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New Position Assignments This Season

Players are assigned positions for the current season based on where they played the previous season in MLB games.  As new players are entered into the system during the winter or during the season, their listed position at Baseball America provides their initial authorized position.

For lineup purposes, a player cannot be placed in a fielding position for which he is not authorized.

During the regular season, positions can be added to hitters for one of two reasons:

  • Plays 10 total games at a given position
  • Plays 5 consecutive games at a given position (Games as DH, or as only a PH/PR do not break a 5-game streak)

Pitchers are listed as either SP or RP, but that position designation is only meant as a guideline.  To provide better guidance for lineups, BWB will update positions during the season for these situations:

  • Starting Pitcher with 3 or more relief appearances will have "RP" added to his position
  • Relief Pitcher with 2 or more starts will have "SP" added to his position
    • In a 2022 change, BWB will be looking more closely at relievers who have starts. In the age of the opener and the bullpen game, adding "SP" to bullpen guys who don't pitch more than an inning or two doesn't provide much help to you. It's not a perfect number, but for the most part we're looking for 2 or more starts that last greater than 2 IP.

New positions are typically updated for players every 2-3 days.  Players can only be placed into their new positions once the player list on the website has been updated - and only for the current week - they cannot retroactively be applied to previous weeks.  However, once the player qualifies for a new position, if he is listed as a bench player or your team's DH, he can sub into the lineup using the new position.

See BWB Rules on positions


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Position Additions


NameML TeamNew PositionReasonDate QualifiedDate Posted
Elvis AndrusCWS2B5 consecutive games4/3/20234/5/2023
Jazz ChisholmMiaOF5 consecutive games4/3/20234/5/2023
Ryan McMahonCol2B5 consecutive games4/3/20234/5/2023
Miguel VargasLAD2B5 consecutive games4/3/20234/5/2023
Orlando ArciaAtlSS5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Joey GalloMin1B5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Nico HoernerChC2B5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Jean SeguraMia3B5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Brice TurangMil2B5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Anthony VolpeNYYSS5 consecutive games4/4/20234/8/2023
Ezequiel DuranTexOF5 consecutive games4/5/20234/8/2023
Kyle FarmerMin2B5 consecutive games4/5/20234/8/2023
Chris TaylorLADSS5 consecutive games4/8/20234/10/2023
Blake SabolSFC5 consecutive games4/11/20234/14/2023
Ha-seong KimSD2B10 total games4/13/20234/14/2023
Vaughn GrissomAtlSS5 consecutive games4/18/20234/20/2023
Vaughn GrissomAtlSS5 consecutive games4/18/20234/20/2023
Brett WiselySFOF5 consecutive games4/22/20234/24/2023
Isiah Kiner-FalefaNYYOF10 total games4/23/20234/24/2023
Nick MadrigalChC3B5 consecutive games4/23/20234/24/2023
Giovanny UrshelaLAA1B10 total games4/28/20235/1/2023
Enmanuel ValdezBos2B5 consecutive games4/29/20235/1/2023
Nick SenzelCin3B5 consecutive games4/30/20235/1/2023
Ezequiel DuranTexSS10 total games5/3/20235/4/2023
Justin TurnerBos1B5 consecutive games5/6/20235/7/2023
Justin TurnerBos1B5 consecutive games5/6/20235/7/2023
Tucupita MarcanoPitSS5 consecutive games5/9/20235/11/2023
Tucupita MarcanoPitSS5 consecutive games5/9/20235/11/2023
Jose CaballeroSea2B10 total games5/12/20235/14/2023
Maikel GarciaKC3B10 total games5/17/20235/18/2023
Chris TaylorLAD3B10 total games5/21/20235/22/2023
Jose BarreroCinOF10 total games5/22/20235/25/2023
Owen MillerMil3B10 total games5/22/20235/25/2023
Mookie BettsLAD2B10 total games5/23/20235/25/2023
David FryCleC5 consecutive games5/24/20235/25/2023


NameML TeamNew PositionReasonDate Posted
Mason EnglertDetRP3 relief appearances4/8/2023
Josh WinckowskiBosRP3 relief appearances4/8/2023
Tyler AlexanderDetRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Matt BoydDetSP2 starts4/10/2023
Hunter BrownHouSP2 starts4/10/2023
Dane DunningTexRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Tanner HouckBosSP2 starts4/10/2023
Drey JamesonAriRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Seth LugoSDSP2 starts4/10/2023
Adrian MartinezOakRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Nick MartinezSDSP2 starts4/10/2023
Johan OviedoPitSP2 starts4/10/2023
Cole RagansTexRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Clarke SchmidtNYYSP2 starts4/10/2023
Keegan ThompsonChCRP3 relief appearances4/10/2023
Vincent VelasquezPitSP2 starts4/10/2023
Trevor WilliamsWasSP2 starts4/10/2023
Jake WoodfordStLSP2 starts4/10/2023
Luis CessaCinSP2 starts4/14/2023
Xzavion CurryCleRP3 relief appearances4/14/2023
Jake JunisSFRP3 relief appearances4/14/2023
Connor SeaboldColRP3 relief appearances4/14/2023
Matthew StrahmPhiSP2 starts4/14/2023
Thad WardWasRP3 relief appearances4/14/2023
Bryse WilsonMilRP3 relief appearances4/14/2023
Tucker DavidsonLAARP3 relief appearances4/17/2023
Garrett WhitlockBosSP2 starts4/17/2023
Adam OllerOakRP3 relief appearances4/20/2023
Adam OllerOakRP3 relief appearances4/20/2023
Yonny ChirinosTBRP3 relief appearances4/24/2023
Noah DavisColSP2 starts4/24/2023
Brent HeadrickMinRP3 relief appearances4/27/2023
Luke WeaverCinSP2 starts4/27/2023
Tristan BeckSFRP3 relief appearances5/1/2023
Kutter CrawfordBosRP3 relief appearances5/1/2023
Bryan HoeingMiaSP2 starts5/1/2023
Casey LeguminaCinRP3 relief appearances5/1/2023
Devin SmeltzerMiaRP3 relief appearances5/1/2023
Chase SilsethLAARP3 relief appearances5/4/2023
Ryan YarbroughKCSP2 starts5/4/2023
Shintaro FujinamiOakRP3 relief appearances5/7/2023
Shintaro FujinamiOakRP3 relief appearances5/7/2023
Tyson MillerMilRP3 relief appearances5/7/2023
Tyson MillerMilRP3 relief appearances5/7/2023
Javier AssadChCRP3 relief appearances5/11/2023
Javier AssadChCRP3 relief appearances5/11/2023
Brandon BielakHouSP2 starts5/14/2023
Ross StriplingSFRP3 relief appearances5/14/2023
Josh FlemingTBSP2 starts5/18/2023
Chris FlexenSeaRP3 relief appearances5/18/2023
Cooper CriswellTBRP3 relief appearances5/22/2023
Ben LivelyCinSP2 starts5/25/2023
Sean ManaeaSFRP3 relief appearances5/25/2023
Jesse ScholtensCWSRP3 relief appearances5/25/2023