Michael Cuddyer might soon be the cure to some fantasy owners’ 3B ills. Those of us riding out Alberto Callaspo or Chone Figgins (me) at the hot corner might be interested in what Rotowire.com has to say:
Cuddyer is in the starting lineup at third base for Wednesday’s game against the Brewers. He says he’s open to playing more third even after interleague play is over, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Recommendation: The Twins were reluctant to play Cuddyer at third base in the past because they worried he took his problems fielding the position to the plate. Now it sounds like Cuddyer and the Twins may have had a change of heart on him playing third base. Having Cuddyer at third base would certainly improve Minnesota’s lineup since they could put Delmon Young, Jason Kubel and Jim Thome all into the lineup once they have the DH. Cuddyer has played three games at third base and it sounds like he could soon play enough to qualify at the position in most leagues.
Those of you in the silly 1 GP position eligibility qualifications may have already noticed the little “3B” next to Cuddyer’s name. For leagues such as that he’s actually more valuable at 2B since he started a game at that position back on May 31. But for the majority of us toiling in Yahoo! leagues, this is the endgame we’re working with:
If a position player makes five (5) starts or 10 total appearances at a new position during this season, he will become eligible to play that position in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Baseball.
Cuddyer might not be a world beater but he’s hitting in the 4-6 spots in a Twins lineup full of professional OBP machines. As long as he’s healthy Michael Cuddyer could provide solid stats in four of the five standard rotisserie categories. Two starts or seven total appearances more and you can finally kick Jhonny Peralta back to the FA pool where he belongs.