While giants like Giancarlo Stanton and CC Sabathia are mainstays in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, there are a number of smaller players who have carved out successful careers.
Most baseball players are at least 6'0" tall, so smaller players have had to adopt other traits to succeed. Whether it’s the speed of a center fielder, the bulky power of a first baseman or the hustle of a middle infielder, undersized athletes often have to rely on one highly developed feature skill to rise above the field.
This all-star team reflects how well players are doing now, not what they have accomplished over their careers. So while Ichiro may end up in the Hall of Fame, he doesn’t crack the starting lineup.
We’ll assume that this all-star game is being played in a National League park, since there are no full-time designated hitters that fit the height requirement.
All heights were taken from ESPN.com.