There’s an age old debate about MLB position players versus top notch starting pitching. Who beats who?
Some players have made a Hall of Fame career by beating up on the third, fourth, and fifth guys in a pitching rotation. Even worse, some guys beat up on bullpen pitchers and get called great for doing so.
How many times have you heard about a player who has a great batting average from the seventh inning on? This is just hitting against a relief pitcher who couldn't make the starting rotation.
The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game played on July 12th showed that not all All-Stars are All-Stars when playing against the best of the best.
Here’s a list of great position players that did not fare well when playing against their All-Star contemporaries.