Rosters - Combine 2-way players into one player
Requests to combine 2-way players such as Shohei Ohtani into one player.
Brian Cassise commented
I also hate the setup with 2 separate players. At the very least change to one player and give the manager the option to start him one day in the SP and another day in UTIL. In a perfect system make all pitchers capable of starting in a UTIL hitting category, or create a hitting pitcher category slot that is optional, I remember wanting this when Zambrano was in the league because he killed the ball. Should be a fun new addition, hope Yahoo can get it right.
Austin Emerson commented
First off I understand delays happen so thank you for finally opening and once again good product and thanks. But with that said I do have a few suggestions here starting with Ohtani. He should be 1 player P/UT or commissioners should be given this option. It's really simple. Making him two really undermines dynasty and keeper leagues, which is the majority of leagues. Next Luis Robert is of decent age, older than some newly added prospects and still missing from the system out of the Chicago White Sox prospect pool. He's consensus top 100. Last, we should really get the poll feature back in the message board. This allows for less drama during discussions and an easier "click" vote that gets straight to the point.
John Krampf commented
We're in the same situation as Brian. We really want Ohtani as one player that can switch between hitter and pitcher.
Binh Phan commented
and BTW you cannot put just any pitcher say in a UTIL spot but you will be able to put Ohtani there because he would qualify
Ohtani should only be able to collect hitting stats if you put him in the batter spot and not if he's in your pitching slot
Binh Phan commented
I can see why you guys split him.. to not mess up your DFS database... but come on, why not give commisioners/leagues the right to decide on their own?
Brian Martin commented
Agreed, we are in a 10 team keeper and everyone in the league wants Ohtani as 1 player.
Miles K commented
Two Ohtani's makes absolutely zero sense and is just plain lazy on your part.
Kevin Hart commented
So we realize you guys decided to make Ohtani 2 separate players. Many people are obviously upset about this (myself included). I understand that either choice will ruffle some feathers, so why not make a commissioner option to treat Ohtani as 1 or 2 players?
Commissioner Option 1: Treat him as 2 separate players, both take up a roster spot, etc. the way you guys said it would be this year.
Commissioner Option 2: Have him in the system as 2 players but he would act as 1 player. For example, under this option, pitcher Ohtani and hitter Ohtani only take up 1 total roster spot (maybe have the pitcher take up 1, hitter doesn't take up a roster spot), however both still move as 1 player (any trade must involved both, both go on DL at the same time, both dropped/added/drafted together).
Of course option 2 can be manually put in place by the commissioner, but this would require either Ohtani taking up 2 roster spots or the commissioner gives the team with Ohtani an extra roster and DL spot. However, this would need to be constantly monitored by the commissioner to ensure the spots are being used only for Ohtani. Also trades would make this option very complicated.
Overall, I think most agree the best Ohtani option is to keep him as 1, however this is a possible workaround that will give the users what they want (an option for 1 Ohtani) that may be easier from a coding and development standpoint.