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Value of Multiposition Players

Postby enigma77 » Fri May 18, 2007 2:19 am

What is the true value of multiposition players? Is it just hype, or do they really help in the long run?

I have BJ Upton, who hopefully will have OF eligibility in Yahoo soon. I am pondering trying to trade him to improve elsewhere or possibly keep him. I'm uncertain as to what to do.
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Postby SuperS1989 » Fri May 18, 2007 10:04 am

Yeah it really helps alot. It can make a team much more versitile. It is easy to rebound from injuries and terrible slumps if you have alot of solid players who can fit in anywhere.

I wouldnt trade Upton though, especially if its a keeper league.
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Postby TBG » Fri May 18, 2007 10:13 am

They are lifesavers. I really like the guys who are eligible to play catcher along with something else...
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Postby 05worldserieschamps » Fri May 18, 2007 10:55 am

I like to have one "super utility" guy on my team to help a little to protect injuries, but other than that, they are overrated. Baseball is every day and off days only happen at most once a week. So for the most part, your lineup is going to be set already.
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Postby TBG » Fri May 18, 2007 11:40 am

That's true but they help out with a lot more than just off days. They also give you a lot of flexibility to change your lineup with streaks, slumps, and matchups that you may not have otherwise.
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Postby SuperS1989 » Fri May 18, 2007 1:57 pm

I like to keep two basically all purpose guys on my team. Right now I have been using damion Easley. Fills in at Second, Short, and Third. And when he plays he produces. Having a few guys like that who you can pick up off the waivers can really make a difference on off days especially.
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Postby RyeWhiskey » Fri May 18, 2007 2:05 pm

It's up to you how many multi-position guys you want, but I highly recommend at least one. I use Figgins and his versitility to fill in for guys in bad matchups or injured players. It's always great to have one hanging around your team to plug in, then you can just comb the FA list for a hot hitter to use at UTIL until your guy comes off the DL.
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Postby Padsin05 » Tue May 22, 2007 5:34 pm

I think it adds tremendous value, I have Lugo as my multi-player guy, as a 2b/ss/of it allows me to cover days off, bad matchups and injuries at as many as 5 positions (we have IF pos and util). It allows me to have a deeper rotation, not one that I have to just start a guy cause hes due to start, I can analize a matchup a little more.

Last year I had Freddy Sanchez to fill that position for me, and I will always try to fill that role even before some of my starters are filled out.
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Postby Noggy » Thu May 24, 2007 5:13 am

Snakes Gould wrote:well, ive come to believe they dont really add too much value...alittle bit sure, but you're always going to start them at the weakest position unless something devastating is going to come along.



It doesn't really take something "devastating". BJ Upton is my starting 3B at the moment, but it's only because I have Orlando Husdon at 2B and starting either at UTIL is out of the question. And since I also have Bill Hall and Gary Sheffiled, I have at least two guys eligible at every position except catcher with just one hitter (who's eligible at only one position) on my bench. Otherwise I'd have to carry an extra hitter or two or play the waiver wire game if someone got hurt, which I'd rather not do.
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