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Arlo wrote:Obviously, even 1B/OF eligibility can be a huge bonus (to say nothing of those C/3Bs ) - has anybody tried to attach a number to that bonus?
shortsavage wrote:I base my dollar values on a player's rankings (I use my scoring system to get these, but I am sure something analogous will be made available to the public soon, if it is not already) over the last three seasons. If a player is eligable for multiple positions, I find his value comparatively. So, I would use Matt LeCroy's catcher rankings rather than his DH rankings as a foundation to calculate his worth as a catcher.
Arlo wrote:Just curious: for those of you who assign dollar values to players heading into auctions, how much (if anything) do you add for eligibility at multiple positions?
Obviously, even 1B/OF eligibility can be a huge bonus (to say nothing of those C/3Bs ) - has anybody tried to attach a number to that bonus?
stevelabny wrote:Assign his value at his weakest position.
If you move him to the other position, his value would be less, so adding any additional money for versatility is pointless.
Yes the versatility MIGHT help you if you can snatch another good player at the weak position, but in general it means you will overpay for one of them. And paying extra at the draft for potential trade or free agent acquisitions later on is silly.
Arlo wrote:I think you're missing the point. The added versatility can prevent having to make extra free agent acquisitions (for injury fill-ins, for instance), thus saving on FAAB and unnecessary roster moves.
In addition, each extra position essentially adds depth to your bench, making it more likely that you can squeeze the maximum number of games/ip out of each position and allowing for greater exploitation of matchups.
The effect is definitely non-zero (in relatively standard leagues), and simply assigning the value of the shallowest position doesn't reflect that. Now if only those benefits could be quantified...
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