Pablo975 wrote:Hmmmm.....assuming you could use a "Boston C" position like football defenses, how would this be handled?
You have Albert Pujols as you 1B.
You have St. Louis C as your catcher tandem.
Albert has been out a day or two with his foot acting up, but he's available to pinch hit.
Bottom of the 9th, two on, two out, Cards down by 1, and Mike Matheny, Molina, etc, due up.....but LaRussa pinch hits Albert there. Albert, for that at bat and until a defensive sub is put in or if it's a double switch, is the catcher right?
Albert cranks a 3 run HR. Cards win. Do you get stats for Albert at both C AND 1B (meaning , 2HR, 6RBI)? Or just one? Or none? What if it's H2H and the other guy has Albert at 1B and you have him only due to the C appearance?
I think a situation like this reveals how difficult this concept would be to pull off. There are so many variables. Great idea though.....
No, Albert's not the catcher until he plays in the field. He's only a PH until he plays a position. And, in fantasy ball, you wouldn't get his stats anyway unless you had started him at 1B.
But, this doesn't reveal the difficulty of implementing the concept at all, or at least no more so than any weak hitting position subject to pinch hitting. The chief difficulty in doing this is that you have to have one offensive roster spot where you know a guy is going to contribute only every 5-6 days. Of course, we all do that with several pitchers, so maybe that's not all that different. On the other hand, you could do it the way I've done sometimes and just pickup and drop the backup catcher. That frees up the spot, but the problem is that if you have a long waiver period you may not get to grab him every time without losing waiver priority.