Who is the meanest player in baseball?
A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox C 29%
Chase Utley, Phillies 2B 13%
Milton Bradley, Mariners LF 11%
Carlos Zambrano, Cubs SP 5%
Vicente Padilla, Dodgers RP 4%
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has said of his catcher, whose aggressive play has clearly chapped many an opponent, "If you play against him, you hate him. If you play with him, you hate him a little less." ... In 2006, SI named Utley baseball's dirtiest player—for his often muddy uniform, not his demeanor... . Since '06, Padilla has plunked 56 batters, fifth among all pitchers, and Zambrano has hit 49 (10th)... . In a similar poll, the Indians' Jim Thome was voted MLB's nicest player.
Based on 215 MLB players who responded to SI's survey