Baseball Nation's Grant Brisbee set out to rank the most underrated players in Major League Baseball. It's a top ten list of players that you may not be too familiar with, but who continue to produce on a daily basis at the big league level. Cleveland fans, however, should be very familiar with the No. 1 player on his list -- Tribe right fielder Shin-Soo Choo. Brisbee notes that Progressive Field, by the numbers, is a pitchers' park (and the numbers are particularly acute this season). Here's what he had to say about the often overlooked Choo:
He's so underrated, you're scared that'll make him overrated, and then ... nope. Still underrated. Never made an All-Star team, for example.
I started this list with Choo at the bottom, and the whole writeup was going to be about how he's so underrated that he's overrated. Then I moved him to #9. Then up to #7. Ranking this guy is like a bag of Funyuns. Couldn't stop. And after staring at his Baseball Reference page and watching videos of him for the past half-hour, he's at the top. It's the easy choice. It's the obvious choice. I wish I could be more original. But Choo is often described as a nice player, when he's probably closer to a great one.
Scott Boras just added this article to his Choo presentation binder.
You can read the complete list of underrated MLB players at Baseball Nation.