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Unlike Fantasy Football, when you draft a player for a position in Fantasy Baseball, he could be eligible to play at other positions, based on his play last year. He could also gain position eligibility at other positions this season.

So drafting good players that are eligible at multiple positions in Fantasy Baseball is a good idea because it affords your team some flexibility.

For instance, if you draft someone like Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs, who has eligibility at second base and outfield in most Fantasy formats, then you can more easily draft a DH-only player like David Ortiz, Kendrys Morales or Prince Fielder.

We listed out all of the hitters that are eligible at multiple positions for Fantasy Baseball in 2016, using 20 games played from 2015 as the standard cutoff. You should know that most leagues also allow a player to get eligibility at a new position once they play there five games this season.

Make sure you know your league’s eligibility rules, as some leagues only use 10 or 15 games played from 2015 to make them eligible at a position.

2016 Fantasy Baseball Multiple Position Eligibility Players

We’ve listed players at their primary positions from 2015, so if you can’t find the player you’re thinking about, check his other position. We did not list the games played at other positions for each player if they were not more than 20. Finally, we bolded the players that have eligibility at THREE different Fantasy positions.

Primarily Catchers

Alex Avila, Chicago White Sox (44 games at catcher; 23 games at first base)

Buster Posey, San Francisco (106 at C; 42 at 1B)

Stephen Vogt, Oakland (100 at C; 25 at 1B)

Primarily First Basemen

Mark Canha, Oakland (75 at 1B; 61 at OF)

Chris Davis, Baltimore (111 at 1B; 30 at OF)

Marwin Gonzalez, Houston (43 at 1B; 32 at SS; 21 at 3B)

Chris Johnson, Miami (30 at 1B; 27 at 3B)

Tyler Moore, Washington (39 at 1B; 21 at OF)

Ben Paulsen, Colorado (91 at 1B; 20 at OF)

Mark Reynolds, Colorado (100 at 1B; 22 at 3B)

Clint Robinson, Washington (44 at 1B; 37 at OF)

Sean Rodriguez, Pittsburgh (102 at 1B; 29 at OF)

Darin Ruf, Philadelphia (66 at 1B; 22 at OF)

Primarily Second Basemen

Ehire Adrianza, San Francisco (20 at 2B; 20 at SS)

Tim Beckham, Tampa Bay (38 at 2B; 28 at SS)

Logan Forsythe, Tampa Bay (126 at 2B; 26 at 1B)

Ryan Goins, Toronto (66 at 2B; 58 at SS)

Jedd Gyorko, St. Louis (93 at 2B; 29 at SS)

Aaron Hill, Milwaukee (47 at 2B; 38 at 3B)

Brock Holt, Boston (58 at 2B; 35 at OF; 33 at 3B)

Daniel Murphy, Washington (69 at 2B; 42 at 3B)

Chris Owings, Arizona (115 at 2B; 35 at SS)

Cliff Pennington, L.A. Angels (33 at 2B; 29 at SS)

Anthony Rendon, Washington (59 at 2B; 28 at 3B)

Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs (86 at 2B; 61 at SS)

Ben Zobrist, Chicago Cubs (69 at 2B; 49 at OF)

Primarily Shortstops

Starlin Castro, New York Yankees (109 at SS; 38 at 2B)

Eduardo Escobar, Minnesota (71 at SS; 36 at OF)

Wilmer Flores, New York Mets (103 at SS; 38 at 2B)

Brad Miller, Tampa Bay (89 at SS; 35 at OF)

Jose Ramirez, Cleveland (46 at SS; 33 at 2B)

Primarily Third Basemen

Andres Blanco, Philadelphia ((36 at 3B; 22 at 2B)

Taylor Featherston, Philadelphia (39 at 3B; 33 at 2B; 22 at SS)

Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh (72 at 3B; 37 at 2B; 22 at SS)

Elian Herrera, L.A. Dodgers (47 at 3B; 36 at 2B)

