Baseball fans often misconstrue what it means to call someone overrated. Being overrated doesn't only have to do with talent, it has to do with perception compared to talent.
Take Mark Teixeira. The Yankees first baseman is a very good hitter, but he is perceived as a great one—overrated.
Its interesting, though, how that better-than-what-he-is perception comes about for certain players. For Big Tex, it's past performance.
It can also stem from too much hype or a hefty contract.
Here are some of the most overrated players in the game and why they are considered as such.