Comments on: Pitchers playing the outfield This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tine de P. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 08:27:36 +0000 A great post. I look forward to reading your blog more often. ~Tina

By: Rolf Groth Fri, 20 May 2011 16:21:43 +0000 This is a great post, my experience has always been that until you get into at least single A ball the pitcher tends to be the best and most versitile player on the team,

By: Timmy Patrick Fri, 20 May 2011 06:02:16 +0000 Jiggle 1 Prince Fielder (when he triples it's not pretty)
2 Terry Forster
3 Bob Hamlin
4 David Wells
5 Cecil Fielder
* Sid Fernandez (was really fat, but had beautiful wife!
John Kruk
Bobby Jenks
Bartolo Colon (has lost weight)
Kung Fu Panda (has lost weght, was better fat)
Greg Luzinski (w/ white sox)
C. C. (occasional jiggle, covers first well)
Babe Ruth (no confirmed jiggle)
Kirby Puckett (round, but no jiggle, I saw him in play often)
Keep in mind, I have nothing against the rotund ballplayer, with the execption maybe of Bob Hamlin and Sid Fernandez because their weight kept them from their potential.

By: Johnny Twisto Fri, 20 May 2011 05:08:41 +0000 Timmy, a request. Can you rank:

1. The 5 jiggliest players in MLB
2. The 5 worst hairstyles in MLB

By: TheGoof Fri, 20 May 2011 00:45:53 +0000 Richard, that's the thing. Of all them to do it, it was the guy who hit 34 HR!

By: Timmy Patrick Fri, 20 May 2011 00:45:36 +0000 Also wanted to touch on players that are rotund. C.C. is heavy, but since he rarely runs the bases, he doesn't jiggle. Plus he's a damn fine pitcher.

By: Timmy Patrick Fri, 20 May 2011 00:41:48 +0000 @45 That's correct Terry went on the show after Letterman had been teasing him about being fat for several weeks. Terry was very good-natured about it and joked with Letterman that he wanted to get mad, but then looked in the mirror and decided it was true, he was fat. From what I understand TF was a great guy that use to eat in the bullpen and serve food for his teammates. Terry's hitting stats are unreal for a relief pitcher, and don't forget the catlike quickness! I use to catch every Braves game on WTBS, starting with the great year they had in 1982 with Joe Torre as manager and Dale Murphy in center.

By: Neil L. Thu, 19 May 2011 23:31:05 +0000 @27 @44
Luis & Timmy, it raises the point of how important "fitness" is for a pitcher to be effective.

To give Terry Foster his due, he didn't duck the David Letterman publicity at all.

By: Luis Gomez Thu, 19 May 2011 17:04:43 +0000 @ 39

@26 "Fernando was obese, but a good hitter"

Yes he was, but he was also a great athlete, he could hit, he could field and he could run too; he was never late to cover first base on a grounder to the first baseman. He was also a smart pitcher. Too bad his great pitching did not last very long.

By: David Huemer Thu, 19 May 2011 16:52:20 +0000 @27--Thanks for mentioning Terry Forster-Lifetime .397 hitter!! (31 for 78) As a 20 year old for the White Sox, he went 10 for 19--.526! He only played one game in the field, and I don't think he ever pinch hit. His 145 lifetime OPS+ ties him with Alex Rodriguez.