SI Players’ Poll: A-Rod, Joba Chamberlain, Derek Jeter MLB’s Most Overrated
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – 185 major leaguers have spoken: The Yankees are overrated.
Alex Rodriguez (18%), Joba Chamberlain (12%) and Derek Jeter (7%) were voted No. 1, 2 and 3 in this year’s “Most Overrated Player” poll by Sports Illustrated.
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth and Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon closed out the top five with four percent. Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher didn’t fare so well among his peers either, also receiving four percent.
But Jeter and A-Rod may have the last laugh. This year, they both made Forbes’ annual “Celebrity 100″ compilation of the most powerful people or groups in the entertainment business.
Rodriguez barely cracked the top 50 at No. 49 and Jeter ranked slightly below his teammate at No. 69, tying him with actress Julia Roberts.
A-Rod and Chamberlain took the top two spots in last year’s SI players poll, but in reverse order.
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