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I had Jim Rice pinch hit and play SS in the 8th inning. Is there a way to ensure players only sub in to positions they are qualified to play?

In case anyone was wondering, he didn’t make a putout or error. Lol

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If you don’t have a sub for a position then the best thing to do is make sure the player (in this case your SS) is marked as “don’t pinch hit for”. That’s the only way to prevent other than turning off pinch hitting altogether.

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The game actually won’t pinch hit if there is no valid replacement. What happened here was Sandberg 2B/IF was on the bench, but there were three pinch hitters that inning and Sandberg entered as 1B so no one was there to replace Rice at SS.

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Good point Brian... normally it won't but this was a rare case... so you might want to dial down the # of players you have set to be PH for...

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I had Yount as my DH, any way the manager could have placed Yount at SS and Rice at DH?

I will try to adjust my PH as well

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DH's can only be Pinch Hit for, they can't take the field, or you would lose the DH and PC does not allow it.

That's why if you only have 2 catchers you should never DH one

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Thanks. Yes I never have my C's PH or be allowed to be PH for.
Wasnt aware that Yount couldnt play SS and Rice assume DH, thanks for the awareness.

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If your back-up Catcher has a better fielding % than your starter or, even better Fielding % AND DWar then your starter, you can allow your starting catcher to be pinch hit for or replaced for defensive purposes late in the game.

Just make sure your back up is set to NOT BE REPLACED-or pinch hit for - he will catch the rest of the game- late in the game a + arm catcher might throw out a base stealing attempt in a 1 run game and it could be a big difference.