2019 Fantasy Baseball Position Eligibility Guide

by Tyler Thompson
2019 Fantasy Baseball Position Eligibility

One of my favorite differences between fantasy baseball and other sports is the ability to qualify at multiple positions. The added strategy for drafts really allows me to geek out even more than normal.

However, there's also the downside of assuming a player qualifies at a position only to find out that they didn't according to the site you use for your league. If you are like me, you just imagine players appear at certain positions and don't think twice about double checking.

Well, imagine no more! We've got the all-inclusive chart right here. This time around, I had my good friend Addison help me out with the chart while I have had the busiest week of my life. Also, props to Baseball Reference for having an awesome chart that helped immensely with this exercise.

PlatformPrevious Season (Appearances)Current Season (Appearances)Additional Notes
CBS205
ESPN2010
NFBC2010If minor leaguer with less than 20 career MLB games, then use appearances from minor leagues.
Fantrax2010
Yahoo!10 (5 starts)10 (5 starts)
Ottoneu10 (5 starts)10 (5 starts)

Here's a chart describing positional standards by platform. Mostly an FYI, but it will serve as a complimentary table to the large table seen below. Ready, set, begin!

2019 Fantasy Baseball Position Eligibility Guide

Before we begin though, I want to be sure everyone understands what the chart is depicting. If the player has an 'X' under a column, he has eligibility at that position on all platforms with 20 or more appearances. If there is a number from 5 to 19, then that player will be eligible in your Yahoo.

Yes, it's a large chart and it got larger relative to last year. I've kept DH in here just in case we have some interesting league types floating around out there. Use the filter and sorting tools to your advantage!

