MLB hitters can be deemed underrated when fans and franchises fail to properly acknowledge their offensive excellence. There's still time to influence their opinions before the 2013 season opens.
Generally, all of them provide value that isn't easily perceived with the naked eye or through traditional statistics. Being situated in a small market obviously limits exposure, as does maintaining a low-key personality on a star-laden roster.
We habitually ignore position when analyzing production at the plate. In reality, it's important to compare individuals to others of similar stature and defensive responsibilities.
Ben Zobrist and the following players ought to be more widely appreciated.