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Postby wrveres » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:33 am

‘Scrappy’ honored

Eckstein, who begins a rehab assignment with Single-A Fort Wayne today, was the overwhelming selection as the “player who gets the most out of his talent” by a Sports Illustrated survey of 313 major league players.

Eckstein got 25 percent of the votes. Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia finished second, getting 13 percent of the votes. St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols was a distant third with eight percent of the votes while Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer tied for fourth with four percent apiece.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:29 pm

Pujols being on there? Give me a break...he has more talent than anyone would know what to do with. I would have voted for Pedroia, but Eckstein is fine as well.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:39 pm

I think this is incorrectly worded. It should be "player with the least amount of talent but still does a good job."

because honestly, Josh Hamilton has as much talent as anybody, but he uses all of it, goes 110% all the time and he dominates (when healthy).
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:33 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Pujols being on there? Give me a break...he has more talent than anyone would know what to do with. I would have voted for Pedroia, but Eckstein is fine as well.

If he is so talented why wasn't he drafted until the 13th round?
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby GoodOl'Days » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:28 pm

Self actualization would be the most concise term here. When I saw this thread I came here hoping not to see the Eck word and to post an anti Pest pic, but of course the SI survey has him winning. Pujols definitively has achieved Abraham Maslow's concept to the fullest. The pest has luckily been at the right place at the right time, but hasn't played at high enough level to even be considerable.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:20 pm

Let's see...Pedroia, Eckstein, Counsell, Uggla, Punto, Lincecum, David Wright, Johan Santana, Jokaim Soria, Danny Herrera, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay.

* Other than the diminutive Lincecum, none of the pitchers listed have overpowering fast balls as get by mainly on tact, changing speeds, and brains rather than pure athletic ability.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby AquaMan2342 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:46 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Pujols being on there? Give me a break...he has more talent than anyone would know what to do with. I would have voted for Pedroia, but Eckstein is fine as well.

If he is so talented why wasn't he drafted until the 13th round?


I thought I posted this earlier but apparently not. In total agreement here, and would definitely have Pujols at the top of the list. Pedroia would probably be somewhere in the upper 10%, but Eckstein is nowhere near the top IMO.
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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:53 pm

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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:48 pm

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Re: Player who gets the most out of his talent

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:48 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Pujols being on there? Give me a break...he has more talent than anyone would know what to do with. I would have voted for Pedroia, but Eckstein is fine as well.

If he is so talented why wasn't he drafted until the 13th round?

Because the Rays had their heads up their butt?
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