Jung-ho Kang, Pittsburgh (77 at 3B; 60 at SS)

Brett Lawrie, Oakland (109 at 3B; 42 at 2B)

Casey McGehee, Miami (42 at 3B; 21 at 1B)

Andrew Romine, Detroit (59 at 3B; 27 at SS)

Yangervis Solarte, San Diego (92 at 3B; 28 at 1B)

Luis Valbuena, Houston (99 at 3B; 31 at 1B)

Danny Valencia, Oakland (55 at SS; 37 at OF)

Primarily Outfielders

Cody Asche, Philadelphia (63 at OF; 51 at 3B)

Mike Aviles, Detroit (39 at OF; 28 at 3B; 23 at SS)

Lonnie Chisenhall, Cleveland (51 at OF; 50 at 3B)

Chris Colabello, Toronto (46 at OF; 34 at 1B)

Derek Dietrich, Miami (46 at OF; 26 at 3B)

Alex Guerrero, L.A. Dodgers (29 at OF; 22 at 3B)

Enrique Hernandez, L.A. Dodgers (34 at OF; 20 at 2B)

Kelly Johnson, Atlanta (37 at OF; 28 at 2B; 25 at 1B)

Garrett Jones, New York Yankees (27 at OF; 21 at 1B)

Brandon Moss, St. Louis (92 at OF; 42 at 1B)

Wil Myers, San Diego (42 at OF; 22 at 1B)

Steve Pearce, Tampa Bay (49 at OF; 28 at 1B)

Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs (43 at OF; 21 at C)

Yasmany Tomas, Arizona (63 at OF; 31 at 3B)

Mark Trumbo, Baltimore (88 at OF; 23 at 1B)

Scott Van Slyke, L.A. Dodgers (74 at OF; 21 at 1B)

Players With Both Starter and Relief Pitcher Position Eligibility

Starting pitchers with relief pitcher eligibility are very important in Head-to-Head leagues (points leagues) because they enable Fantasy players to get two starts from pitchers in their relief pitcher slots once every three weeks. However, if you get a bad pitcher – well, then you get two bad starts in a one-week period.

Pitchers are listed as starting pitchers if they started at least five games last season, whereas relievers are determined so if they pitch at least 10 games in relief last season.

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee (22 starts; 15 RP games)

Ryan Vogelsong, Pittsburgh (22 starts; 11 RP games)

Jerome Williams, Free Agent (21 starts; 12 RP games)

Odrisamer Despaigne, Baltimore (18 starts; 16 RP games)

Chris Young, Kansas City (18 starts; 16 RP games)

Adam Warren, Chicago Cubs (17 starts; 26 RP games)

Trevor May, Minnesota (16 starts; 32 RP games)

Doug Fister, Houston (15 starts; 10 RP games)

Alex Colome, Tampa Bay (13 starts; 30 RP games)

Josh Collmenter, Arizona (12 starts; 32 RP games)

Tanner Roark, Washington (12 starts; 28 RP games)

Brad Hand, Miami (12 starts; 26 RP games)

Bud Norris, Atlanta (11 starts; 27 RP games)

Aaron Sanchez, Toronto (11 starts; 30 RP games)

Vidal Nuno, Seattle (10 starts; 25 RP games)

Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs (9 starts; 45 RP games)

Jose Urena, Miami (9 starts; 11 RP games)

Drew Pomeranz, San Diego (9 starts; 44 RP games)

Matt Andriese, Tampa Bay (8 starts; 17 RP games)

Vance Worley, Baltimore (8 starts; 15 RP games)

Ross Detwiler, Cleveland (7 starts; 34 RP games)

Vincent Velasquez, Philadelphia (7 starts; 12 RP games)

Kyle Ryan, Detroit (6 starts; 10 RP games)

Knowing which players have multiple position eligibility gives Fantasy Baseball owners more options as they watch their drafts unfold.

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