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Old 05-17-2018, 08:55 PM   #1
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Separate Force Role and Force Start

Hypothetically, I have Kershaw on my team as the "ace". I also have a young pitcher I want in the rotation that my manager refuses to take out of the bullpen. If I force his role as a SP, it automatically makes him the "ace" and bumps Kershaw to #2 in the rotation... but I just want the guy in the rotation, not at the top of it.

Or better yet, an option to force a specific spot in the rotation... but that's not entirely necessary. I'd just like to be able to tell my manager "hey, I want to see this guy in the rotation. I don't care which spot you put him in, just get him out of the bullpen."
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Agreed and for batters I'd like force start to be set by pitcher handedness.
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Hear, hear. Plus, anyone who knows how to correctly spell separate deserves to get their feature request implemented!
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Agreed and for batters I'd like force start to be set by pitcher handedness.
This too would be nice.

And I was thinking (and posted in another thread just now), give us two options for position players; Force Start by handedness (per your suggestion) and Force Utility.

If you choose Force Utility, they could have check-boxes for every position that you can mark and have the manager force him into a utility role at whichever positions you choose. So if I check SS, 3B, and 1B, the manager plugs him in the Utility #1 slots at SS, 3B, and 1B.
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