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WHO IS THE NICEST PLAYER IN BASEBALL?
Jim Thome, Twins DH 21%
Raúl Ibañez, Phillies OF 7%
Mike Sweeney, Retired 1B 5%
Johnny Damon, Rays DH 5%
Joe Mauer, Twins C 4%
Yankees OF Curtis Granderson and SS Derek Jeter also received 4% of the vote... . Among the top 25 vote-getters, only one pitcher, the A's' Craig Breslow (1%), was named, while nine first basemen were cited... . Pedroia was No. 3 in fan voting but received only two player votes (1%).
Based on 290 MLB players who responded to SI's survey