Change your position eligibility requirements
Your are currently the only fantasy baseball provider in the universe that has Anthony Rizzo 2B eligible in 2018. THE ONLY ONE. If that is not enough to demonstrate you have an issue, I don't know what does.
Please change your requirements similar to CBS and ESPN and require 20 "games played" at a respective offensive position. 5 "games started" is fine.
Yahoo should change the position eligibility requirements to INNINGS PLAYED at a position. No longer this GP or GS nonsense for all players (batters and pitchers). Change to 20 INNINGS PLAYED for batters and 10 INNINGS PLAYED for pitchers.
Do not require 20 games. Let him go play w/those other providers. Utility players and those flexible enough to play multiple positions should have that ability reflected in their status. Your eligibility requirements are fine and make the game more interesting.
If Officially announced as a 2nd baseman prior or during a game.. for 5 games it would be fine!?!. Was this an official announcement that Rizzo is playing 2nd today? No i do not think so ..therefore its bogus to list Rizzo as a 2nd baseman for Yahoo fantasy. Get too loose on rules and its no fun. Stay real and believable and the game thrives.!? I didnt even know this as i have no Rizzo on any of my 5 yahoo teams.
Joel Quey commented
Considering how bad ESPN is, the fact that they do or don't do something shouldn't mean anything to Yahoo. I've heard CBS isn't that great either, but never used it (and could be misremembering, or they might have improved).
In general, I like Yahoo's lower positional requirements. I know there have been cases in the past where I felt a player should have had more eligibilities than ESPN gave them. Ben Zobrist, in 2009 when he played almost every position, ESPN didn't count him as a SS even though he played 13 games there.
I don't have an opinion on Rizzo specifically - is it just a weird fluke corner case? Or is it something we might be seeing more and more of as the game evolves?
It wasn't a shift as chad gresh mentioned below. He actually changed from a first base mitt to another glove. Maddon came out and made the change with the umpire.
If it was from a shift like mentioned, there would be many other players having this situation.
Christopher Hatfield commented
Yeah, I don't see why a commissioner in a private league shouldn't be able to change position eligibility.
Luke Bosco commented
I only drafted Rizzo to put him at 2nd base. Can't change it now
Paul LaBelle commented
Baseball reference acknowledged Rizzo played 2B for 10 games. Leave it as is or just give the commissioner the option to change position eligibility.
Mark Pobursky commented
I agree if its a private league give the commish those powers to change that
Joe Swag commented
To echo this, I think that commissioners of private leagues should have the option to change requirements for their leagues. Like intuitively, if a guy makes 1 start as an SP, in real life, he has the capability of being an SP, so if I want to set the minimum starts required to 1 start, in MY LEAGUE, I should be able to do so.
chad gresh commented
Agree 100%, Anthony Rizzo does not play 2nd base! He slid over for a shift. You don't see the 2nd basemen getting 1st base eligibility for the same exact shift so there is 0 reason whatsoever that it should apply to Rizzo the other way around. It's fine to have a set requirement for position eligibility but there needs to be some common sense involved as well. This needs to be fixed to prevent Rizzo owners from having an unwarranted advantage.
D C commented
I AGREE! Rizzo never actually plays 2nd base, it's a technicality because the Cubs cover some bunt situations with Rizzo playing IN, and their actual second baseman covering first base.