(c) Houston Astros

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Position: OF      Born: Aug 21, 1968      Bats: Left      Throws: Left

Nicknamed "Tuffy", the slender outfielder was a third round choice of the Astros in 1986. He debuted with Houston in 1990 at age 21. He played sparingly for the Astros over four seasons and hit .219 with two homers and six steals before being released early in the 1993 season. He was claimed by Kansas City who later traded him to the Cubs.

On Opening Day in 1994, Rhodes delighted the Wrigley faithful with three home runs in a losing effort. The Cincinnati native played in a career-high 95 games but hit just five homers the rest of the way. The Cubs waived him the following year and he was claimed by Boston, where he appeared in ten games. For his big league career, Rhodes hit .224 with 13 homers over six seasons.

Rhodes wasn't done yet though. He went to Japan and turned into one of the top sluggers in Japanese history. He returned to the U.S. in 2006 and signed with his hometown Reds but they released him during spring training.