Scrub Dual-Eligible Baseball Players

So we are 2 days away from pitchers and catchers. Getting excited yet?  This is the perfect time to look for those players you can grab at the end of your draft when most are autopicking. I’m not going to list every player that is dual position eligible. Especially, because the majority of dual eligible players are 1B/OF.  Here are just a few I noticed while tweaking my ESPN settings for my fantasy baseball league.

Ryan Doumit is a catcher that also spends some of his time over a 1B. A catcher who plays first doesn’t do much for me. Now a catcher that plays outfield? That has some value. Jake Fox  fits that bill. Granted, Fox sucks with a .217 batting average so I guess he don’t do it either.

Lets look at the break in butter. Those infielders that can play any position. Omar Infante is the man. He basically plays anywhere- 2nd, 3rd, and OF. He makes the perfect fantasy bench player- 2010 numbers: .321,  homers, 47 RBIs, 134 games played. I will be targeting Infante in my baseball draft. No Doubt.

Jerry Hairston has been off and on my fantasy teams for at least 3 years. I can’t leave this journeyman utility player out of this post. He even has a bit of speed still in his step with 9 stolen bases last year. Now, he is residing with the Washington Nationals. I see him getting a hitch in his step and playing more then expected. His 2010 campaign:  .244, 10 homers, 50 RBIs in 119 games.

Ben Zobrist  might be the best player I mention in this post. He truly isn’t a scrub however his numbers aren’t “hot” for a RF. He has a place on a fantasy baseball roster primarily because of his speed (24 SBs) and eligibility at OF, 2B, and 1B. His 2010 numbers: .238, 10 homers, 75 RBIs, in 151 games.


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