Ranking the 25 Most Freakish Athletes in Major League Baseball

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Ranking the 25 Most Freakish Athletes in Major League Baseball
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Andrew McCutchen is, hands down, a freakish baseball player.

Baseball players don’t always get the credit they deserve when it comes to how athletic they are—and sometimes, that’s rightfully so.

There may be plenty of overweight, unathletic players on 25-man rosters, but there are certainly some that are just the opposite and turn heads when they take the field. Of course, this discussion isn’t all about weight, but more about how well-rounded players are.

In baseball, players with incredible talent are usually deemed “five-tool” players. These are those who excel in hitting for average, hitting for power, speed, arm strength and fielding ability. The best players in the game don’t always have five tools, but all have at least a couple.

For example, reigning American League MVP Miguel Cabrera is not a five-tool player. He hits for average and with a ton of power, but he is very slow and isn’t the greatest fielder. But will Cabrera still make this list because of how incredible those two tools are, overpowering the lack of the other three?

Let’s take a look to see who Major League Baseball’s most freakish athletes are.

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