In a recent poll of more than 200 active major league players, right-hander A.J. Burnett was named the second-most overrated pitcher.
The Pirates demand a recount.
"It's way off base," Pirates catcher Rod Barajas said. "I don't know who voted for A.J., but if you gave them a chance to vote again, I don't think they'd do it the same way."
The poll was conducted during spring training, a few weeks after Burnett's disappointing tenure with the New York Yankees ended when he was traded to the Pirates. Burnett quickly settled in with his new team and is putting together a remarkable comeback season.
On Sunday, Burnett again was dominant in a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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Pittsburgh Tribune Review | Jun 11