Originally written June 25, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
We're less than two weeks away from MLB announcing the rosters for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. (You have until July 4 to fill out your ballots.)  There might be some surprises in fan voting (such as the number of Baltimore Orioles in the starting lineup, if current vote totals hold), but for the most part, we know who's going to start for the American League and National League on July 16.  Regardless of All-Star recognition, there are other player MLB players putting up good numbers that won't get the attention of fans and commentators. These names are nonetheless important to their respective teams' fortunes, making important contributions. In some cases, their performances are the lone bright spots for some clubs that haven't met expectations this year. On Monday, Joe Lucia picked a roster of breakout stars for the 2013 season. Let's follow that up with a list of MLB's most underrated players for the first half of the year. What would a...
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