Sitting on the bench isn’t any fun, especially when you’re playing much better than the players who are getting the nod each and every day.
That’s currently the case for several players this season.
Playing time isn’t easy to get these days in Major League Baseball. Those who want it have to earn it first and there may be limited opportunities to do so. Making the most of those chances when given them is essential.
Let’s take a look at some of the bench players that deserve to be playing much more frequently this season while addressing why the incumbent needs a break.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus.