Five players being overlooked

Domonic Brown, Casper Wells among those being undervalued

Originally Published: January 27, 2013
By Paul Swydan | FanGraphs

Domonic BrownLen Redkoles/Getty ImagesDomonic Brown will have to fight for playing time again in Philadelphia this season.

Every season, there are certain players who get overlooked by their own teams. The reasons are myriad, but in many cases, the player ends up being seen as a victim, and calls for the "Free Player X" campaign to begin in earnest. Oftentimes, the player fizzles when he is eventually freed (see Pena, Wily Mo). Other times, he becomes a Hall of Famer (see Boggs, Wade).

The 2013 season will be no different. Let's take a look at five players who fit the bill:

Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
It's true that Brown had his chance toward the tail end of last season, and it's true that he didn't do a ton to justify the Phillies' love heading into 2013. He hit just five homers in 212 plate appearances, and while he improved his ISO by 13 points, it was a marginal gain.