Most underappreciated player on each MLB team going into 2017

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Most underappreciated player on each MLB team going into 2017

For every superstar, there is another vital teammate who helps prop him up. By the same token, there are always young talents pulling off some substantial feats who just have not caught your attention yet. By the same token, there is the guy who you may realize is really good but is still even better than one may realize.

All of that is to say that behind the obvious stars of the game — the Kershaws, Trouts, Machados and Harpers — there is another guy on every roster wearing the same uniform who deserves more credit than he receives. Here is a look at each MLB roster's overlooked cog so fans can begin to broaden their horizons a bit and give these players some overdue credit as well.

Matt Whitener is St. Louis-based writer, radio host and 12-6 curveball enthusiast. He has been covering Major League Baseball since 2010, and dabbles in WWE, NBA and other odd jobs as well. Follow Matt on Twitter at @CheapSeatFan.

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