I agree that Kent makes a better fantasy 2B then 1B on the whole position scarcity argument, but this doesn't lessen the value of gaining an extra position.
In the case of an injury to your 1B, I don't necessarily think that better backup 1B will be sitting out on the WW then backup 2B. It all really depends on who is hot, and who is available. I'd rather be grabbing Felipe Lopez right now than Palmeiro or Broussard.
Moreover, based on his numbers up to now, Kent would not make a bad fantasy 1B -- how many 1B have better numbers than his .270/11/40/38? Probably Lee, Pujols, Tex and Ortiz.
Plus, if a team has Kent along with another strong 2B (like Roberts), adding another place for one to play only helps a lineup.
This is apparently his 3rd game playing 1B (and second start) so maybe he will get the eligibilty.
Anyways, just brought the whole thing up because I found it interesting.
Mulliniks Watch: Still stuck on 1325 games 3569 AB 445 R 972 H 73 HR 435 RBI 0.272 AVG 15 SB