Jose Bautista: Yes, that Jose Bautista. The Orioles picked him up in the Rule 5 draft at the 2003 Winter Meetings and kept him on the major league roster for a couple of months, but he made just 12 plate appearances before being waived. Of course, the rest is history. He ended up being a serviceable player in Pittsburgh for a few years and then burst to prominence in Toronto as one of the top home run hitters in baseball with an amazing 54-homer season in 2010. Who knew?
Baltimore Sun photo by Doug Kapustin