Jose Reyes, shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, first signed with the New York Mets in 1999 at the age of just 16. He spent his first three years from 2000 to 2003 with the Mets minor league teams, getting called up to the majors in June, 2003. He started strong in 2003, batting .307 with 84 hits, 12 doubles, and 13 stolen bases in 69 games. However, the following season he played in just 53 games with the Mets.
Matt Garza, starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers, was first drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2005. He moved quickly through the organization, playing with their minor league teams for less than a full season. After 135-2/3 innings pitched in the minors, Garza was called up to the Twins in August, 2006. He fared much better, however, in the minors, ending his time there with a 14-4 record and a 1.99 ERA. In contrast, in 10 games with the Twins, Garza had a 3-6 record with a 5.76 ERA. He pitched better with the Twins in 2007 but they traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays after the season ended.