Billy Butler and MLB's Most Underappreciated Hitting Stars

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Billy Butler and MLB's Most Underappreciated Hitting Stars
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Billy Butler is somehow one of the most underappreciated MLB stars.

Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals doesn't get the respect he deserves.

He's a lifetime .300 hitter and had 29 home runs and 107 RBI in 2012.

Yet he still doesn't get the respect he deserves across baseball.

After famously saying he would consider a Royal for last year's home-run derby, New York Yankees slugger Robinson Cano passed on Butler. That caused him to get booed a lot during the derby last year.

Regardless of the fact that Butler plays for the Royals, he continually goes out and does his job.

Sunday was just another example as he went 2-for-4 with one home run and seven RBI in a win against the Philadelphia Phillies.

However, Butler is not the only hitting star who doesn't get the respect he deserves. Here's a look at nine others.

 

All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com

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