PLAYERTEAM 2018C1B2B3BSSOFDH
Aaron JudgeNYYX19
Adalberto MondesiKCR12X
Adam Duvall---10X
Adam FrazierPITXX
Adam JonesBALX6
Adrian BeltreTEXXX
Adrian SanchezWSN137
Albert PujolsLAAXX
Alcides EscobarKCRXX6
Aledmys DiazTORXX
Alen HansonSFGX1016X
Alex BlandinoCINX1511
Alex BregmanHOUXX
Alex GordonKCRX5
Andrew RomineSEA16186185
Aramis GarciaSFG710
Asdrubal Cabrera---XXX
Austin BarnesLADX19
Austin SlaterSFGXX
Avisail GarciaCHWX6
Ben GamelSEAX6
Ben ZobristCHCXX
Blake SwihartBOSX10X14
Brad Miller---XX66
Brandon BeltSFGX8
Brandon DixonCINX86X
Brandon Drury---715
Brandon LoweTBRX15
Brian AndersonMIAXX
Brock HoltBOS7X5X16
Buster PoseySFGX13
C.J. CronTBRXX
Carlos AsuajeSDPX5
Carlos GomezTBRX6
Carlos SanchezCHW9X
Carlos SantanaPHIX19
Chad PinderOAKX16X
Charlie CulbersonATL9XXX
Chase d'ArnaudSFG1710
Cheslor CuthbertKCR10128
Chris DavisBALX12
Chris OwingsARI915X
Chris TaylorLAD12XX
Christian ArroyoTBR87
Cliff PenningtonCIN85
Cody BellingerLADXX
Cory SpangenbergSDPXX5
Curt CasaliCINX6
Curtis Granderson---XX
Dan VogelbachSEAX9
Daniel DescalsoARI11XX57
Daniel Murphy---14X
Daniel PalkaCHWXX
Daniel RobertsonTBRX19X
Danny ValenciaBALX1915
David BoteCHC13X
David FletcherLAAXX7
David Freese---XX
Dee GordonSEAX8X
Denard Span---X10
Derek DietrichMIAXX
Deven MarreroARI5X
Dilson HerreraCIN1311
Dominic SmithNYMX13
Drew Butera---X6
Drew RobinsonTEX8X
Eddie RosarioMINX12
Eduardo Escobar---XX
Eduardo NunezBOSXX10
Edwin EncarnacionCLEXX
Ehire AdrianzaMIN105XX5
Enrique HernandezLAD8X9XX
Eric SogardMILXX
Eric ThamesMILXX
Erik GonzalezCLE9XX16
Francisco CervelliPITX5
Freddy GalvisSDP5X
Garrett HampsonCOL78
Gary SanchezNYYX12
George SpringerHOUX10
Giancarlo StantonNYYXX
Gift NgoepeTOR56
Gio UrshelaTOR108
Gleyber TorresNYYXX
Gordon BeckhamSEA136
Greg GarciaSTLX1517
Gregorio PetitMIN1069
Hanley RamirezBOSX19
Hernan PerezMIL6XXXX
Howie KendrickWSNX6
Hunter DozierKCRXX8
Ian DesmondCOLXX
Ian HappCHCXX
Isiah Kiner-FalefaTEXXXX
J.D. DavisHOU13X5
J.D. MartinezBOSXX
J.P. CrawfordPHI13X
J.T. RealmutoMIAX13
Jace Peterson---18XX
JaCoby JonesDETX5
Jake BauersTBRXX6
Jason KipnisCLEX14
Javier BaezCHCXXX
Jay BruceNYMXX
Jed LowrieOAKX14
Jedd GyorkoSTL517X5
Jefry MarteLAAX10
Jesmuel ValentinPHI9115
Jesus AguilarMILX5
Jim AdduciDETX6
Joe MauerMINXX
Joey GalloTEXXX
Joey WendleTBRXX1017
Johan CamargoATLX18
John HicksDETXX
Jon Jay---X7
Jonathan Schoop---X17
Jonathan Villar---X18
Jorge BonifacioKCRX6
Jorge SolerKCRX9
Jose AbreuCHWX13
Jose AltuveHOUX6
Jose Bautista---XX
Jose MartinezSTLXX8
Jose OsunaPIT1277
Jose PirelaSDP9XX
Jose RamirezCLE16X
Jose ReyesNYM13XX
Jose RondonCHW81012
Josh Donaldson---X12
Jurickson ProfarTEXX10XX
Justin SmoakTORX10
Kaleb CowartLAA514X5
Kelby TomlinsonSFGX13
Kendrys MoralesTOR18X
Ketel MarteARIXX
Kevin NewmanPIT8X
Khris DavisOAK11X
Kris BryantCHCXX
Kyle SchwarberCHCX6
Leury GarciaCHW75X
Logan Forsythe---X12
Logan MorrisonMINXX
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.TORXX
Lucas Duda---XX
Luis GuillormeNYM814
Luis ValbuenaLAAXX
Manny Machado---16X
Mark CanhaOAK15X
Mark ReynoldsWSNX10
Mark TrumboBAL19X
Marwin GonzalezHOUXXXX
Matt Adams---X16
Matt CarpenterSTLX11X
Matt DavidsonCHWX14X
Matt DuffyTBRX5
Matt KempLADX5
Matthew JoyceOAKX10
Max MoroffPIT176
Max MuncyLADX13X6
Michael BrantleyCLEX7
Miguel AndujarNYYX14
Miguel CabreraDETX5
Miguel RojasMIAX11XX
Miguel SanoMIN11X7
Mike Moustakas---X17
Mike TroutLAAX15
Mitch GarverMINX56
Neil WalkerNYYXXX165
Nick CastellanosDETX14
Nicky DelmonicoCHW7X
Niko GoodrumDETXX101219
Nomar MazaraTEXX12
Omar NarvaezCHWX8
Pablo SandovalSFGXX
Pat ValaikaCOL151787
Pedro AlvarezBAL8X
Pedro FlorimonPHIX5
Pete KozmaDET615
Rajai DavisCLEX14
Rhys HoskinsPHI17X
Richard UrenaTOR13X
Rob RefsnyderTBRX10
Robbie GrossmanMINXX
Robinson CanoSEA14X
Ronald TorreyesNYYX119
Ronny RodriguezDET101712X
Rosell Herrera---185X9
Russell MartinTORXX
Ryan BraunMIL18X
Ryan FlahertyATL7X
Ryan GoinsKCRX5
Ryan McMahonCOLX1017
Ryan O'HearnKCRX11
Ryan RuaTEX7X
Salvador PerezKCRXX
Sam TravisBOS75
Scott KingeryPHI10X7
Sean RodriguezPITX1618
Shin-Soo ChooTEXXX
Steve Pearce---X15X
Steve WilkersonBAL96
Taylor Motter---56
Teoscar HernandezTORX9
Tim BeckhamBALXX7
Tommy La StellaCHC15X
Tony KempHOU7X
Travis ShawMIL17XX
Trey ManciniBALXX18
Tucker BarnhartCINX11
Tyler Austin---XX
Tyler Saladino---6X
Tyler WadeNYYX7
Tyler WhiteHOUXX
Tzu-Wei LinBOSX6
Victor CaratiniCHCXX
Victor ReyesDETXX
Whit MerrifieldKCR5XX11
Wil MyersSDPXX
Willians AstudilloMIN166
Willson ContrerasCHCX5
Willy AdamesTBR10X
Wilmer DifoWSNXX9
Wilmer FloresNYMX1310
Wilson Ramos---X5
Yadiel RiveraMIA511XX9
Yadier MolinaSTLX5
Yairo MunozSTLXXXX
Yandy DiazCLE9916
Yangervis SolarteTORXX77
Yuli GurrielHOUX15X8
Zack CozartLAA16X15

Notable/Potential In-Season Qualifiers

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First Base

  • With Carlos Santana gone, Rhys Hoskins should get 10 games at first within the first two weeks of the season. This is probably the easiest call I will have here. Yay, no effort necessary!
  • Daniel Murphy is in a similar situation to Hoskins in that 1B is the only place for him to go. While he already has eligibility at first base in Yahoo leagues, he should gain 1B prowess in all leagues in April.

Second Base

  • The Brewers don't care what your position was before you got to Milwaukee. Case and point, Mike Moustakas should be the starting 2B against right-handers for the 2019 iteration of the Brew Crew. That flexibility between second and third for fantasy is underrated.
  • Oddly enough, Jurickson Profar has eligibility at every infield position but second base. I don't know why, but I've always thought of him as a 2B first. Anyway, he will be forced to play at the keystone with Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman on the left side of the infield.

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Third Base

  • At the moment, the White Sox appear to be moving Yoan Moncada to third. It's an interesting development for an interesting player and that's something to keep a close eye on in March.

Shortstop


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