4. Freddie Patek
|Freddie Patek - SS - 1972 A.L.
Freddie Patek was the David Eckstein of his time, standing at a height of five feet, five inches (by some accounts he was five-foot-four), a stature that he grew to resent because of the nicknames that came along with it. A year after finishing sixth in the MVP voting, Patek was named to his first All-Star team, despite hitting just .223 at the break, with a .280 on-base percentage. In 77 games, he had 41 strikeouts and 26 walks. Amazingly, his numbers actually got worse in during the second-half: in the final 59 games of the season, Patek hit just .195, and ended the 1972 campaign with an OPS+ of 76 (again, 100 is considered average).