When we think about the best athletes in the world, we usually think about players who are in tip-top condition. They can run fast, jump high, and always seem to have a physical advantage over their competition. But when looking at the definition of the word athlete, we found the following:
a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength
So, technically speaking, a person can be an athlete even if they are not in the greatest of shape as long as they have the skills to be good at the sport or game that they play. Going by that, Babe Ruth should be considered one of the greatest athletes of all-time, despite being overweight and slow.
Then we got to thinking about some of the players who have played for the Detroit Tigers in recent history who have not exactly been in great shape yet still found a way to make it to the highest level of baseball.
Here is a list of the 10 most out of shape Detroit Tigers since 1990.
*Note: All heights/weights were obtained from BaseballReference.com