A lot can be said about a player who runs his hardest every time he takes the field.
But not every player puts 100 percent of his effort into each play or even into each game. Some players simply don’t hustle around the bases; they usually takes their time, especially if they hit a routine ground ball to the shortstop.
Want an example of a player who hustles? Bryce Harper. He arguably hustles more than any other player in baseball.
Jim Caple of ESPN once wrote that anyone could hustle because hustling is easy. Caple is absolutely correct, and yet there are still some players in Major League Baseball who don’t do it.
If there were a team that wasn’t likely to hustle, here are the players who would be on it.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus. All contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts.