Dietrich put up an excellent .374 on-base percentage in a career-high 351 plate appearances, but his numbers were also bolstered by a healthy diet of right-handed pitchers. He remains a left-handed option behind Dee Gordon at second base and Martin Prado at third, but he will at least get the money of a premium back-up through his first round of arbitration.
Johnson hasn't shown much to indicate that he can stick in the big leagues, but he should at least get a shot at a roster spot during spring training with the Braves. Johnson spent most of 2016 with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City, where he put up a .677 OPS as a 25-year-old and was 26-for-37 on stolen bases. He has a .226/.299/.264 in 119 career major league plate appearances.
Kenley Jansen's signing was formally announced and Johnson was bumped from the 40-man roster in a corresponding move. He will now be subjected to waivers. Johnson, now 26, was only able to muster a .261/.321/.356 line in 120 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, bring his career line at the Triple-A level to .281/.336/.392.
The 27-year-old was non-tendered by the Padres earlier in December, but he'll remain in the NL West and reunite with his former manager Bud Black. Amarista doesn't have the most impressive batting line (career .230/.276/.320), but his speed and expansive defensive versatility should play well into a super utility role off of Colorado's bench.
Danny Espinosa is now an Angel and Stephen Drew is a free agent, leaving the path clear for Difo to claim a spot on the 25-man roster. He's spent most of the last two seasons at Double-A Harrisburg, compiling a .268/.316/.369 line with 54 steals in 66 attempts, and that speed might make him an intriguing late-round dart in deeper fantasy formats should he break camp with the Nats. With Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner as the starting double-play duo though, playing time for Difo could be scarce.
A tenth-round draft pick back in 2015, Tobias certainly doesn't have anywhere near the prospect shine of other hitters in the rebuilt Phillies system, but his hitting stats certainly stood out during his time with Low-A Lakewood in 2016. The 24-year-old pieced together an .819 OPS thanks to 34 extra-base hits and a 7.5 percent walk rate. He experienced some struggles upon a promotion to High-A Clearwater in July, but a quick progression through the minor leagues is not out of the question if he continues to adapt to the more advanced pitchers in the minors.
Sogard was a constant non-factor in fantasy when he was on Oakland's big league roster, and he is even less interesting as a minor league depth piece. At last check, he was expected to play in the second half of winter ball after missing most of 2016 recovering from knee surgery.
The 27-year-old was initially non-tendered by San Diego, but given his major league experience and defensive utility, the Padres decided to bring him back. Pirela will likely head into 2017 with an organizational depth role.
Murphy at least emphasized that he's healthy now, per MASN's Mark Zuckerman, but this is still worrying news. Murphy missed 13 straight games to end the 2016 season and hit .150 during the NLDS. He bounced back to hit .438 in the NLCS, but recurring leg injuries for 31-year-old second basemen whom already had limited range on defense are not ideal. He's still one of the top players in fantasy, it might just be wise to have a backup in line.
Iribarren reached the majors for the first time since 2009 last season and played surprisingly well, batting .311 in 45 at-bats with Cincinnati. He'll return to try to garner a reserve utility role out of spring training, although it'll be tough for a middling 32-year-old to swipe a 40-man roster spot while the Reds are trying to rebuild with younger pieces.