Darin Erstad might not be a player the casual baseball fan remembers, but those who followed the game closely in the late 1990s and early 2000s will remember him. He was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1995 and had a noteworthy run on some really good Angels teams, including the World Series-winning squad in 2002. He also ended his career with the Houston Astros.
By the time he came to Houston in Dec. 2007, Erstad’s best days were behind him. He was 33 and coming off a pair of subpar seasons, and the Astros mainly wanted him as a reserve outfielder/first baseman and pinch hitter.