In his last three starts before the 2011 MLB playoffs, Yovani Gallardo was lights out. He was 3-0 and allowed only four runs in 20.1 innings pitched while compiling 36 strikeouts in total. He seemed primed to enter the playoffs hot and help the Milwaukee Brewers make a playoff run.
Gallardo certainly hasn't been in the conversation with the likes of the Brewers best pitcher in 2011, Zack Greinke, but that is beginning to change. Gallardo has been the Brewers best pitcher these last few weeks and has flown under the radar before lighting hitters up recently.
He's continued that success already, pitching the Brew crew to a game one win in the NLDS against the Diamondbacks. Gallardo went eight strong, allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts.
Gallardo is one of many players flying under the radar coming into the postseason and here are the top five most underrated players coming into the 2011 MLB postseason.