Throughout the history of Major League Baseball there have been many players who have been overlooked, undervalued and under appreciated. It takes a true fan of baseball to recognize these players and often times it is only the hometown fans that truly realize how great these players are.
Pitchers seem to get overlooked quite a bit. They pitch only a few times a week and rarely make the highlight reels unless they throw a shutout or make an amazing play. That makes them no less important than a position player.
In recent years there has been a great influx of young pitchers throughout both leagues. As they mature, there will be those who find the headlines and become household names. In contrast, there will also be those who fail to find the headlines. That does not necessarily mean that they are bad pitchers. In fact they can simply be overlooked.
Chuck Finley is one of many pitchers who has been overlooked and underrated in the past 25 years. Here are 11 of the most underrated pitchers to take the mound in those 25 years, in no particular order.