Chris Morris, of – Drafted by the Cardinals in the 15th round of the 2000 draft. He played pro ball from 2000-2005, and made it as far as AA. Despite never making it to AAA has some eye-popping stats. In 2001 with A-ball Peoria he hit .294/.398/.367 with 111 stolen bases. 111! He also struck out 101 times…and walked 83. Those are great numbers. I am not sure why he stalled out. Seems like a decent player who should have stuck as a 4th outfielder at the very least.
Jose Reyes, if – This is a name we should all know, if for nothing else then his 11 great seasons with the Mets. All told Reyes has spent the last 15 seasons in the big leagues. He has been selected to four All-Star teams, won a Silver Slugger and batting title. He has led the league in stolen bases three times and has amassed 36.7 WAR and a 104 OPS+. Still active.
Jorge Vasquez, p – Signed by the Kansas City Royals as an amateur free agent in 1998, and spent 17 seasons in the pros. He spent the vast majority of that time in the minors, and only got 12.1 innings at the major league level while playing for the Royals and Braves. He retired after the 2015 season.
Still, he was organizational player, as was the closer on a couple minor league teams. He saved 29 games in 2003 between High-A and AA, and 18 the next season in AA. Not a great player in the majors, but is the type of player organizations need to function.
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