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Low profile, but high impact

Johan Santana and Carl Pavano weren't All-Stars in '03, but both proved to be invaluable to their teams.

Originally Published: January 12, 2004
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

It's nice to have All-Stars at every position, but then, not everybody can be -- or spend like -- the Yankees and Red Sox. As the last two World Series champs have taught us, you can win a lot of games (and titles) with lesser-known, lower-profile players.

The superstars may get the big salaries and bigger headlines, but there are plenty of players sprinkled throughout the game who are plenty valuable to their respective teams --without getting the attention or the attendance big dollars.

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