SPECULATOR: Skills searching for roles, 2023

We're all itching to dissect this season's early returns—heck, we've been guilty of making snap judgments ourselves (hitters | pitchers)—but it can be just as worthwhile to look at those who haven't been given an everyday shot, yet have the skills to make an impact.

After all, our age-old "Draft skills, not roles" mantra pertains to in-season pickups as well. Jumping on a few of these hitters before they snag an everyday gig can pay off handsomely over the season's final five months.

Filtering out injuries, here are the hitters with <40 plate appearances (roughly 50% playing time at this point) ranked by projected BPV (from our Stats and Projections page) through Sunday, April 23. Our pitcher calls are a bit more subjective, focusing more on sixth starter types and potential rookie call-ups.

Players with commentaries are in bold,...

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