Early deep league targets, 2024

As we did with starting pitchers this week, let's help you target where to spend your speculative dollars on hitters if you play in a very competitive or deep league.

Here are a bunch of under-the-radar bats in each league that could be worth pursuing if you are searching for speculative targets. We'll also sprinkle in some unheralded prospects; see our prospect coverage for other options there.
 

AMERICAN LEAGUE


Lawrence Butler (RF, OAK) is sitting with a .184 BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, and .578 OPS after 113 PA, leaving him on the waiver wire in a lot of leagues. However, Butler's batted ball output suggests he has been very unlucky (93.1 mph EV, 12.6 LA, 9.2% Brl%), an assertion confirmed by his modest .254 BABIP. Naysayers will point to his...

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