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Will Hafner play 1B?

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Will Hafner play 1B?

Postby hookem2003 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:14 pm

Yahoo only has him as a DH. Anyone know if he'll qualify early in the season?
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Postby Thursday » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:18 pm

Only takes 5 games... but it may take a while.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:23 pm

Once interleague play rolls around he should qualify.
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Postby newbie_1 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:51 pm

did he play any games at 1B last year? On that topic is there a resource available that breaks down the # of games played at various positions?
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Postby The Jury » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:09 pm

newbie_1 wrote:did he play any games at 1B last year? On that topic is there a resource available that breaks down the # of games played at various positions?


Rotoworld keeps tabs during the season.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
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Postby WittyC » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:14 pm

newbie_1 wrote:did he play any games at 1B last year? On that topic is there a resource available that breaks down the # of games played at various positions?


Right on Yahoo! Just check the career stats on a player page and you'll get a breakdown.
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Postby newbie_1 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:18 pm

WittyC wrote:
newbie_1 wrote:did he play any games at 1B last year? On that topic is there a resource available that breaks down the # of games played at various positions?


Right on Yahoo! Just check the career stats on a player page and you'll get a breakdown.


great. thx.
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Postby hooligan1 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:45 pm

He played exactly one game at 1B last season, although I suspect that had he not missed 25 or so games with injury, he might have played 1B during all interleague road games. He is just too huge of a bat to take out of the line-up, regardless of his defensive deficiencies. So my guess is that once IL play starts, he will see a lot of 1B AB's.
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Postby Seanyfever » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:12 pm

My league requires that a player play 10 games at a position. Do you see Hafner doing this? I think he is available, but I want the flexibility. He's a stud, but I have a DH/1B by the name of Ortiz already. I want the 1B eligibility.
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Postby fimk3777 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:13 pm

He will NOT in my opinion. Yahoo needs 5 starts or 10 appearances. He had a bad elbow that apparently prevented him from playing first in 2005. Given Ben's struggles at 1B last year, I don't buy it completely. I think he is apparently a defensive liability at 1B. Otherwise he'd play 1B even on a limited basis. Even two years ago he only had 10 games at 1B and I don't know if that was 10 starts. I think V Mart will end up at 1B before Hanfer! Could happen! Do not pick him if you are hoping for a 1B. You MAY get lucky and he'll qualify later this summer, but if there was any chance of him playing 1B more than once in a blue moon, the Tribe would have jumped on it earlier......
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