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Top 15 MLBers Who Have Yet To Win a Playoff Game

Although the MLB season isn't as physically taxing as the NHL or NFL, the amount of time spent in it is comparatively exhausting. There's more time on the road and away from families, friends and loved ones. There's more time to dwell on games where a lead is blown or a dumb play is made. In short, it's just as stressful as any other sport, just in different ways.

The worst of those ways is when the season is lost after two months. In other sports, playoff implications aren't often talked about until the season is at least halfway over. In baseball, once 50 games are played, teams will likely end up in approximately the same place. So, if a team is 17-33 after 50 games, that's a whole lot of time spent waiting for the season to be over.

When putting together this article, I chose players who had been at the MLB level for at least three seasons before 2016. Also, if the player lost a Wild-Card game, that means that they didn't make the playoffs. There's a mix of players in the beginning, the prime, and the end of their careers. So let's take a look at the top 15 MLB players who have yet to win a playoff game.

15 Danny Salazar

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14 Chase Headley

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13 Brian Dozier

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12 Adam Lind

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11 Jeff Samardzija

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10 Dellin Betances

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9 Jason Kipnis

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8 Jose Fernandez

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7 Mark Trumbo

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6 Corey Kluber

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5 Giancarlo Stanton

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4 Nolan Arenado

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3 Chris Sale

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2 Mike Trout

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1 Felix Hernandez

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It's amazing that one of the best pitchers of this modern era has yet to even make it to the playoffs, much less be part of a series-winning team. Felix Hernandez is a six-time All-Star, won the Cy Young award in 2010 and somehow has been stuck with some awful Mariners teams in his career. He's led the league in wins, earned run average, and has finished in the top ten of strikeouts in almost every season. So far in 2016, Seattle is flirting with the .500 mark, so there's a chance of a playoff spot if they get hot, but it's looking like this is yet another average season. Perhaps Hernandez could be a trade-deadline possibility for a team looking to make a playoff run. He's only 30 and still likely has five more strong years, but King Felix certainly deserves to get some playoff wins and a World Series title before he retires.

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