Fantasy Baseball: Ben Zobrist and Multi-Position Players We Love

By Professor Bush
Kim Klement – USA Today Sports

Look at the fantasy baseball standings from your league last year. There is a good chance that the winning team lead the league in the number of games played.

How do you make sure that you fully utilize your games-played allowance? If you have a few players eligible at multiple positions, you would have a better shot. This allows you to move players around when one player has a short-term injury without going on the DL. If a starter gets a day off, you could just slip in a substitute more easily.

So lets look at some of these popular valuable multi-position players.

Ben Zobrist (2B, SS, OF) should be batting cleanup for the Tampa Bay Rays this season. He has played 150 or more games each of the last four years. While he has not quite made it yet, Zobrist always seems to be in the hunt for that 20/20 season.

Martin Prado (2B, 3B, SS, OF) has batted over .300 in four of the last five years. A typical 80 run, 10 HR and 70 RBI output to go with that AVG makes a nice package for a player you can plug into so many positions.

Mark Trumbo (1B, 3B, OF) had 61 HR and 184 RBI in the past two seasons for the Los Angeles Angels. He probably won’t keep his eligibility at 3B past this season, so you might be looking to trade him while his value is high.

Todd Frazier (1B, 3B, OF) had 19 HR in 128 games last year. If he were to play 150 games, he should have a good shot at 25 HR this season. With the players batting ahead of him in the Cincinnati Reds lineup, he could have a nice pile of RBI as well.

Michael Young (1B, 2B, 3B) has played 155 or more games in 10 of the last 11 seasons. He had 90 or more RBI in six of the last nine seasons. While at age 36 he might not play as many games this season, he is a very valuable player to have on your team. He is still available in 24% of Yahoo! leagues.

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