== == Well without a doubt, the ones who take the most steroids typically are the strongest for some strange coincidence, perhaps some argue that they are cheating, well let the pros decide. Bench press isn't all that important in the MLB as in other sports such as football. Batters and pitchers extensively workout their lower body to be able to achieve massive amounts of steghns to generate the force necessary to hit the ball or thrust a 100mph heater. Upper body is essential however especially for sluggers who relly on raw power to post a 450+ ft Homerun everytime at bat. My estimate is pitchers, petite outfielders, pinch runners, and other smaller players might be in the 200-300 range. Silver sluggers, Designated hitters, heavy lineup batters, perhaps in the 300-500 range. Umpires: they can bench a broom dipped in chrome for about 2 reps.
Who was the highest paid MLB player in 1996?
Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player and he's getting paid $32 million in 2011.
The average salary of an MLB player in 1964 was 14,863 US dollars. 1964 was the first year salary statistics for MLB were recorded. The highest paid MLB player that year was Willie Mays who earned $105,000.
The highest paied playin in the 2012 season is Albert P. from the angles :)
Former MLB catcher Johnny Bench is 70 years old (birthdate: December 7, 1947).
The Rookie of the Year award was started in 1947. For the 1947 and 1948 season, one player was named ROY for MLB as opposed to the way it is today where one player is named ROY for each league. The first MLB ROY was Jackie Robinson.
Johan Santana has the largest contract for a pitcher, with $132 million guaranteed for 6 years (an average of $22 million per year). He will make another $18.75 million if the Mets keep him for a seventh season, and $5.5 million if they do not.
MLB player Curtis Granderson throws right.
MLB player Adam LaRoche bats left.
According to the MLB Players Association, the MLB average salary in 1990 was $597,537 The highest paid player was Robin Yount of the Brewers at $3,200,000 and the minimum salary was $100,000.