4. Wilson Betemit
Then: Utility infielder, Wilson Betemit played for the Yankees from 2007 until the end of the 2008 season. Traded over from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Betemit got significant playing time for the Yankees.
While his stats weren’t necessarily stellar, they were enough to keep the Yankees afloat. In fact, Betemit impressed right away, smacking a home run in his first at-bat in pinstripes.
In his two seasons with the Yankees, he batted .253 and played a plethora of positions. Whether he was in the infield or the outfield, he helped make the team better.
Not very well-known, Betemit reminds me of the current Ronald Torreyes in his versatility. However, even though he played everywhere, he is not as recognized as some other players on the roster.
Now: Betemit is still trying to make it in the baseball world but it hasn’t really worked out for him. The dream of playing American professional ball ended in 2015 when he was caught for use of PEDs. After a short time in the Dominican Winter League, Betemit tried again in the Mexican League before getting cut.
So the dream is still there but just less attainable. Whatever happens, we wish him the best!