MLB: 5 Fat-Guy Singles Hitters

William PenfieldCorrespondent IIFebruary 16, 2012

MLB: 5 Fat-Guy Singles Hitters

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    When you see a fat guy at the plate in the major leagues, you expect him to be a power hitter. But that is not always the case.

    Take Tony Gwynn for example, he never hit more than 17 home runs in a season—yet still has over 3,000 hits in his career.

    Not everyone can be a fat-guy masher like Prince Fielder and David Ortiz.

    Here are five of MLB's fattest guys who were not home run hitters.

Tony Gwynn

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    Tony Gwynn is one of the best hitters in baseball history. To go along with his hitting skills he had a nice pot belly as well.

    Despite his frame, Gwynn was not a power hitter with only 135 home runs in 20 seasons. 

John Kruk

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    John Kruk is now a fixture on ESPN's Baseball Tonight broadcast, but before he was on TV he was actually a pretty darn good baseball player and yes—he was rather portly.

    But like Gwynn, Kruk was not much of a power hitter, only hitting 20 or more home runs in two of 10 seasons in the Bigs. 

    Kruky was an All-Star three times, as well as Rookie of the Year in 1986.

Bengie Molina

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    Bengie Molina is one of three Molinas who plays catcher in the Major Leagues, and is also the fattest of the three Molinas.

    Molina has never been the best catcher in baseball, but he has been a serviceable catcher for a long time in his years with the Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants.

    Despite his size, Molina has never hit more than 20 home runs in a season with his highest total being 20 in 2009.

Pablo Sandoval

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    Kung Fu Panda.

    Pablo Sandoval has a little pop in his bat, but he is more known for his ability to spray the ball all over the field.

    A relatively new guy in baseball, Sandoval was an All-Star in 2011 and finished seventh in MVP voting in 2009. 

    He should be a staple in the San Francisco Giants' lineup for years to come. 

Sal Fasano

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    The day Sal Fasano retired his amazing fu-man-chu moustache from baseball after the 2008 season, was a very sad day for the game.

    Fasano was a journeyman catcher who played for nine different teams in 11 seasons. 

    He never played more than 78 games in a season, but made a mark on fans with his outstanding moustache. 

    The most home runs he ever hit were 14 in 2006—between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees.