June 06, 2007
SI Players MLB Poll
[Based on a survey of 413 MLB players]
Which player gets the most out of the least talent?

David Eckstein, Cardinals SS.....77%
Jamie Moyer, Phillies P.....3%
Craig Counsell, Brewers 3B.....3%
Ryan Freel, Reds CF.....1%
Jamey Carroll, Rockies 2B.....1%
Greg Maddux, Padres P.....1%
Brad Ausmus, Astros C.....1%
Chone Figgins, Angels 3B.....1%
Joe McEwing, Red Sox 3B.....1%
Eric Byrnes, Dbacks LF.....1%

FAST FACTS: Poll taken before Players were not allowed to vote for a teammate.... The 5'7", 175-pound Eckstein, in his seventh season, is a career .283 hitter; he won the World Series in 2002 with the Angels and was named MVP of last year?s World Series, in which he batted .364.... Eckstein was dissed on his '04 baseball card: It pictured then Angels teammate Adam Kennedy instead.... The Padres' Greg Maddux and the Tigers? Kenny Rogers were the only pitchers besides Moyer to draw multiple votes.

Photograph by Chuck Solomon/SI

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