David Ortiz: Most likely to win 'Dancing With The Stars'
Why would the hefty Red Sox slugger be pegged to win "Dancing With The Stars?" Why not? Something tells us Big Papi's got some wiggle in those hips that's yet to be unearthed.
If the majors were high school, what would the yearbook look like? Would Derek Jeter be on the cover? We take a glance at which major leaguers would find themselves in the class superlatives, including best dressed, strongest and more.
Andrew McCutchen: Fastest
McCutchen burst onto the scene with the Pittsburgh Pirates in '09, debuting with an impressive line of two singles, one RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base. He's stolen 60 bases while being caught only 19 times. His wheels also make him a force in the outfield, as McCutchen routinely hunts down and plucks sure hits.
Josh Hamilton: Strongest
No, that's not Bigfoot, that's Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who holds the record for the longest home run in the history of Texas' Ameriquest Field. According to Hittracker.com, Hamilton's 2010 home run off Roy Oswalt traveled a whopping 485 feet.
Craig Breslow: Smartest
The D-backs reliever has quite the impressive academic résumé, graduating from Yale with a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Turnbow once wrote "Craig Breslow is the smartest man in baseball, if not the entire world." It'd be tough to argue with that.
Dustin Pedroia: Class clown
Watch any interview with Pedroia and he's likely to slip a joke in there. Earlier this season, the Red Sox star admitted he pranked older women during his injury rehab.
Jamey Carroll: Most artistic
The Twins' jack of all trades finally cashed in and earned himself an everyday starting role in Minnesota. Off the field, Carroll is truly a Renaissance man, doubling up as an artist. Carroll typically uses pencil to sketch teammates and opponents; some of his favorite etchings are of Boston's Dustin Pedroia, former Dodgers manager Joe Torre and ex-Braves skipper Bobby Cox.
Orlando Hudson: Life of the party
As Hudson makes his way around the NL West (he's played for the D-backs, Dodgers and now the Padres), the "O-Dog" seems to leave a lasting impression. The Padres second baseman also appears to have made a habit out of slapping the butt of double-play partner Jason Bartlett. Look for the love tap the next time San Diego turns a 4-6-3 DP.
Brian Wilson: Most dramatic
San Francisco has no shortage of eccentric characters, but Giants closer Brian Wilson may be in a class of his own. Nobody knows if his deadpan delivery is all an act, or if the black-bearded fireballer is genuinely just a bit ... off.
Matt Kemp: Best smile
Kemp's megawatt smile has garnered about as much attention in Los Angeles as his heavy bat and impressive all-around game. Speaking of game, Kemp's must be pretty polished off the field, since he dated pop star Rihanna in 2010.
Coco Crisp: Best hair
Aside from having one of the best names in baseball, Oakland's Coco Crisp also sports arguably the best head of hair. Crisp has rocked plenty of hairdos, including an afro at one point, but typically keeps his hair braided, likely at the request of the clubhouse attendant in charge of fitting batting helmets.
David Wright: Best dressed
With the bright lights of New York shining on him, Wright always seems to stay dapper when out in the Big Apple. Sure, on the field the Mets slugger dons eye black and typically ends up with a dirty uniform. But you can't deny the man's off-the-field style.
Hideki Matsui: Best nickname
Oakland's Matsui surely lives up the big nickname bestowed upon the native of Japan. "Godzilla" has smacked over 170 homers in his big-league career, including a career-high 31 for the Yankees in 2004.
Derek Jeter: Most likely to earn $1M outside baseball
Jeter has a million-dollar smile that drives the ladies wild, so who's to say the Yankees captain couldn't cash in off the field? Picture him in sales. Would you say no? He could probably sell salt to a slug. Furthermore, if he couldn't make a million off the field, he likely could marry into money. That counts ... we'll allow it.
Ivan Rodriguez: Most likely to be a manager
Take a look at all the former catchers who have become managers: Joe Girardi, Mike Scioscia and Jim Leyland are all solid skippers, just to name a few. It'd be no surprise to see Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, at age 40, finishing his Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Washington Nationals, filling out lineup cards in the not-too-distant future.
Michael Cuddyer: Most likely to become a broadcast star
Sure, the Rockies' Cuddyer doesn't have much experience behind a microphone, but something tells us he'd be a natural. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and played just about every position during his long tenure with the Minnesota Twins. That kind of adaptability would make for a great color guy.
Curtis Granderson: Most likely to become President
"The Grandyman" is as smooth as they come. Anyone who has seen him in an interview can confirm that Granderson is a natural in front of the camera. Plus, if he keeps playing as well as he has in New York, he'd already have a good chunk of Electoral College votes locked up.
Nick Swisher: Most likely to win an Oscar
Swisher already has the actress wife, Joanna Garcia, so he's off to a good start. The New York Yankees slugger's goofy personality likely would resonate in Hollywood, too. Also, Swisher has made a handful of guest appearances on primetime sitcoms. Silver screen, watch out!
Bronson Arroyo: Most likely to win a Grammy
The Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher released an album, "Covering the Bases," in 2005. It featured covers of hits by Incubus, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam. Arroyo has since played several concerts.