thanks toysboys and welcome aboard. You make great points. Biglen and some of the others also weighed in and I listened while trying to find a happy medium. I ended up with below average random AAA. Honestly, my thought is that I want bad, but plausible players at each position--you know, is it realistic to have a left handed catcher have to play short? And without giving away too much in terms of strategy, not many have tried the approach you are talking about...I think we have some pretty diverse teams in here. in any case, we'll tweek as this goes on to find a sweet spot most can get on board with. But for now, I think the current rules work for most. thanks again.