ALTERNATIVE: Scoresheet 2023 Defensive Range and Eligibility Changes

The Scoresheet 2023 Player Lists were released a little over a week ago on January 27. For this post, we will focus on defense. First, I’ll go over the major defensive range changes for 2023. Then I’ll identify some players who lost eligibility and some who are expected to gain eligibility.

Controversy in the Offseason

There was an extensive discussion on the Scoresheet-talk Google Group regarding Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS, SD) that resulted in a modification to language in the official rules. Tatis did not play at all in 2022, and the Padres signed Xander Bogaerts (SS, SD) in late 2022. In the process, the Padres also indicated that Tatis would no longer be in the mix at SS. As a result, there was legitimate consideration in how to handle...


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