Position Eligibility - Allow commissioners to control position eligibility
Requests to allow commissioners to control position eligibility or criteria for new positions.
Scott Ciboch commented
Starting pitchers like Corbin Burnes shouldn’t be allowed to be put in the RP spot. If it takes 5 appearances to gain position eligibility why not make it if in a 25(approximately 1 month) game stretch a player fails to appear at a position they lose that position eligibility.
Draft accordingly, players should be rewarded for their flexibility to play multiple postions.
The commissioner should be able to set the position eligibility to however many games that the league deems appropriate. For example, there should be an option for 3 games started and 6 games played.
Mike Robins commented
I agree. In a points based league, the SP/RP loophole needs to be fixed. Using a closer that has SP eligibility gives a huge advantage when there is a cap on IP. We need to be able to close this loophole.
But....if Holt doesn't re-qualify for 1B this year, he won't have 1B next year.
The positions a player is eligible for should be able to be customized for the league. For example, a league should be able to require a player to play a certain position for 50 games rather than the standard 10 in order to gain new eligibility. Brock Holt being able to be someone's starting 1B is ridiculous.