Which pitcher is the biggest headhunter in baseball?
Vicente Padilla, Rangers 21%
Pedro Martinez, Mets 18%
Kyle Farnsworth, Tigers 10%
Carlos Zambrano, Cubs 7%
Daniel Cabrera, Orioles 7%
FAST FACTS: Braves reliever Julian Tavarez also got 7%; he and Farnsworth were the only relievers among the top 10.... Cabrera leads the majors with 17 hit batsmen this year; Padilla has hit 35 over the past three seasons.... Martinez has hit 136 batters in his career, tied with San Diego's Greg Maddux for third among active pitchers, behind Arizona's Randy Johnson and Boston's Tim Wakefield.
[Based on a survey of 449 MLB players]
This is an MLB poll from the August 25 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.
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