BATTERS: Bench targets, 2021

As is the case with starting pitchers, owners often overvalue Opening Day starting lineups. As such, bats 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.

Here are a bunch of bench bats whose value could increase as the season moves along.
 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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