In Major League Baseball, teams need a superstar to carry them into contention. But what if the superstar is enduring a painful slump? Or what if the team isn't developed enough to have a legitimate superstar?
That's where having a solid, under-the-radar player on the roster can pay dividends.
There are several of these players in the American League Central that help make an impact for their teams through breakout years or solid play.
Here's a look at some of the top players who have made a contribution that's not noticed by most baseball fans.