Top 11 MLB Players To Make My Slow-Pitch Softball Team

dave darbySenior Analyst IApril 10, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 13:  Matt Stairs #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds the bases after he hits a two-run pinch hit home run in the eighth inning off Jonathan Broxton #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to take a two-run lead in game Game Four of the National League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 13, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Let's say I have the current Major League Baseball rosters to choose from to fill out my slow pitch softball team. I have three main criteria that are softball specific to keep in mind:

1. Can they rake?

2. Can they defend?

3. Can they complete the 12 ounce curls prior to and after the game and add to the party?

Here is my starting line up. Feel free to debate and add in your two cents as the stars aren't always the answer.


SS Hanley Ramirez- If you're the best player, you're the best player.

2B David Wright- Out of position, but it is softball, so no big deal. Can move to 3B at anytime.

OF Grady Sizemore- All around talent that can draw the hot chicks to the parking lot.

C Jim Thome- Would have a blast catching and probably brings a 30 pack to the game.

OF Albert Pujols- You know he can range the grass. Dude rakes and can move.

EH David Ortiz- Just walk him.

P Matt Stairs- Looks much more like a softball player than a baseball player. Throw in a few LaBatt Blue's for him.

1B Prince Fielder- Obvious right?

OF Carlos Beltran- Can clean the bases or reset the table.

OF Josh Hamilton- Can do it all. Not going to make any party jokes here.

3B Mike Lowell- Grit at the bottom of the order. Thought about Kevin Youkilis here.

I'm going to keep Youkilis, Jose Reyas and Ryan Howard on speed dial.

Let's Roll!!!

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