most underrated players

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The Jays had two of them--Edwin just crossed 60%, and I wouldn't be surprised if he works his way up to 75% by the time he retires.

clemenza, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:19 (two years ago) link

The flip side:

Albert Belle - 68% before he turns 30
Juan Gonzalez - 78%
Ken Griffey Jr. - 84%
Andruw Jones - 92%
Nomar Garciaparra - 93%

clemenza, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:59 (two years ago) link

mark fidrych - %100

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 July 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Elvis Andrus? Crossed 30 WAR last season, most years in the 4.0-4.5 range, off to a great start in 2019. Jays fans will always remember him for his role (two crushing errors) in the bat-flip inning.

clemenza, Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:53 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

In James's piece on the greatest center fielders ever:

"I guess that what I am saying is that even among underrated players, (Jimmy Wynn) is underrated. We have a kind of list of historically underrated players, in our field; Bobby Grich, Darrell and Dwight Evans, Gene Tenace, Rick Reuschel. I’m not sure that Wynn gets the references that he deserves on that list."

James has him 14th, a little higher than Jaffe (17th).

clemenza, Saturday, 19 October 2019 12:19 (one month ago) link


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