Think You Can Do Better Than That Bum MLB Player? Nope.
Eno Sarris, writing for The Athletic, has an entertaining story about average joes going up against professional baseball players in several drills.
What did we learn?
You might have one tool that comes close to major league quality. Maybe you can see really well and could pick out a slider early. Maybe you could beat a really slow baseball player in a sprint. Maybe you could hit a BP ball hard. Maybe there’s one thing that you could do around, let’s say, a Single-A level.
But put them all together? We’re all really far from being able to do anything at even close to the level that professional baseball players are accustomed to. It can be a painful realization, sure.
Read the whole thing.