I won't be the first to tell you this, and hopefully I'm not the last; but Matt Cain is underrated. Traditional stats, like his career 57-62 record, don't reflect his true talent level. And even advanced stats, like his career xFIP of 4.43, fail to show how truly good he is. For years, he has lived in the shadows. He was on a terrible baseball club for the first four years of his career, and by the time the Giants were good, he was known as the number two guy behind the ever-popular Tim Lincecum.It's not as if his pitching goes completely unnoticed...he did, after all, get an all-star nod in 2009, and finished 12th in NL Cy Young voting this year. But then again, Bronson Arroyo also finished 12th. Anyway, Matt Cain manages to accomplish things and receive little attention for them....

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