In the Eye On Baseball Top 10s, here's what we do: rank players according to criteria. Those criteria change depending upon week and whim, but the Top 10s will always be informed by some angle or another, painfully contrived or otherwise.
And that brings us to this week's guiding query: Who are the most underrated players of 2014?
In other words, we're listing players who have delivered in 2014 but don't seem to be getting enough credit for having done so. Important note surely to be ignored: These players aren't ranked according to their overall value; rather, they're ranked according to overall value relative to the imprecise amount of ink/bandwidth/oxygen they're receiving. Underrated, you see. Yes, this is a highly subjective exercise. You are hereby encouraged to deal with it.
As always, we list these players with no regard for their pre-2014 histories and no regard for whether or not these performances are sustainable. This is about performance in 2014 to date and nothing else. As for position players, defense and base-running are very much part of the calculus.
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