What Will Multi-Positional Eligibility Look Like in 2021?

With an abbreviated season in 2020, many leagues will have different benchmarks for positional eligibility in 2021. For instance, I am already in four different leagues that will use different games played benchmarks for position eligibility in 2021.

Most site will have a set amount. For instance, we already now NFBC is using a seven games played benchmark for their eligibility. Yahoo has previously used a five game benchmark and may decide to keep it that way. However, some leagues I am in have changed it from the tradition 20 to 10 or eight games played and I know there will be traditional leagues out there that decide that 20 games will continue to be their eligibility benchmark for 2021.

To make it a bit easier to identify the players with multi-positional eligibility, I created a spreadsheet to track every player with multi-positional eligibility for every benchmark that I have seen being played so far in early draft season (20, 10, 8, 7, and 5 games played.) I also created a separate spreadsheet for UT only players across each format. I hope this is useful for those of you playing in multiple league with different rules.

Multi-Positional Eligibility for 2021
20 Games 10 Games 8 Games 7 Games 5 Games NFBC ADP
Cody Bellinger OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 14.13
DJ LeMahieu 2B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 27.06
JT Realmuto C C C C C, 1B 38.13
Whit Merrifield OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 43.81
Cavan Biggio 2B 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 56.88
Brandon Lowe 2B 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 73.56
Dominic Smith 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 90.44
Max Muncy 1B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 102.38
Jeff McNeil OF 2B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 102.56
Alec Bohm 3B 3B 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 107.56
Dylan Moore OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 113.56
Jonathan Villar 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 129.31
Mike Moustakas 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 135.13
Ryan Mountcastle OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 142.38
Tommy Edman 3B, OF 3B, SS, OF 2B, 3B, SS, OF 2B, 3B, SS, OF 2B, 3B, SS, OF 143.63
Yasmani Grandal C C C C C, 1B 149.06
Jake Cronenworth 2B 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 159.44
Nick Solak OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 177.63
Dalton Varsho OF C, OF C, OF C, OF C, OF 201.06
Jean Segura 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 201.69
J.D. Davis 3B 3B 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 206.81
Jurickson Profar OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 212.69
David Fletcher SS 2B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 221.88
Andres Gimenez SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 228.56
Hunter Dozier 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 234.75
Jeimer Candelcario 1B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 237.5
Chris Taylor SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 239.94
Jon Berti 2B 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 242.44
Willi Castro SS SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 244.25
Ryan McMahon 2B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 261.31
Garrett Hampson 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, SS, OF 264.81
Tommy La Stella 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 295.94
Wilmer Flores UT 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 305.5
Joey Wendle 2B, 3B 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 319.25
Mauricio Dubon OF OF 2B, SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 2B, SS, OF 325.94
Scott Kingery 2B 2B 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 326.19
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B 3B, SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 330.19
Ty France UT 2B 2B 2B 1B, 2B, 3B 338.56
Edwin Rios 3B 3B 3B 3B 1B, 3B 366
Michael Chavis 1B 1B 1B, 2B, OF 1B, 2B, OF 1B, 2B, OF 394.31
Hanser Alberto 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, 3B 402.69
Luis Urias 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 419.38
Jazz Chisholm 2B 2B 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 423.88
Josh Naylor OF OF OF OF 1B, OF 431.13
Mike Brosseau 1B 1B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 438.19
Niko Goodrum SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 447.5
Miguel Andujar OF OF OF OF 3B, OF 457.13
Travis Shaw 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 461.81
Josh Fuentes 1B 1B 1B 1B 1B, 3B 468.38
Nico Hoerner 2B 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 472.81
Donovan Solano 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, 3B 474.63
Marwin Gonzalez 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 480
Asdrubal Cabrera 1B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 487.69
Danny Santana 1B 1B 1B 1B 1B, OF 498.44
Adam Frazier 2B 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 498.69
Yoshi Tsutsugo UT 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 498.75
Kevin Newman 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 510.75
Enrique Hernandez 2B 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 555
David Bote 3B 3B 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 563.06
Pat Valaika SS 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 1B, 2B, SS 566.38
Freddy Galvis SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 574.25
Chad Pinder 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, 3B 577.19
Matt Carpenter 3B 3B 3B 3B 1B, 3B 577.63
Jedd Gyroko 1B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 593
Pavin Smith 1B 1B 1B 1B 1B, OF 596.69
Leury Garcia SS SS SS SS 2B, SS 614.19
Jake Lamb 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 645.44
Erik Gonzalez SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 3B, SS 645.63
Josh Harrison 2B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B, OF 2B, 3B, OF 652.56
Johan Camargo 2B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 677.69
Tyler Wade 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 690.13
Jose Marmolejos OF OF OF OF 1B, OF 698.75
Chris Owings 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, OF 704.44
Dee Strange-Gordon 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 2B, OF 709.94
Jorge Mateo 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, OF 722.88
Joe Panik 2B 2B,3B,SS 2B,3B,SS 2B,3B,SS 2B,3B,SS 726.69
Jonathan Arauz 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, 3B 730.06
Todd Frazier 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 1B, 3B 734.56
Jose Peraza 2B 2B 2B 2B 2B, OF 737.44
Eric Sogard 3B 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 744.25
Kyle Farmer SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 2B, SS 747.25
Greg Garcia 2B 2B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 2B, 3B 748
Phil Gosselin UT OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 748.38
Brock Holt 3B 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 749.06
Ehire Adrianza 3B 3B 3B, SS 3B, SS 2B, 3B, SS 750.31
SOURCE: Fantrax.com
Fantrax was used to gather the eligibility for each player and benchmark.

