NOTE: In custom leagues, the League Manager CANNOT change the listed position of any player in the game.
Positional Eligibility for Batters
Additional position eligibility for hitters cannot be granted before one of the criteria listed below is met, even if that player starts the season at the top of his team's depth chart at that position. :
Games played at a position during the most recent season in which they played at least one game: (20 games or tied for most games played if less than 20)
- Games played at a position during the current season: 10 (The eligibility will take place on the 11th day, even if no game is played that day)
Positional Eligibility for Pitchers
Additional positional eligibility for Pitchers occurs when one of the following conditions is met:
- Current Season: 3
- Previous Season: 5
- Current Season: 5
- Previous Season: 8
Note: From time to time, ESPN may make the decision to assign SP or RP eligibility to a pitcher prior to meeting the conditions stated above but whose value is dramatically affected by an anticipated role change. Unlike hitters, who still accrue the same statistics no matter what their position, the nature of starting pitching versus relief pitching increases the impact of a role change. However, ESPN will not remove eligibility from a player who has achieved one of the above-stated milestones. Please also note that SP and RP are custom positions only; the ESPN standard game uses the generic "P" position.