Among current major leaguers, which player would you pick to build a team around?
Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 3B 14%
Derek Jeter, Yankees SS 12%
Jose Reyes, Mets SS 8%
David Wright, Mets 3B 6%
Ryan Howard, Phillies 1B 5%
Players could not vote for a teammate.... Rodriguez won the AL MVP last season for the third time.... Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, the 2007 NL MVP, was 14th (2.0%).... Mets lefthander Johan Santana (10th, 4.3%) was the only pitcher—and the Dodgers' Russell Martin (16th, 1.7 %) was the only catcher—to receive more than 1% of the vote.
[Based on a survey of 495 MLB players] ? For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to SI.com/players.