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2003 Player Survey
July 07, 2003
Who's the best manager? The worst umpire? The best-dressed player? Should Pete Rose be in the Hall? We wondered what the players think, so we went right to the source*
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July 07, 2003

2003 Player Survey

Who's the best manager? The worst umpire? The best-dressed player? Should Pete Rose be in the Hall? We wondered what the players think, so we went right to the source*

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1. Who's the greatest living player?

Barry Bonds 38.9%
Alex Rodriguez 12.8%
Willie Mays 12.1%
Nolan Ryan 7.1%
Hank Aaron 6.7%
Pete Rose 3.6%

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

?Bonds and Rodriguez were the only active players to receive more than 10 votes.
?Bonds's AL vote total (34.5%) more than doubled Rodriguez's (16.7%).

2. Who has the best outfield arm?

Vladimir Guerrero, Expos 56.8%
Jose Guillen, Reds 13.4%
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 13.4%
Raul Mondesi, Yankees 6.0%
Larry Walker, Rockies 2.6%
Jim Edmonds, Cardinals 1.3%

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

? Guerrero received 58.7% of the votes cast in the NL and 54.7% of the votes cast in the AL.
?Guillen drew 43.6% of his votes from the NL Central.

3. Who's the best defensive player?

Andruw Jones, Braves 29.8%
Omar Vizquel, Indians 23.0%
Torii Hunter, Twins 13.4%
Alex Rodriguez, Rangers 6.1%
Scott Rolen, Cardinals 6.1%
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 2.1%

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