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The List: Most underrated current baseball player
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Check out Page 2's choices below for the top 10 current underrated baseball players, then check out readers' top choices for the most underrated baseball player. Also vote in our poll to crown the most underrated player in the game.

Here are Page 2's choices:

Rafael Palmeiro
Rafael Palmeiro
1. Rafael Palmeiro (Rangers)
When sure-fire Hall of Famers are discussed, his name never comes up. But he will almost certainly finish with more than 500 homers, and could make it into the Top 12 of all-time. He's also an RBI machine -- with eight 100-plus RBI seasons, including seven in a row.
2. Jamie Moyer (Mariners)
Jamie Moyer
Jamie Moyer
He's got three speeds -- slow, slower, slowest -- which give everybody fits (he's 89-40 over the past six seasons). But he's particularly tough on the three-time defending champion New York Yankees (2-0 with a 1.35 ERA this year). In fact, Lou Piniella has said many times that the Mariners would have dethroned the Bronx Bombers last year if Moyer had not been hurt.
3. Mike Sweeney (Royals)
Mike Sweeney
Mike Sweeney
Admit it. You know nothing about the guy. (American League fantasy-leaguers and fans of the Royals, please put down your hands.) As a public service, Page 2 presents the following offensive numbers for the past three years -- 78 home runs, 336 RBI, .323 batting average.
4. Roberto Alomar (Indians)
Roberto Alomar
Roberto Alomar
Yes, everybody knows he's good. But how many understand he might be the best second-baseman -- unparalleled fielder, brilliant baserunner, great contact hitter, good power -- who ever played?
5. Edgar Martinez (Mariners)
Edgar Martinez
Edgar Martinez
Has played in the shadows of Griffey, A-Rod and now Bret Boone and Ichiro for a decade. But few have been more consistently productive, especially in the clutch. And no one -- ever -- has had a sweeter swing.
6. Edgardo Alfonzo (Mets)
Edgardo Alfonzo
Edgardo Alfonzo
With a healthy Fonzie, the Mets made the World Series last year. With an unhealthy Fonzie (bad back), the Mets were the biggest disappointment of 2001. When his back finally began to get better a few weeks ago, the Mets went on a 17-4 tear. Coincidence? We don't think so.
7. Jon Lieber (Cubs)
Jon Lieber
Jon Lieber
Forget Sammy Sosa. Here's the guy who's kept the beloved Cubbies in the postseason hunt all year long with a 17-6 record and a 3.70 ERA, even though he pitches at hitter-friendly Wrigley Field.
8. Wade Miller (Astros)
Wade Miller
Wade Miller
The Astros' second-year right-hander is not even considered the top young pitcher on his own team! (That would be Roy Oswalt, who is 14-2.) But, with some of the nastiest stuff in the league, he's the winningest pitcher (16-7) on the NL's best team.
9. Ryan Klesko (Padres)
Ryan Klesko
Ryan Klesko
For a supposedly one-dimensional slugger, this former Brave is putting up some incredible stats -- 28 home runs, 108 RBI, .290 batting average and 22 stolen bases. And, as long as we're on the subject, the Padres have been playing pretty good ball, especially for an afterthought in baseball's toughest division.
10. Jermaine Dye (A's)
Jermaine Dye
Jermaine Dye
Once he escaped from the black hole of Kansas City, he began to show a sports-lovin' nation what he could do. Since joining the A's 43 games ago, he's helped them to a 32-11 record, while hitting .319, with 11 homers and 45 RBI.

Honorable mentions
Brian Giles (Pirates), Cliff Floyd (Marlins), Aramis Ramirez (Pirates), Matt Morris (Cardinals), Corey Koskie (Twins), Torii Hunter (Twins), Jose Vidro (Expos).

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