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Baseball Scrappy baseball players


Living in Ikoria
Staff member
In Major League Baseball, my favorite players are often described as scrappy - meaning that they're not the biggest dogs in the fight but succeed with hard work, consistency, and good fielding. I thought of David Eckstein - the MVP of the 2006 World Series - in this category a lot. Currently players like Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals are playing the game this way too. I feel like baseball is unique where people like this can thrive even if they're not putting up the biggest numbers...yet they're still a valuable member of the team.

What do you think of these kinds of players and who are some of your favorites?


Better Call Saul
Staff member
I think of Eckstein and Carp as you said but I also immediately thought of Brendan Ryan and Joe McEwing as well. I am trying to think of other guys but am blanking haha

I like those type of players though. They just gut it out and never give up. A lot of them play the game like I used to play it.


Son of Liberty
That was why Craig Biggio was one of my favorite players. I loved how scrappy he was. That was also why I loved Lenny Dykstra so much. Eickstein and Carp are definitely guys that fit that description.