Monday, March 24, 2014

Bryce Harper named 'most overrated player in MLB' by peers

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The results are in and the ruling is Bryce Harper is the most overrated player in Major League Baseball.

As part of its MLB Preview Issue, ESPN The Magazine surveyed 143 players and asked for their thoughts on a variety of questions and topics. One of the questions asked to them was who they believed was the most overrated player in the league.

Harper took the top spot by garnering 24 percent of the overall vote. Not too far behind him was Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig at 21 percent. Alex Rodriguez rounded out the top three by notching 14 percent of the vote.

"I like Bryce Harper. I think he's going to be really good," said an anonymous American League All-Star. "But the attention for him -- and for Puig, to a certain extent -- is overkill. It's just been hype so far."

Do you think Harper's peers got it right? Is he the most overrated player in baseball? If not, who do you believe is?

Via ESPN

17 comments:

  1. Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard....OVERRATED *clap clap clapclapclap*

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    1. Agree with Howard maybe but not Jeter. How can a player in the 3000 hits club be overated.

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    2. derek jeter has over 3000 hits and is a shortstop hes not required to hit for power but man he's been clutch! trough out his career and has 5 championships and had a couple of mvp type seasons is not easy winning the mvp when you are a player in ny..the excuse given was that jeter had too much protection in his lineup so he didnt get mvp but yet dustin pedroia won the mvp with manny,ortiz and youkillis behind him...dustin pedroia is the most OVERRATED!! player in baseball take him out of fenway away from green monster he'll become the next jason bay

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    3. I can't stand the argument that someone has too much protection...be it Jeter or Pedroia. Dustin lead the league in doubles and hits that year....along with near the top total of runs scored and a .326 batting average. Who cares if he had protection behind him or not, the man still has to produce, he did...if someone said that about any other guy I'd say the same...protection or not the person still has to produce. As for Jeter being overrated...I'm a Sox fan and that statement to me is ridiculous....absolutely ridiculous.

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    4. Are they kidding????? A 6.8 offensive WAR by the age of 20? What was the "American League All-Star doing at age 19-20???

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  2. If anyone with any common sense about the sport of professional baseball would mention Derek Jeter in the same sentence with the word overrated, I feel sorry for them. They must be either illiterate, have an IQ below 60 or come from Boston (which explains the first two).

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    1. Funniest thing I've read all day..love it

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    2. how about don't like baseball

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    3. I'm from Boston, would have loved to have Jeter play for the Red Sox. Class act.

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    4. Put Nomar to shame.

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    5. I agree with all but the boston refrerence .. but any one at all who is a fan of the game and out side team loyalty, would have to beleive it would be an insult to have his name even on the same page with anyone over rated

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    6. I am a Sox fan and think Jeter is awesome! I would have loved to have him on the Sox.

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  3. I think if Harper was behind the plate which was his ticket, the hype would be for real.

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  4. I'm not a Nats or Dodgers fan but how can anyone call either Harper or Puig overrated? They're both studs, and are only going to get better

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  5. dustin pedroia and david wright are overrated and this is coming from a mets fan.im sorry but david wright wasnt worth all that money is much easier finding a third baseman than a shortstop i had kept reyes.

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  6. Puig - hands down. He's great at times, but he atrocious almost as often. Outstanding players hustle ALL the time, and their minds are on the game until the last out. Too often he relies on his talent alone. At least Harper shows that he's thinking about the game throughout. I don't see that in Puig.

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