The All-Expendables

June 18, 2000

Red Sox centerfielder Carl Everett (above), whom the Marlins
plucked from the Yankees with the 27th pick in the 1992
expansion draft, is only one of many draftees who eventually
found big league success. The expansion drafts of '92 (Marlins
and Rockies) and '97 (Devil Rays and Diamondbacks) produced a
lode of such gems, as the roster below reveals. (Statistics
through Sunday.)

--David Sabino

POS PLAYER, TEAM DRAFTED FROM DRAFTED BY

1B Jeff Conine Royals Marlins
ORIOLES

SKINNY
Became Florida's alltime hits leader (737 in five seasons); now
batting .313 as valued role player in Baltimore

2B Eric Young Dodgers Rockies
CUBS

[SKINNY]
Los Angeles reacquired him in '97; since '93 only Kenny Lofton
(371) and Otis Nixon (315) have more steals than Young (308)

SS Tony Batista A's Diamondbacks
BLUE JAYS

[SKINNY]
Developed power stroke after being grabbed from Oakland; 40
dingers in 154 games with Toronto

3B Vinny Castilla Braves Rockies
DEVIL RAYS

[SKINNY]
Became Colorado's alltime franchise leader with 203 home runs;
drove in more than 100 runs four straight seasons

LF Dmitri Young Reds Devil Rays
REDS

[SKINNY]
Career .257 hitter before Tampa Bay selected him; hitting .298
since being traded back to the Reds later that day

CF Carl Everett Yankees Marlins
RED SOX

[SKINNY]
Batting .333 with 41 home runs, 128 RBIs and .687 slugging
percentage with Houston and Boston since June 15, 1999

RF Bobby Abreu Astros Devil Rays
PHILLIES

[SKINNY]
Five-tooler .335 with 20 homers and 27 steals in '99; this year,
.298 with .530 slugging percentage

C Brad Ausmus Yankees Rockies
TIGERS

[SKINNY]
Much traveled backstop and expert handler of pitchers; All-Star
in '99, he led American League catchers in fielding percentage
(.998)

SP Brian Anderson Indians Diamondbacks
DIAMONDBACKS

[SKINNY]
Second player taken in '97 draft; lefthander has gone 5-1 for
Arizona in 2000

RP Trevor Hoffman Reds Marlins
PADRES

[SKINNY]
Saved 241 games since '93, the highest total of any National
League reliever during that span

COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)