25 Best MLB Players Past and Present Who Don't Look Like Athletes

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25 Best MLB Players Past and Present Who Don't Look Like Athletes
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Despite what some critics may say, baseball players are still professional athletes. 

Some are even phenomenal ones, like New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.  The future Hall-of-Famer had a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Miami and was also recruited to play quarterback for the school's football team before opting to go straight to the pros. 

At 6'3", 228 pounds, he has the build of a true athlete.

Yet, that isn't to say that baseball hasn't seen its fair share of players who didn't look like athletic phenoms.  Fat or thin, the game has seen its fair of both pudgy and skinny stars. 

One example I like to point out in this case is Tim Lincecum, who has a skinny build at 5'11", 163 pounds, and whose long hair makes him look more like a rock star than a baseball player. 

Despite that perception, he is one of the game's top strikeout artists and won back-to-back NL Cy Young Awards in 2008 and 2009.

That said, it's time to go throughout baseball history and honor those like Lincecum, be it the fat players who mashed home runs or skinny ones who succeeded on pure physical ability. 

Here are 25 MLB players who, despite their varying degrees of success, either didn't or currently do not look like athletes.

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