SCORESHEET FANTASY BASEBALL: NEW POSITIONS QUALIFIED

Players will qualify at new positions during the season as soon as they play 10 games at that position in the major leagues this year. In order to keep the qualification at that second position for next season, a player needs to play 20 games at that position this year.

Scoresheet will also qualify a player at a new position in week 1 before he plays 10 games at that position if that is "clearly his new PRIMARY position". The general rule of thumb for that week 1 early qualification is:

  • the player needs to start the majority of his team's games at that new position in his first week of play in the major leagues during the season;
  • the position should be the only position at which he plays; and
  • the position is the one the player is projected to be playing on a regular basis throughout the season.

At the end of the first week of the season, Scoresheet will retroactively qualify players at new positions effective for the Week 1 games if those positions are clearly going to be the new primary position throughout the season, even though no player is able to play 10 games at a position in the first week of games. After Week 1, players do not qualify at new positions until they play 10 games at that position.

Once we qualify a guy at a position we never unqualify him again that season, so we tend to be cautious - we don't qualify players before they reach 10 games played at that new position during the season unless it really appears definite that that is their new main position. But if you list a player on your week 1 lineup at a position he does not qualify at, and he does play at that position in the majors enough that it is 'clear' that is his new position, then we will qualify him there before we play the week 1 games on our computer, meaning he'd play there for you with no out of position penalty.

When we qualify a player at a new position, the Scoresheet computer system determines a fielding range for him, which is then published with that week's results.

Listed below are the players who have qualified at new positions during the 2019 season.

Week 1: 393 Healy,Ry (3B 2.60); 419 Moncada,Yo (3B 2.64); 448 Sanchez,Yo (2B 4.27);
477 Profar,Ju (2B 4.24); 4076 Moore,Dy (3B 2.65); 420 Joe,Co (OF 2.07); 475 Lamb,Ja (1B 1.84);
528 Hampson,Ga (2B 4.25); 558 Hoskins,Rh (1B 1.83); 672 Machado,Ma (3B 2.68); 679 Moustakas,Mi (2B 4.19).

Week 2: None yet.

Week 3: 679 Gonzalez,Ma (3B 2.64); 436 Difo,Wi (SS 4.75); 445 McNeil,Je (3B 2.63); 500 Peraza,Jo (2B 4.25).

Week 4: 423 LeMahieu,DJ (3B 2.65); 426 Villar,Jo (SS 4.73); 457 Owings,Ch (2B 4.23); 502 Alberto,Ha (2B 4.24); 4004 Forsythe,Lo (1B 1.85); 432 Marte,Ke (OF 2.12); 445 McNeil,Je (OF 2.06); 664 Flores,Wi (2B 4.16); 691 Dietrich,De (2B 4.20).

Week 5: 429 Goodrum,Ni (OF 2.11); 502 Alberto,Ha (3B 2.65); 560 Canha,Ma (1B 1.84); 4132 Santana,Da (2B 4.19); 477 Prado,Ma (1B 1.85); 478 Bote,Da (2B 4.24); 479 McMahon,Ry (2B 4.20).

Week 6: 439 Wilkerson,St (OF 2.10); 467 Chavis,Mi (2B 4.19); 495 Rondon,Jo (2B 4.24); 417 O'Brien,Pe (OF 2.07); 442 Murphy,Da (1B 1.83); 446 Kendrick,Ho (3B 2.62); 464 Muncy,Ma (2B 4.21); 4142 Berti,Jo (3B 2.65).

Week 7: 432 Fletcher,Da (OF 2.07); 461 Diaz,Ya (1B 1.85); 4068 Beckham,Go (SS 4.68); 481 Farmer,Ky (2B 4.16); 487 Senzel,Ni (OF 2.11).

Week 8: 481 Diaz,Al (2B 4.18); 510 Rengifo,Lu (2B 4.25); 505 Taylor,Ch (2B 4.24); 511 Camargo,Jo (OF 2.07).

Week 9: 462 Drury,Br (2B 4.24, OF 2.07); 518 Estrada,Th (2B 4.25); 766 Lopez,Ni (2B 4.25); 4004 Forsythe,Lo (SS 4.68); 446 Kendrick,Ho (1B 1.85); 486 Riley,Au (OF 2.07); 514 Russell,Ad (2B 4.25); 529 Vargas,Il (2B 4.25).

Week 10: 432 Fletcher,Da (SS 4.74); 436 Lugo,Da (3B 2.65); 570 Kemp,To (2B 4.21); 452 Locastro,Ti (OF 2.10); 480 Davis,J. (OF 2.07); 500 Peraza,Jo (OF 2.08); 513 Kingery,Sc (OF 2.11); 781 Hechavarri,Ad (2B 4.24).

Week 11: 402 Austin,Ty (OF 2.04); 429 Goodrum,Ni (SS 4.70); 467 Chavis,Mi (1B 1.85); 491 Gurriel,Lo (OF 2.07); 513 Kingery,Sc (3B 2.64); 521 Garcia,Gr (3B 2.65); 529 Vargas,Il (3B 2.65); 551 Rodgers,Br (2B 4.25).

Week 12: 459 Nunez,Re (1B 1.85); 4004 Forsythe,Lo (3B 2.64); 4137 Freeman,Mi (2B 4.25); 4202 Mayfield,Ja (SS 4.73); 415 Smith,Do (OF 2.03); 423 Naylor,Jo (OF 2.07); 489 Beaty,Ma (1B 1.85); 518 Riddle,JT (OF 2.12); 625 Cooper,Ga (1B 1.85); 692 Parra,Ge (1B 1.83).

Week 13: 495 Rondon,Jo (3B 2.65); 412 Belt,Br (OF 2.05); 526 Newman,Ke (2B 4.23).

Also, Dakota Hudson, Brad Peacock and Hansel Robles can now be used as starting pitchers even though they were originally listed on our short reliever list since they have now started a game in the majors this season.

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