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    Most underrated players in baseball

    Ben Zobrist is the first choice that comes to mind.

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    I think Jered Weaver was the most underrated pitcher in baseball for a few years, but he may have finally started to get some more recognition in 2011. I still think he's underrated though.

    I think Shin-Soo Choo also qualifies, though he had an off year in 2011.
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    Pablo Sandoval
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
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    Nah, players with catchy nicknames are never underrated.

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    I've long wondered...if Catfish Hunter had just been "Jim" Hunter for his entire career, would he be in the Hall of Fame?
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    This hair style is underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    This hair style is underrated.

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    Looks like Prince Fielder's identical twin.

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    Ben zobriest. Sam Fuld James sheilds.

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    LOL @ Sam Fuld being "under"rated. He's one of the most overrated players in the game.

    He's barely above replacement level and he's been given legendary status on SportsCenter and MLB network because of a few diving catches.

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    Paul Konerko
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    Nick Markakis

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Paul Konerko
    The last two years have arguably been the best of his career.

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    Definitely Jared Weaver.
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    Adam Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Jered Weaver, Billy Butler and Gaby Sanchez are my underrated picks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
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    I remember when he came up with the Dodgers! That seems like ancient history. He's had a great and under appreciated career. I wonder if he has enough left in the tank to get to 500 HRs?
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    If Paul Konerko gets to 500 home runs, would he be the first clean 500 home run guy to not make it into the Hall of Fame?

    If he were to get elected, it would be a horrible selection. He's certainly had a nice career, but FAR from Hall Of Fame level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    If Paul Konerko gets to 500 home runs, would he be the first clean 500 home run guy to not make it into the Hall of Fame?

    If he were to get elected, it would be a horrible selection. He's certainly had a nice career, but FAR from Hall Of Fame level.

    500 is automatic HOF, barring steroid allegations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    If Paul Konerko gets to 500 home runs, would he be the first clean 500 home run guy to not make it into the Hall of Fame?

    If he were to get elected, it would be a horrible selection. He's certainly had a nice career, but FAR from Hall Of Fame level.
    A good question. I'm not a big WAR guy but Kinerko's 29.5 WAR though age 35 seems awfully low for a HoF outfielder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    A good question. I'm not a big WAR guy but Kinerko's 29.5 WAR though age 35 seems awfully low for a HoF outfielder.
    Outfielder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Outfielder?

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    Doh!! Brain fart! Though Konerko has played 18 career games in the outfield.
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    Konerko is a good answer, I also agree with Jered Weaver I think he's just now getting out of his brother's shadow even though he's pretty always been better than Jeff. Even though his career is about over now, and some will say he's a coors field product, I always felt Todd Helton was under-rated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    I remember when he came up with the Dodgers! That seems like ancient history. He's had a great and under appreciated career. I wonder if he has enough left in the tank to get to 500 HRs?
    I think so. He's 36, and he can always DH for a couple of years when he can't play in the field anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    If Paul Konerko gets to 500 home runs, would he be the first clean 500 home run guy to not make it into the Hall of Fame?

    If he were to get elected, it would be a horrible selection. He's certainly had a nice career, but FAR from Hall Of Fame level.
    Good observation, and I think you're right.

    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    A good question. I'm not a big WAR guy but Kinerko's 29.5 WAR though age 35 seems awfully low for a HoF outfielder.
    It's actually worse than that, it's 25.9, Bill Mazeroski territory. I'm not claiming he's a Hall-Of Famer, just that he's underrated.
    In your post that I quoted, you misspelled his name, had his WAR wrong, and had him in the wrong position on the field. Now that's underrated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    It's actually worse than that, it's 25.9, Bill Mazeroski territory. I'm not claiming he's a Hall-Of Famer, just that he's underrated.
    In your post that I quoted, you misspelled his name, had his WAR wrong, and had him in the wrong position on the field. Now that's underrated!
    Touche! I've always been a bad typer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    LOL @ Sam Fuld being "under"rated. He's one of the most overrated players in the game.

    He's barely above replacement level and he's been given legendary status on SportsCenter and MLB network because of a few diving catches.
    Don't hate those diving catches were the best catches of last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Touche! I've always been a bad typer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Typist
    Is "typist" a job title?
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