Top 10 Clean Steroid Era Players

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IMay 8, 2009

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 05:  David Eckstein #3 of the San Diego Padres stretches before the spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on March 5, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona.  The Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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 over 1,300 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 percentage in nearly 2,000 games. Plus, when he had a 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 1,500 games.

7.  Luis Castillo—Not only does he not hit HRs, just 27 in more than 1,500 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 1,300 games. Has a very slender build.

9.  Brett Butler—You don’t need PEDs to lay down that perfect bunt. His 54 HRs over 2,200 games don’t raise any eyebrows.

10.  Omar Vizquel—PEDs aren’t necessary to play exceptional defense. Omar has 77 HRs in nearly 2,700 games and a slugging percentage of .355.

He played with Barry, Manny, and Bret Boone, but I don’t think he shared their bad habits.


Originally posted at LestersLegends.com.


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