5. Mike Lowell was a product of the Yankees systemThat’s right, the same Mike Lowell that destroyed the Yankees in 2003. The same Lowell that found himself beloved by Boston Red Sox fans for the rest of his career.
Lowell was drafted by the Yankees in the 20th round of the MLB draft in 1995 and actually made his major league debut with the Yankees.
In his short-lived introduction to the Bronx, Lowell played in eight games in 1998 and by 1999, he was traded away to the Florida Marlins.
Prospects often bounce around before they make their appearance in the big leagues but Lowell is one that is fairly popular who has been forgotten in the farm system.
In 1999, he was ranked fifth in the Yankees farm system. Now retired, he is a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion.
New York possibly missed the boat on that one. Oh well, they still managed to win four World Series while he only got two.