Let’s say I own Jalen Beeks. He doesn’t technically start his games, but he pitches 5 innings and is in line for the win. He seems to be functioning as a starting pitcher, even if he’s not that in name. So do I play him in the SP or the RP slot?
The Ottoneu rules state: “To get credit for a pitcher’s performance, you must play him in the same role as his major league team uses him. Pitchers who start in real life must be put into SP roles, and pitchers who come out of the pen must be put into RP roles, regardless of eligibility.” But it seems like those very roles are starting to get more fuzzy. So how should players handle this type of situation?
I guess the answer hinges on the purpose of the SP/RP rule. I’ve looked around a bit to find the reasoning but couldn’t find anything.