…too bad he did it for the Mets.
Catcher Omir Santos was named to the 51st annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team today.
Santos was drafted by the Yankees in the 21st round of the 2001 amateur draft. But, they allowed him to leave the organization after the 2007 season. After that, he hitched on with the Baltimore Orioles for 2008 and landed with the Mets in 2009.
He’s sort of like catcher Michel Hernandez – who was signed by the Yankees in May of 1998 as an amateur free agent. The Yankees waived Hernandez in January of 2004 and then he bounced around – stopping at Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and even the Somerset Patriots, before resurfacing with the Rays again as their back-up catcher.
Catchers…man…they take a licking but keep on ticking…