By Lyle Spencer / MLB.com
The Cincinnati Reds have made Joey Votto the wealthiest athlete in Canada, but the superstar first baseman has some ground to cover if he plans to reach the level of his homeland’s all-time greats.
According to a distinguished panel of Canadian media members, Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins remains — by virtually unanimous acclaim — the best baseball talent produced by the hockey-mad country. Larry Walker, the complete right fielder, stands alone among position players.
Jenkins showed up on top of all 15 ballots cast, appearing twice as 1A, behind Walker. The durable right-hander shared No. 1 with the former Montreal and Colorado superstar, with two voters insisting on separating pitchers from position players.
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