I suggested on Twitter that Jorge Posada is the most underrated Yankee by Yankees fans of all-time, and received a multitude of responses on the subject. Posada is one of the 3 best catchers of the last 15 years and is a legitimate Hall of Fame candidate, but I find that many Yankees fans just see him as a solid player who was fortunate enough to play on good teams. Here are some other nominations for the most underrated Yankee:
@Cephster: Jimmy Key you almost never hear about him
@rstowe75: Bernie Williams
@eddieperez23: I’d say ARod.
@AndrewLeighNYC: it goes back a ways but Maris, with the tepid support during the HR chase and the Mantle-worshiping
@AndyNY2: Believe it or not, Yogi is underrated. He is revered, but the myths and malapropisms seem to obscure his on-field greatness.
@amolmodi: I’d go with Willie Randolph or Roy White
@Nebkreb: In a way, I think a lot of fans don’t realize how great Gehrig was. Always overshadowed by Babe
@Titan4Ever2488: In a weird way, I think DiMaggio. Obviously revered, but I think he gets obscured by the love affair with Mantle.
Do you agree or disagree with any of these suggestions? Are there others who were not brought up?