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Jonathan Broxton: The Most Underrated Pitcher in Baseball

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When discussing the best relief pitchers in baseball, you will rarely hear Jonathan Broxton’s name arise.

Mariano Rivera, Francisco Rodriguez, Joe Nathan, Trevor Hoffman, or Brad Lidge may very well be some of the answers you hear to that question, but there are more than enough reasons why Broxton needs to be regarded more highly.

You might remember Broxton from the NLCS last season. He surrendered a go-ahead, game-winning two run home run to Matt Stairs in the top of the eighth of Game Five. The home run lifted the Phillies to a 7-5 win and they went on to defeat the Dodgers 4-1 in the NLCS. 

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