Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 10/7/13
Puig-mania has been fascinating, but is it going to inflate the outfielder’s draft stock too much in 2014?You hear a lot about sample size, particularly when it pertains to Yasiel Puig‘s historic start, but how big is big enough? Three months? A whole season? Longer?Yesterday we looked at the Most Underrated Players of 2013 and asked for your votes. Many of you responded, and the top five vote-getters were the following players (in this order):Albert PujolsAdam EatonJustin UptonCorey HartJay BruceWhether it’s due to stellar seasons that caught us by surprise or scary amounts of potential on which they haven’t quite delivered, there are also plenty of players could rightly be considered OVERrated.So, which do our writers think are among the league’s most overrated? Read below to find out!(And while you’re at it, let us know who YOU think is 2014′s Most Overrated Player.)Leave your vote in the comments section below or tweet it to us @BaseballProf and we’ll retweet it for our followers to see!ContributorPickExplanationBryan CurleyManny MachadoThis is not an indictment of Machado's long-term potential, but for 2014 I think he'll be drafted way too high. A hot start masked some later struggles. Give me Donaldson or Seager instead.George FitopoulosChris DavisIf you take his 2nd half numbers over 162 games you get a .245 BA, 79 R, 39 HR, 108 RBI, and 10 SB. Still great, but he will probably be going top 5 and I just can't get that excited over a guy who strikes out over 200 times.Adam NodiffGiancarlo StantonAge is on his side and the power potential is tantilizing, but he has only eclipsed 123 games once in his four-year career. Still a great player, but not worth reaching for anymore.Paul BeckBryce HarperThis season was a concern. He was merely "good" when he was healthy, which wasn’t often. The hype train will probably push him into rounds 2-3. I'll pass and make him show his talent first.Eric BroutmanJustin UptonWith every passing year it seems more and more like 2011 was just a fluke.Matt SerockiYasiel PuigI guess there was no way I could fill out our 2013 Awards and not mention him somewhere. People are going to overpay for him next year like they did for Matt Kemp the last 2 years. Go right ahead.Jake DevereauxYasiel PuigPuig is going to be drafted very high next year. In addition to being reckless and arrogant, I just don’t think he is selective enough to replicate this year's performance.
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