MLB Power Rankings: The 50 Most Underrated Players in Baseball History

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MLB Power Rankings: The 50 Most Underrated Players in Baseball History
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A quick Google search will turn up the following definition of "underrated” (or "underrate"): “to underestimate the extent, value or importance of (someone or something).” In Major League Baseball, the word underrated typically refers to a player that consistently puts up solid numbers but doesn't get the recognition he deserves because he doesn't play for a high-profile team or a team that's always in the press.

Another definition for underrated in baseball could also be: a player who consistently plays at a high level, but doesn’t get proper recognition because he’s playing in the shadow of a more famous player on his own team.

Either or both of those definitions could certainly apply. And those are the two definitions that we followed in making a list of the most underrated players in the history of Major League Baseball.

As always, the list is subjective and information is culled from a variety of sources, and we are also sure that you will have your own ideas of ballplayers through the years that are underrated. We invite your suggestions and input.

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