This article is part of our The Z Files series.Last week, I discussed some playing time trends, for those inclined to adjust expectation to their own tastes. There was an abundance of numbers with a dearth of names. As a follow-up, the players enjoying a playing time bump during the span of the study will be revealed, in an effort to identify commonality to help peg this season's beneficiaries.
By means of reminder, the hitters' pool was grouped into tiers by number of plate appearances, looking at how many of each level garnered more playing time. Data from the previous six seasons was employed, generating five years' worth of batters. Age is as of June 1 of the later season.
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