are no guarantees.






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Luis Arraez has 17 at 3rd, not at SS. Only 8 at SS – you had me excited for a second there.


tbh in 2020 3rd base is probably better eligibility than ss