The following are the players that are UT eligible in different formats coming into the 2021 season:
Players That are UT Only Eligible for 2021
20 Games 10 Games 8 Games 7 Games 5 Games ADP
Nelson Cruz UT UT UT UT UT 86.56
Yordan Alvarez UT UT UT UT UT 87.31
J.D. Martinez UT UT UT OF OF 99.31
Giancarlo Stanton UT UT UT UT UT 111.69
Franmil Reyes UT UT UT UT UT 144.5
Jorge Soler UT UT OF OF OF 149.88
Michael Brantley UT OF OF OF OF 159.69
Jesse Winker UT OF OF OF OF 205.06
Shohei Ohtani UT UT UT UT UT 231.63
Wilmer Flores UT 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 1B, 2B 305.5
Willie Calhoun UT UT OF OF OF 309.81
Ty France UT 2B 2B 2B 1B, 2B, 3B 338.56
Austin Slater UT OF OF OF OF 345.56
Garrett Cooper UT 1B 1B 1B 1B 363.31
Miguel Cabrera UT UT UT UT UT 466.63
Khris Davis UT UT UT UT UT 492.13
Yoshi Tsutsugo UT 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 3B, OF 498.75
Edwin Encarnacion UT UT UT UT UT 595.38
Yoenis Cespedes UT UT UT UT UT 605.13
Howie Kendrick UT UT UT UT 1B 672.63
Daniel Vogelbach UT UT UT UT UT 676.69
Jose Martinez UT UT UT UT OF 744.25
Phil Gosselin UT OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 1B, OF 748.38
SOURCE: Fantrax.com
Fantrax was used to gather the eligibility for each player and benchmark.





Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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Spa City
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Spa City

I live how Niv Shah handles position eligibility in Ottoneu. He announced early in that no players would lose any position eligibility in 2020, and all 2019 positions are carried over. Players could earn new position eligibility in 2020, but they did not lose any eligibility. That made it easier to plan ahead and make trades.

Ottoneu is by far my favourite fantasy baseball option. Niv does a great job.

Devern Hansack
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Devern Hansack

My understanding is that Yahoo is doing the same, though I’ve struggled to find documentation of that.

MustBunique
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I would love more info on your source for Yahoo.

bluerum29
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bluerum29

This is what I would like to see my league do, but there still has not been a decision made. Hard to make decisions for next year about keepers and trades without knowing.

Bill
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Bill

I agree with spa. Ottoneu is great, not sure why they don’t get more play on your site.