Before we explore today's topic, I need all of you readers out there to do me a small favor. Close your eyes and picture your definition of the word "athlete."
In my case, I see a man or woman in top shape who exercises regularly and takes care of themselves with a daily dietary regimen. They know that their job requires their fitness to be A1, and anything less than that is unacceptable.
Unfortunately, in baseball, some players didn't get that memo, notably Prince Fielder (pictured), who has been on the hefty side his entire career. Yet, despite tipping the scales at a number quite more than what is ideal for them, some of our favorite portly baseball players are actually phenomenal athletes who are more than just big bodies with even bigger bats.
Here are 10 who we salute today.