Rosters - Combine 2-way players into one player
Requests to combine 2-way players such as Shohei Ohtani into one player.
How about give leagues a choice on Ohtani
Why not have 3 Ohtani's in the Yahoo Universe and allow individual leagues decide how they wish to deal with him?
Ohtani (Util & SP)
Individual leagues can decide whether there are two or one in their league. If leagues what one unified player then they can set their own rules that the other two can't be rostered. If for some reason leagues like having two separate Ohtani's they can make the unified one off limits on rosters.
This seems something Yahoo can do now without disrupting leagues that prefer having two separate ones.
Can someone from Yahoo actually address this issue?
jai hall commented
The dl needs to stick for the pitcher till he pitches
jai hall commented
You can't take him off of dl as a pitcher of you don't give him the eligibility to be moved to a hitter . The pitcher is still on the shelf
Mark Ogden commented
And now that he's coming off the DL, the hare-brained "split Ohtani in two" plan gets worse!
If he was really 2 different players, one shouldn't affect the other. But if you own the pitcher, as most people do, you have to activate him when the hitter comes back. And give up a roster spot even though he might not pitch again this season.
Splitting the most exciting player to come along in decades was a lazy, ill-conceived idea that ruined his value and caused countless problems. When is Yahoo going to admit its mistake?
Jeffrey L commented
actually, it does make sense....but a pea brain such as yourself wouldn't understand! It is what it is….stop ******** and get a life bro! Move to ESPN....better bring the magnifying glass because folks over there think everyone has perfect vision!!
robert ellis commented
Think everyone is trying too hard to think of way just to get Ohtani in the hitter side of Yahoo Fantasy Baseball. There is a more simple solution to this whole thing. Give the commissioner the ability to turn on hitting stats for the all pitchers. With Ohtani/the good hitting pitchers in the NL/future 2-way player that are coming, this will allow you to get there batting statics into your daily/weekly stats be it good or bad.
mike moroco commented
simply put, i would like the ability to have Ohtani eligible at P & Util. he would only occupy one roster slot, but can only be put in 1 slot (P or Util) per day (or week)
Jim Cargle commented
It seems like it wouldn't be that difficult to have a single player who's eligible at both SP and Util. When he's in the SP spot you get his pitching stats, when he's in the Util spot you get his hitting. Plus he never hits and pitches in the same game anyway, so there's no downside.
Yahoo's non-response to Ohtani's two-way game has made what should be one of the most fun players in the league to own into someone who loses his unique value, and whose hitting half is barely rosterable. Even if Ohtani hits well when he gets the chance, his schedule keeps him resting often enough that it's not very simple to justify using a roster spot on him, and it shouldn't be that way. He's one guy in real life, and should be one here too.
A fix absolutely could be coded. That Yahoo went forward with a two player model just shows there was no will or creativity to find a solution. It makes fantasy baseball on Yahoo less fun.
Kevin OBrien commented
He is one player why treat him as two. That would make the most common sense. Its a risk/reward thing. All teams have the option of drafting him so how would it be unfair to everyone else.
Why not just have pitcher hitting stats count towards your overall hitting stats. I am sure this would be more realistic and consistent than only counting one or two (McKay could end up this way) players as special items?
sean murray commented
Leave it to Yahoo. If there is a way to ***** something up, they will find a way. Everybody knew Ohtani was a 2 way player. If you didn't, you were hiding under a rock. The only people against making him 1 player are the ones who didn't draft him. The fact that you waited for the season to start before you adressed the situation shows yahoo's incompetence. There are no valid reasons for making him 2 players.
Carl LaCascia commented
Seriously Miles, get real. He is not listed as one player because he is essentially TWO players in one. Why would you give the lucky drafter a player who can be used for both hitting and pitching stats.
You know it is stupid requests like this that keep Yapoo programmers from actually improving their ****** product.
Carl LaCascia commented
I hate Yahoo Fantasy for many reasons but this is actually the best way. Why would you award a team that is able to draft him by giving them essentially TWO players in one.
Not only is having him as 2 separate players the def way to go, it is the most fair.
I think you need to focus on real improvements to Yahoo Fantasy not stupid requests like this.
How about allowing us to move multi position players during draft? How about adding the stats vs the pitcher they are facing back to the main profile page of each hitter like it used to be? How about basically doing some ANALYSIS of actual helpful changes you can make to improve a product that is turning into a dumpster.
Peter Cool commented
Having 1 Ohtani is a nightmare for coding and development standpoint.
Also from a playing standpoint. If you have it on your pitcher roster, but he bats that day, do you count the stats? Will you as an owner forget to switch him?
If you count a pitcher's batting stats (Ohtani), then you would have to count all the NL pitchers when they go at bat.
Everyone is so fixed on his duality as a player that they want 2 for 1. But you already have duality for NL pitchers and I'm guessing you would prefer to say when to count those battings stats and when not to.
Jim Pothast commented
They don't do this in football so why baseball?
Yahoo didn't have L. Thomas NYJ listed as a FB even though he scored points.
You don't have punters listed as Kickers when they have to step in.
Supposedly he is a pitcher so he should be listed as one until he gets a certain amount of AB's
N L commented
Can't speak for Fantasy Baseball, but comparing Yahoo Football to ESPN Football, ESPN's version sucks. It's way too many steps to see previous season filtered stats on a player. Maybe ESPN baseball is cleaner on that.
Binh Phan commented
It's because they didn't want to mess up the DFS leagues which they make money off of where he would get the stats from both sides. hopefully they gift us the option to combine him
Joshua Peck commented
The ONLY way the splitting into two players makes ANY sense at all is if yahoo gives the commissioner the ability to expand the ONE team in the league to 26 roster spots instead of 25. That way, the team that drafts him can use the two spots but I wouldn't have to adjust the roster size for the rest of the league. That can't be done? Seems pretty simple to me--just let the commissioner decide the roster size for every team in the league and they can set Ohtani's team to 26.
Darryl Tucholski commented
Please make him one player, almost every other fantasy outlet is handling it that way to my knowledge. Our dynasty league has been here over a decade, we don't like the idea of having to implement special rules to handle the situation. Making him UTL/P seems very reasonable.