#2 Rube Baker (Major League II and back to the Minors)
Some people might call this harsh, or have a soft spot for this nug, but I refuse to accept this beta, functioning idiot into my heart. He was a disgrace to the legacy of Jake Taylor and possibly the worst major leaguer of all time, as far as talent is concerned.
In what world would a backup catcher who can’t hit, but also can’t play defense ever have a shot at playing on a major league team. Seriously, you make exceptions for catchers who can’t swing it because they are brick walls behind the plate with excellent in game management skills, but a catcher who can’t even throw a baseball, and who might as well gone up to the plate with a rolled up piece of newspaper? It’s a sick world and a sad day for an organization when that’s the kind of talent they are signing.
Were the options so bad for the Indians that they had to carry this kid on to the majors? I mean I know management wanted them to lose every game, but they seriously couldn’t figure out a way to get a catcher who could actually play baseball? Like how do you get drafted, if you can't throw or hit? As far as being atrocious on the field, you could also make a solid argument that he was legally a rah-tard. There was a good chance this dude was wearing diapers under his pants and probably spent a lot of time licking windows on the blue bus as a child.
An atrocious player with no baseball IQ or skills, he brought one lame motivational speech to the team and it was still garbage. No wonder he was in Back to the Minors, because he was an absolute trash baseball player who slipped through the cracks for one lucky year.