Major League Designated Hitters (DH)

Adam Dunn, DH, Chicago White Sox

Adam Dunn, designated hitter for the Chicago White Sox, was first drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1998. He played in the Reds' minor league system from 1998 through part of 2001, ending his minor league career with a .304 batting average. [read more...]

Delmon Young, DH, Baltimore Orioles

Delmon Young, designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles, was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2003. He played in the Rays' minor league system from 2004 through 2006, joining the Rays for 30 games in 2006. He was an outstanding player in the minor leagues, winning the Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year award in 2005. That season, he batted .315 with 176 hits, 26 doubles, 26 home runs, 99 RBIs, and 32 stolen bases in 136 games. [read more...]

Alberto Callaspo, DH, Oakland Athletics

Alberto Callaspo, designated hitter for the Oakland Athletics, was first signed by the Los Angeles Angels in 2001. After four years in the Athletics' minor league system, they traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in February, 2006. He spent most of the next two seasons in the minor leagues, playing in 23 games with the Diamondbacks in 2006 and in 56 games in 2007. [read more...]

Chris Carter, DH, Houston Astros

Chris Carter, designated hitter for the Houston Astros, was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2005. After playing in the minor leagues for two years, the White Sox traded him to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007. Two weeks later, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics. [read more...]

Corey Hart, DH, Seattle Mariners

Corey Hart, designated hitter for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2000. He played in the Brewers' minor league system from 2000 through half of 2006. He joined the Brewers for 1 game in 2004, 21 games in 2005, and 87 games in 2006. [read more...]

Ryan Raburn, DH, Cleveland Indians

Ryan Raburn, designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 1991 but he opted for college instead. Two years later, he was drafted by the Tigers and he signed with them. He played in the Tigers' minor league system from 2001 through most of 2007. [read more...]

C.J. Cron, DH, Los Angeles Angels

C.J. Cron, designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels, was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2008 but he opted for college instead. After playing successfully in college for three years, he was drafted in 2011 by the Angels. Cron's father, Chris, also played in the major leagues but his career lasted for just two years, including one year with the Angels. He followed his playing career with a long career as a manager in the minor leagues. [read more...]