Anthony Rizzo should NOT be 2B eligible.
It is absolute failure that Rizzo is 2B eligible. He Never started a game there and while you might see he made 10 appearances at 2B, it was because of a shift in alignment and a scoring technicality. PLEASE change this to 1B only. This is the type of thing the will ruin the entire season of fantasy baseball and it's commonsense really. I love yahoo fantasy sports, but you guys need to do the right thing here.
Love the fact that Rizzo changed gloves and played 2b, and has eligibility. made for a great strategy and drafting in my leagues. Your requirements are perfect and reward players like Alen Hanson, Kike Hernandez,and Chris Taylor who can play all over the field. They should be rewarded and so should their owners.
Carl LaCascia commented
Bunch of whiners worrying about stupid **** like this and there are more important issues for YaPoo to focus on. Grow up children.
Ryan Freedman commented
Per the Yahoo rules a player is supposed to have five starts to qualify for position. So why after only one career starts does Anthony Rizzo have second base as a position?
Steven Droege commented
Technically he did play second on those plays. Don't be upset just because you don't have Rizzo on your team. It's a game of fantasy baseball, having him at second is fun.
First off, where in the rules does it say a lefty can't play second? Yes it isn't logical, but it isn't against the rules.
Second, MLB.com has Rizzo playing 2B in 10 games, so they notice it.
The thing is it isn't the shift that is causing this it is one of two things, the official scorer or Maddon coming out and changing positions with the umpire. If it was just the shift and where they play, then there would be this across the board with player eligibility.
Paul LaBelle commented
Baseball reference even acknowledged him playing 2B. Leave it as is or else just give commissioners the ability to change position eligibility on a league by league basis.
Russell Dillulio commented
NO 2B FOR RIZZO - Lefties don't play 2nd! This is technicalities at its WORST
Its so obvious - let's play as quality a version of fantasy ball as possible - this position eligibility inflates his value to an integrity-ruining level...
Let's just get back to common sense - lefties don't play 2nd!
Bill Spina commented
John Churchill commented
I agree he should be first base only.
chad gresh commented
Can't possibly agree more. Anthony Rizzo does not play 2nd base. Moving over towards 2nd during a shift does not constitute a player somehow being considered a 2nd basemen. If that's the case then every 2nd basemen there is should be eligible at 1st base since they cover 1st sometimes on bunt coverage. This glaring error in position eligibility provides a distinct advantage to a Rizzo owner since they can now start an extra 1st basemen. I don't know how this slipped through the cracks and was allowed to happen in the first place but this needs to be corrected.