Though hitting is the real glamour aspect of the sport, defense in baseball is just as or even more critical.
Many players make their living based on defensive skills.
MLB’s system of Gold Gloves is very flawed. Once a player wins one, their reputation precedes them for the next year’s voting.
For example, there was no way Derek Jeter should have won the Gold Glove last season. He may have had the highest fielding percentage, but lacked the range of some other shortstops.
A handful of strong offensive players are often overlooked for their defense.
Here's a list of the 10 most underrated defenders in baseball today.