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    Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    Here's a fun topic to pass away the All-Star week... name your choice for most underrated player in your life span.

    I'm 28 years old, so for me, I think I'm going to go with Edgar Martinez.

    Often overshadowed by Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson and even Jay Buhner or Tino Martinez, Edgar could flat out hit.

    For 7 straight seasons (1993-2000), Martinez hit at least 20 home runs. Fifteen times in his career he broke double-digits. Six times he drove in 100 runs or more. Ten (10) times he hit at least .300 and his career OPS+ was 47 percent over league average.

    Career averages:

    .312 Batting Average
    302 Home Runs
    1283 RBI's
    .418 OBP
    .515 SLG
    .933 OPS
    1,283 walks to 1,202 strikeouts

    I really think Martinez was the most underrated hitter in the 1990's, but because of his infamous teammates, never really got the credit he deserved.

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    Eric Keith Davis
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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    Adam Dunn

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    Brian Giles

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    I have to agree and say Brian Giles or Harold Baines
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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    We could potentially be watching one right under our eyes in Brandon Phillips. He gets not credit anywhere outside of Cincy, if we was on the Red Sox or Yankees he would be known as the best all around 2nd baseman in the game and would be all over sportscenter constantly.

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    Eddie Murray.

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    Harmon Killebrew
    Who's on first?

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    josh Hamilton!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    Yeah I'm going to go with Phillips on this one, that guy can flat out play.

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    I have two.....

    César Gerónimo

    Barry Larkin

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    This reminds me of some of the topics that are discussed on Baseball-Fever. To me, an underrated player is someone who was great, but doesn't get the recognition they deserve. They may have not been underrated when they played, but based upon today's huge HR numbers, they are not looked upon as they should be today. IMO, players from the 70's a and 80's, such as: Bert Blyleven, Dave Concepcion, and Andre Dawson come to mind right away.

    Concepcion's numbers are subpar compared to A-Rod, Jeter, Tejada and others...but in the 70's, he was the decade's best SS. It's a shame he may never make it to the HOF because he is compared to today's players.

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    Re: Most underrated player in your lifetime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegsToday View Post
    Adam Dunn
    Underrated not overrated
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Barry Larkin.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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