Skin Blues wrote:
jackie hayes wrote:No, he won't hold onto catcher eligibility unless he meets the 5 starts/10 appearances threshold (assuming Yahoo keeps the same position elig rules). Players never lose eligibility during a season, but they can lose it between seasons.
I'm pretty sure Wil Myers lost C eligibility this season, albeit very early in draft season before MLB actually started playing.
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I believe Wil Myers is the only time Yahoo! has ever removed positional eligibility. I was involved in that decision. We made a big exception at that time because:
- It was very early in the game, and well before the season started.
- Myers was a very high profile player, and we were concerned it could be really unbalancing to have him have an unjustified catcher eligibility
- We analyzed all leagues at that point, and figured out there were only like 10 leagues that had already drafted, had drafted Myers, and had him in a starting lineup. That put a pretty hard cap on how hard customer care might get hit. One of the concerns with removing eligibility is that if you have Myers in a C slot, and then his C eligibility gets removed, weird stuff happens.
So the general premise here is sound. Guys don't typically lose eligibility midseason. Myers was a very unusual case.