Reserve-round bargains: Hitters

Updated: March 2, 2010, 3:03 PM ET
By Jason Grey
Ah, the reserve rounds. Some fantasy owners use them to take a chance on rookies or upside players. Others use them to take good players with undefined roles. And still others use them to grab backups at the spots on their rosters where they currently are weak.

ESPN Fantasy leagues are filling fast, and the nice byproduct of that is we already have some worthwhile average draft position data to analyze. One of the interesting things I'm noticing while perusing the early draft results is the quality of a handful of players who can be had in what amounts to the reserve rounds in our standard (10-team, 22-man-active) format.

With that, here are some of the best options at each offensive position who might be worth taking a chance on for your bench slots. For the purpose of this exercise, we're looking at players who have an early ADP of 221 or later: