CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians’ strong start to the 2011 season has started to catch the attention of fans and teams around Major League Baseball.
One Indians player, however, already has the attention of his peers.
Outfield Shin-Soo Choo, who came into the season regarded as one of Tribe’s best players, was recently voted as the most underrated player in baseball in this week’s Sports Illustrated player’s poll.
Choo received 13 percent of the votes, beating out Atlanta Braves outfielder Martin Prado (5 percent), Texas Rangers DH Michael young (4 percent) and Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
Sports Illustrated also asked the question on Facebook, and fans also voted in favor of Choo being the most underrated player in the game. He won 23 percent of the fans votes.
Choo started the season off slow, but has picked up his production in the last couple weeks. He is hitting .250, with four homeruns and 15 RBIs.
Choo and the first-place Indians (19-8) return to action tonight in Oakland against the Athletics.
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