Every winning baseball team has a player or two that goes relatively unnoticed, their contributions undervalued by the bigger names on the team.
Sometimes they are bunt specialists, defensive wizards, or pinch-hitting specialists.
But to the true baseball eye, there are many underrated players in the MLB today putting up quite remarkable numbers in equally remarkable ways.
Sadly, most times an underrated player's true value isn't realized until he's gone—the name Mike Sweeney jumps to mind here—but in some cases these players become a mainstay and a key to a winning formula.
Here are my top 10 underrated players in MLB going into the 2010 season.