Poll: Which position player had the best pitching performance this season?
Thirteen position players have pitched in 2015, and we're currently on pace to see a historical number of non-pitchers try to find the strike zone this season. When it comes to fielders taking the mound, this year has been an embarrassment of delightful riches.
It began with Ike Davis on April 21. Adam Rosales, pitching the Rangers' eighth inning against the Blue Jays on June 26, was the most recent. In 12 cumulative innings, position players have recorded two strike outs, allowed six walks and given up six home runs -- two to Wilson Ramos.
But which position player was the best on the mound so far this season? It depends -- do you care about dominant numbers, or pure entertainment? There's only one way to find out. Check out their appearances below, and vote.
Ike Davis, 1B: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 WHIP, 0 K
David Ross, C: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 WHIP, 0 K
Clint Robinson, OF: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1.00 WHIP, 1 K
Garrett Jones, OF: 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1.50 WHIP, 0 K (one batter hit)
Jesus Sucre, C: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1.00 WHIP, 0 K
Jake Elmore, 2B: 1 IP, 1 ER, 3.00 WHIP, 0 K
Nick Franklin, SS: 1 IP, 2 ER, 3.00 WHIP, 0 K
Jeff Francoeur, OF: 2 IP, 2 ER, 2.00 WHIP, 1 K
Alexi Amarista, SS: 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 WHIP, 0 K
David Murphy, DH: 1/3 IP, 0 ER (five runs allowed), 9.00 WHIP, 0 K
Ryan Raburn, DH: 2/3 IP, 0 ER (two runs allowed), 3.00 WHIP, 0 K
Josh Wilson, 2B: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2.00 WHIP, 0 K
Adam Rosales, 1B: 1 IP, 1 ER, 1.00 WHIP, 0 K