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Hitters Losing Positional Eligibility

I thought it might be helpful to make a list of all of the hitters that have lost eligibility at one or more positions going into 2016. This applies to all leagues with a 20 game minimum to qualify (ESPN and CBS, to name two).

Miguel Sano has many in the Twin Cities excited about 2016. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he won't have 3B eligibility to start the season.
Miguel Sano has many in the Twin Cities excited about 2016. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he won't have 3B eligibility to start the season.
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This post is pretty simple. It is just meant as a helpful guide to all the hitters that have lost at least one position of eligibility from the end of last season going into 2016. This is just a heads up that you will want to consider their new positions and not their old ones when determining their draft value. This also applies to keeper leagues, where your starting third baseman may no longer qualify and you need to scramble to find a new one (ahem, Pedro Alvarez, what am I supposed to do now?).

Kyle Schwarber losing catcher by one game really hurts. Other eligibility losses aren't that big of a deal, like Xander Bogaerts losing 3B since he's way more valuable at short anyway. Alex Rodriguez, Evan Gattis, Billy Butler, Kennys Vargas, the soon-to-be great Miguel Sano and Kendrys Morales are now DH-only. Good old HanRam is now OF-only, but at least he'll pick up 1B soon? I guess that really doesn't help. Delino Deshields and Chris Coghlan are outfielders that are waving goodbye to the middle infield.

Remember that these losses apply to leagues with 20 game minimums, as used by ESPN and CBS leagues. Yahoo is crazy and has a 5 game minimum. You get a position and you get a position and you get a position! Those in Yahoo leagues should just enjoy their generous positions and not rub it in the rest of our faces. Thanks.

Without further delay, here is the big list of hitters that are down one or more positions from the end of 2015 to this season. The list is in alphabetical order by first name. Tschus!

Name Positions ( * = Losing Eligibility)
Adonis Garcia OF*, 3B
Alberto Callaspo 1B*, 2B*, 3B
Alex Rodriguez DH, 3B*
Alexi Amarista 2B*, 3B*, SS, OF*
Andres Blanco 2B, 3B, SS*
Andrew Romine SS, 3B, 2B*, 1B*
Asdrubal Cabrera SS, 2B*
Ben Paulsen 1B, OF*
Ben Zobrist 2B, OF, SS*
Billy Butler 1B*, DH
Brad Miller SS, OF, 2B*
Brandon Belt 1B, OF*
Brayan Pena C, 1B*
Brian McCann C, 1B*
Brock Holt 2B, 3B, OF, SS*
Carlos Santana 1B, 3B*
Casey McGehee 3B. 1B*
Cesar Hernandez OF*, 3B*, SS*, 2B
Chris Coghlan OF, 2B*
Christian Colon SS, 2B*
Cory Spangenberg 2B, 3B*
Daniel Murphy 2B, 3B, 1B*
Daniel Castro 2B, SS*
Daniel Descalso 2B*, SS
Danny Espinosa 2B, 3B*
Danny Santana SS, OF*
Danny Valencia 1B*, 3B, OF
Delino Deshields Jr. OF, 2B*
Derek Dietrich 2B*, 3B, OF
Derek Norris C, 1B*
Eddie Rosario OF, 2B*
Eduardo Escobar SS, OF, 2B*, 3B*
Eduardo Nunez SS, 3B*
Ehire Adrianza SS, 2B*
Elian Herrera OF*, 2B, 3B
Enrique Hernandez 2B, OF, SS*
Eric Campbell 3B, OF*
Eric Sogard 2B, SS*
Evan Gattis DH, C*, OF*
Gordon Beckham 3B, 2B*
Hanley Ramirez OF, SS*
Hector Gomez SS*, 2B, 3B*
Hernan Perez 2B*, 3B
Ivan De Jesus 3B*, 2B, SS*
Jace Peterson 2B, SS*
Jake Smolinski 3B*, OF
Jason Rogers 3B*, 1B
Jon Herrera 2B, SS*, 3B*
Jose Ramirez 2B, SS, 3B*
Kelby Tomlinson 2B, SS*
Kelly Johnson 1B, 2B, 3B*, OF
Kendrys Morales DH, 1B*
Kennys Vargas DH, 1B*
Kris Bryant 3B, OF*
Kristopher Negron 3B*, SS, OF
Kyle Schwarber OF, C*
Luis Sardinas SS*, 2B
Luis Valbuena 1B, 3B, 2B*
Manny Machado 3B, SS*
Marcus Semien 2B*, 3B*, SS
Martin Prado 2B*, 3B
Marwin Gonzalez 1B, SS, 2B*, 3B*, OF*
Matt Carpenter 3B, 2B*
Matt Duffy 3B, 2B*
Max Muncy 1B, 3B*
Michael Cuddyer OF, 1B*
Miguel Sano DH, 3B*
Mike Aviles SS, 3B, OF, 2B*
Mike Morse 1B, OF*
Nick Franklin 2B, SS, 1B*
Nick Swisher 1B*, OF
Odubel Herrera OF, SS*
Pedro Alvarez 1B, 3B*
Pedro Ciriaco SS*, 3B
Pete Kozma SS, 2B*, 3B*
Rafael Ynoa 2B*, 3B*, OF
Ruben Tejada SS, 2B*, 3B*
Ryan Zimmerman 1B, 3B*, OF*
Sean Rodriguez 1B, OF, 2B*
Shane Peterson 1B*, OF
Skip Schumaker OF, 2B*
Stephen Piscotty OF, 1B, 3B*
Travis Shaw 1B, 3B*
Trevor Plouffe 3B, 1B*
Victor Martinez DH, 1B*
Wilin Rosario C*, 1B
Xander Bogaerts SS, 3B*
Yangervis Solarte 3B, 2B*, 1B
Yunel Escobar 3B, SS*