If you hit 30 home runs for a playoff team, everyone in baseball knows who you are. If you win 20 games for a team that clinched a playoff berth a month ago, there will be no shortage of accolades.
But what if you are an above average hitter and play standout defense for a mediocre team? What if your pitching is leaps and bounds ahead of your appallingly bad staff? What if you got off to a slow start but were on fire in the second half?
Or, what if you are third -year player having a breakout season on a team full of over-paid and under-achieving superstars?
Then, in all likelihood, you will be unheralded.
Here is a list of the 20 most unheralded players in baseball.