MLB: The 10 Most Underrated Players in Baseball

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Feb 24, 2013; Dunedin, FL, USA; A general view during the top of the sixth inning of a spring training game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball is the ultimate team sport. In football, if you have Adrian Peterson and nothing else you can still make the playoffs by giving him the ball almost every down.

In baseball a team playing together can overcome the best hitter and pitcher on the planet twice in three years to bring home the ultimate goal. This post is for the real MLB money ball players, the guys who get overlooked even in their own cities but time and time again prove to be the glue that holds together great squads or the workmen who never give up on a lost season.

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  • Jeremy Dougherty

    Good list. Thanks for putting Hill on there. All season he carried the Dbacks and when Upton was traded everyone kept saying the Dbacks traded away their best player. Nope, that was Hill in 2012 and he really deserves more credit outside of AZ and this list. Thanks for giving him some props!

    • Christopher Cooper

      Thanks for the comment; it’s a shame how few people really respect the year that Hill had; as a Giants fan him and Goldschmidt scared me the most last year.

    • Brett Buck

      Agreed, very good list. Crawford could arguable be higher. He’s the slickest fielder I have seen since Omar Vizquel. He had some problems very early in the season that were anomalies, if it weren’t for that it was Gold Glove stuff from about May on. He hit acceptably well for a shortstop in the second half.

      Same thing with Brandon Belt, by the way.

      • Christopher Cooper

        Belt was way better than people give him credit for in the second half; and he handled Bochy’s benching with a class beyond his years. I was tempted to add him but I think a lot of people still havn’t given up on him or disguarded him enough to be considered top ten underrated. Thanks for reading.