Top Ten Clean Steroid Era Players

May 8, 2009
With ManRoid joining the Dark Side, let’s take a look at the players least likely to have juiced.
 
1.  David Eckstein – Perhaps the least imposing player in the league.

2.  Tim Wakefield – He’s a Knuckeballer.  Strength and recovery not necessary.

3.  Greg Maddux – Accuracy is his thing.  He outsmarts you rather than overpowers you.

4.  Juan Pierre – The irony of him replacing Manny moves him up the list.  Slender build with 13 HRs in 1300+ games.

5.  Ozzie Guillen – Guillen is a lot of things, but a juicer he is not.  Can you imagine his roid rages if he were though.  Guillen had 28 HRs and a .338 slugging % in nearly 2000 games.  Plus, when he had beef with Magglio Ordonez a few years ago, my read between the lines was don’t mess with Ozzie cause he has the goods on Mags.  “He knows I can f’ him over in a lot of different ways. He better shut the f’ up and just play for the Detroit Tigers”.

6.  Walt Weiss – He had every opportunity to juice playing with the Mash Brothers (Canseco & McGwire) and with the Rockies later (who I assume used the thin air as a front for PED use).  He hit a whopping 25 HRs in nearly 1500 games.

7.  Luis Castillo – Not only does he not hit HRs (just 27 in 1500+ games), he doesn’t even hit many Doubles or Triples despite exceptional speed early in his career.

8.  Ichiro Suzuki - Ichiro is another Singles hitter, though he does have 75 in 1300 games.  Has a very slender build.

9.  Brett Butler – You don’t need PEDs to lay down that perfect bunt.  His 54 HRs in 2200+ games don’t raise any eyebrows.

10.  Omar Vizquel - PEDs aren’t necessary to play exceptional defense.  Omar has 77 HRs in nearly 2700 games and a Slugging % of .355.  He played with Barry, Manny, and Bret Boone, but I don’t think he shared their bad habits.



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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

    Where’s the love for Rafael Belliard? LOL!

    Yeah, I think would mistake Guillen for making a WWE promo if he was on steroids. Heck, he’s not that far off from doing that either.

    Nice post!

  2. LestersLegends
    May 8th, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    LOL. He’s #11. Guillen’s nuts, but he has a title.

  3. Larry
    May 9th, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    Great point on Guillen. Funny

    Going back in History can You imagine if Fred Patek used steroids…He would have had 2 times the Homers in his career to a mind bogging 82 career Home runs

  4. LestersLegends
    May 9th, 2009 at 8:35 am #

    LOL. Thanks for adding Larry.

  5. Schmidty
    May 13th, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    How can you not have Ken Griffey Jr. on here?
    Sweetest swing in baseball. Was one of the best players in the League when healthy. His name has never surfaced regarding steroid usage.

  6. LestersLegends
    May 13th, 2009 at 1:46 pm #

    He’s a slugger so right off the bat he’s ruled out. I believe he’s clean, but you can’t assume anything anymore.

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