9. J.D. Drew
Previous ranking: 7th
So what if he appears to play with the passion of a man putting his socks on? Those who consider Epstein's signing of Drew after the 2006 season to be a black mark on the GM's resume need to pay better attention. Drew is an outstanding all-around player who rarely makes a mistake on the bases, and he had the highest OPS in the league in the second half (.999) last season.
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