In fantasy baseball, being eligible at two or more positions gives a player a boost in value. Those players can also give your team a boost, especially on Mondays and Thursdays when daily lineups have to be mixed and matched around who is playing and who has an off day. That’s when multi-position players really come in handy.
But, who are the guys worth picking up and who’s better off staying on the waiver wire?
Here are five multi-position players who should be added to your bench if you can find a spot for them:
Orlando Cabrera, 2B/SS, Cleveland Indians (45% owned) – Cabrera’s been around for awhile, but he’s still underappreciated when it comes to fantasy value. With the Indians’ recent resurgence, Cabrera’s value has never been higher. If you need middle infield help, Cabrera is currently hitting .279 with 21 RBI and 20 runs scored.
Darwin Barney, 2B/SS, Chicago Cubs (42%) – Barney is having a very solid rookie season with the Cubs. He’s hitting .315 right now and has scored 20 runs for a team that hasn’t been doing a lot of scoring this season. He should continue to play everyday, and will maintain his value for as long as he does.
Jhonny Peralta, 3B/SS, Detroit Tigers (39%) – Looking for help on the left side of your infield? Look no farther than Peralta, who is hitting .295 with four home runs and 20 RBI this season. Keep riding him while he’s hot.
Mitch Moreland, OF/1B, Texas Rangers (36%) – Moreland has been playing really well for the Rangers this season. He’s currently hitting .302 with five home runs and 12 RBI. He’s also scored 19 runs and has an OPS of .925. If you can find room for him on your roster, do it.
Matt LaPorta, OF/1B, Cleveland Indians (16%) – LaPorta’s average (.255) is lower than the other guys on this list, but he’s still valuable. He is eligible at two positions and has hit four home runs and amassed 17 RBI. As long as the Indians stay hot, LaPorta will have value in deeper leagues. He’s also a guy to keep an eye on in the very near future.