Christian Yelich/Giancarlo Stanton
One of our favorite underrated players across the league is outfielder for the Miami Marlins, Christian Yelich.
The 25-year-old finished last season with a .298/.376/.483 line with 21 home runs (more than his first three seasons combined) and 98 RBI. For those of you worried this could be one of those runs of the mill power surges, that’s not the case.
Miami recently signed him to a seven-year, $49.47 million contract in 2015 so you know the team loves him. He also isn’t doing anything too crazy to change during the offseason. And to add to it, he had Barry Bonds assisting him as a hitting coach last year.
Giancarlo Stanton shares a spot with him in the outfield and is powerful. And I mean very powerful. So much so he hit the hardest-hit ball ever recorded by Statcast last year that had an exit velocity of 123.9 mph. This was him beating his own recorded he held just months earlier.
The three-time All-Star regressed a bit last season finishing off 2016 with a .240 batting average and 27 home runs (which isn’t a lot if you’re Giancarlo) and he missed some games due to injury. But it’s still Stanton, and the guy can rake.