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.
.312 Batting Average
302 Home Runs
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.