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February 21, 2007 - Whether you call him A-Rod or A-Fraud, there's no denying Alex Rodriguez's ability on the field. When a down year includes 35 homeruns and 121 RBI's, you have to wonder where all this hate is coming from. Then again, you check the clutch rating and see A-Rod at 65 (compared to former best bud Jeter's 99) and you can start to see where New York fans are coming from.

Whether you want to stand and cheer the Yankee third baseman or throw peanuts at his head, he's still the best third baseman in the game, and here are the stats to prove it.

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1. Alex Rodriguez

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Batter Ratings

Overall: 96
Contact vs. LHP: 85
Contact vs. RHP: 84
Power vs. LHP: 92
Power vs. RHP: 90
Bunt: 60
Plate Discipline: 70
Clutch: 65
BB: 78
Strikeouts: 40
Speed: 82

Fielder Ratings

Catching Ability: 80
Throwing Accuracy: 82
Arm Strength: 88
Fielding Anticipation: 78
Fielding Range: 78
Jumping and Diving: 75
Ability at Catcher: 10
Ability at 1B: 60
Ability at 2B: 60
Ability at 3B: 100
Ability at SS: 95
Ability at LF: 35
Ability at CF: 30
Ability at RF: 35

Contract: 4 years left
Salary: $25,000,000

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