Yahoo Positional eligibility - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Yahoo Positional eligibility

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Yahoo Positional eligibility

Postby Gandalf » Fri Dec 10, 2004 7:59 am

OK I've read their rules and stuff, but can anyone point me to the correct answer to these situations:

A player enters 2004 with eligibility at 2B and 3B
He gets injured and plays only 6 games all year.
First game at SS (a new position), then 2 games at 2B and 3 at 3rd.
Where will he be eligible in 2005?

I think A. Boone was eligible at 2B and 3B.
Didn't play at all in 2004.
Where will he be eligible?

Answers are good. A link with answers to these priceless.

Thank you
Gandalf Beginner
College Coach
College Coach


Posts: 206
Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Arizona

Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:41 am

At the beginning of the Fantasy Baseball season, Yahoo! Sports placed all players into positions based on information from official rosters. Some players appear in multiple position lists and are eligible to fill any of those positions.

If a position player makes 15 appearances at a new position during the season, he will become eligible to play that position in Fantasy Baseball PLUS.

Pitchers need to make three starts to become eligible as a starter, and five relief appearances to qualify as a reliever.

Please note that players may not be eligible for all of the positions that are displayed on their Yahoo! Sports player profile.

Players will not lose eligibility at a previously established position at any time. (For example, Alex Rodriguez will retain his eligibility at the SS position for the 2004 season.)


according to yahoo he will be listed as whatever his team lists him at on their new roster. We probably won't know for sure until February 18th or so when Yahoo comes up
trevisc
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 11271
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2004,2005 Keeper League Champion

Postby dleoboyd » Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:56 pm

trevisc wrote:At the beginning of the Fantasy Baseball season, Yahoo! Sports placed all players into positions based on information from official rosters. Some players appear in multiple position lists and are eligible to fill any of those positions.

If a position player makes 15 appearances at a new position during the season, he will become eligible to play that position in Fantasy Baseball PLUS.

Pitchers need to make three starts to become eligible as a starter, and five relief appearances to qualify as a reliever.

Please note that players may not be eligible for all of the positions that are displayed on their Yahoo! Sports player profile.

Players will not lose eligibility at a previously established position at any time. (For example, Alex Rodriguez will retain his eligibility at the SS position for the 2004 season.)


according to yahoo he will be listed as whatever his team lists him at on their new roster. We probably won't know for sure until February 18th or so when Yahoo comes up



Are you sure about that? I thought that guys only qualified at a position they had played 15 or more games at, during the previous or current season. For example, the Mets had Kaz Matsui all set to play SS and they moved Jose Reyes to 2B, that is how he was listed on their roster at the begining of the season. Yet he didn't have 2B eligibility until he played 15 games (I believe the correct number is 15, not 100% positive) there.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

-Aristotle
dleoboyd
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 493
Joined: 25 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington D.C.

Postby Amazinz » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:05 pm

That's the case with Kaz and Reyes because they have established eligibility. Boone missed a year. I'm not really sure how they handle guys like Boone but using the official rosters makes sense.
Image
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
Amazinz
Mod in Retirement
Mod in Retirement

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb SupporterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 18800
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: in Canada, toughening up figure skaters

Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:07 pm

I copied that straight from yahoo's website:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/baseballp ... lp-09.html
trevisc
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 11271
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2004,2005 Keeper League Champion

Postby dleoboyd » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:16 pm

Interesting.....because the reality of it is that either I do not completely understand what Yahoo said there, or they contradicted themselves in a few instances (at least regarding Reyes)....oh well. They obviously haven’t updated it yet for this season (A-Rod’s 2004 eligibility). Yeah, I guess we will just have to wait and see.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

-Aristotle
dleoboyd
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe Ranker
Posts: 493
Joined: 25 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington D.C.

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:19 pm

sorry for hijacking this a bit, but whats the deal with ABoone? Whats his situation, and what do you guys expect out of him in 2005?
Image
Cornbread Maxwell
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertPick 3 ChampionSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 5694
Joined: 7 Jul 2003
Home Cafe: Football

Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:24 pm

As far as I know he was suppose to start playing baseball in December and will be ready for Spring Training.

They'll probably move Blake to 2b or in the outfield and put Boone on 3b from what i've heard.
trevisc
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 11271
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2004,2005 Keeper League Champion

Postby grammysboy » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:28 pm

So the question remains, will Boone have multi-position eligibility next season?

I haven't heard for sure where the tribe plans to play him, They list him at 3B. They have Peralta and Phillips penciled in at SS, but if they don't work out there, I wouldn't be surprised to see him play a little SS. Sportsline lists him as eligible at 3B, MI, CI & U.

Every league has its own rules, in ours, he'll have to be drafted as a utility fielder since he didn't play last season. When he logs 5 games at a position, he will become eligible then.

If Reyes and Matsui trade positions this year, in our league, both will be eligible for 2B & SS when each has 5 appearances at their new positions. We require 20 appearances at a position the previous year to be eligible. Hence, Matsui is not eligible at 2B nor Reyes at SS to start the season.
grammysboy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2861
Joined: 26 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Ridin' the Pine

Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:34 pm

grammysboy wrote:I haven't heard for sure where the tribe plans to play him, They list him at 3B.


http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/ ... &fext=.jsp


While his injured knee stopped Boone from contributing last season, he knows he'll be playing a central role in 2005. With four months until Spring Training, the Indians are planning to slot him as their third baseman and move Casey Blake, the incumbent, to second base or right field. Boone could also wind up at shortstop or second, depending on a number of scenarios and what kind of adjustments Blake makes in mastering his new position.
trevisc
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe Ranker
Posts: 11271
Joined: 6 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2004,2005 Keeper League Champion


Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

cron
Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Wednesday, Sep. 17
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

LA Dodgers at Colorado
(3:10 pm)
San Francisco at Arizona
(3:40 pm)
Toronto at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Boston at Pittsburgh
(7:05 pm)
Washington at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
Miami at NY Mets
(7:10 pm)
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Cleveland at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Chi White Sox at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Detroit at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Milwaukee at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
Seattle at LA Angels
(10:05 pm)
Texas at Oakland
(10:05 pm)
Philadelphia at San Diego
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact