Who is the most underrated player in baseball?
Michael Young, Rangers SS 11%
Bobby Abreu, Phillies RF 6%
Garret Anderson, Angels LF 5%
Mark Loretta, Red Sox 2B 5%
The most overrated?
Derek Jeter, Yankees SS 9%
Carlos Beltran, Mets CF 7%
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 3B 6%
J.D. Drew, Dodgers RF 5%
FAST FACTS: For more on Young, who got 17.6% of the
underrated vote among American Leaguers, see page 44.... The only pitchers with
multiple "underrated" votes were the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano, the Blue
Jays' Roy Halladay and the Angels' Scot Shields (two votes each).... Among
foreign-born voters, 18.2% picked Jeter as overrated.... In an SI PLAYERS poll
last year Jeter was voted the majors' top shortstop.... Toronto's A.J. Burnett
(3.7%) led overrated pitchers.
[ Based on a survey of 470 MLB players ] ? For an
expanded version of the poll, go to SI.com/Players.