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    SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

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    Seeing how Clay addressed the minor league pitcher usage issue, I could see a similar feature for position players.

    Allow the user to assign a priority to minor league players.

    For example a rating of 1 - 3 stars

    If there are two players at the same position at the same level the priority rating would tell the AI who to give more playing time to.

    This would be most helpful when the following situation arises:
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    SS: Johnny B Prospect (71/95)
    SS: Older den Dirt (73/73)

    The way Mogul currently works the Older den Dirt player would get the majority of playing time hindering the star prospects development.

    Giving the prospect the higher priority rating would give him the playing time.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    Agreed.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    i 3rd this

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    As you would say fili, Precis!
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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    I'm sure it simple enough for Clay to do!

    How about it Clay, can we hear from you?

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    I would like this too

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    It could be done just like the minor league pitchers

    Usage:
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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    I'd probably add a platoon split as well.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    I'd probably add a platoon split as well.
    For minors? Cool enough, but I'll be very satisfied just being able to tell the game to play my prospect more than my vet

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    I'd like to see the option to change usage (the way you can do with pitchers now) not only for playing time, but for position.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe12Pack View Post
    I'd like to see the option to change usage (the way you can do with pitchers now) not only for playing time, but for position.
    That's a very good point

    Then I guess going back to 1Q from here would be the best way. Though, seeing how he did it with pitchers there must be something in the code that makes it not easy to do it that way

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    Quote Originally Posted by BINGLEBOP View Post
    I'd probably add a platoon split as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by filihok View Post
    For minors? Cool enough, but I'll be very satisfied just being able to tell the game to play my prospect more than my vet
    Agreed, those two options would be enough. I'd just like something "in the middle" for those times when you have two veterans that have reached their peak. I'd like to have them split time, regardless of if they're lefties or righties.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    I try to avoid this situation by not having two players at the same position at the same level in the minors. When I haven't been able to avoid it both players have always been prospects, usually at AAA when I'm a year or two away from making room on the active roster; I've never kept old-timers in my minors. I find it hard to imagine I would ever want to platoon players in the minors.

    I have fiddled with pitcher usage to some extent and could see making use of secondary position assignments -- a catcher who could play a decent third base or outfield would be handy.

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    Re: SUGGESTION: Allow user to assign playing time to minor league position players

    definitely love this idea... I've got a few vets or specs that didn't turn in to much but could fill in on the ML bench if needed. They're sitting in the minors, and because they're a little better they get all the playing time. Additionally if you have a deep minor league system, you may have 6 specs at one position divided among 4 levels. It would be nice to specify which specs are to receive the majority of the playing time.

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