BATTERS: Early 2017 bench targets

As is the case with starting pitchers, owners often overvalue Opening Day starting lineups. Guys who start the season on the bench often can be rostered at a nice discount. Especially those with hidden or emerging skills, since they are likely to carve out a full-time role once an opportunity arises.

In fact, Jose Ramirez (3B/LF, CLE) was on the CLE bench at this time last year before producing a $30 season.

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