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2: Kevin Jordan (1995 – 2001)
Jordan was drafted by the Dodgers in the 10th round in 1989 and the Yankees in the 20th round in 1990. Advancing as far as Double-A in the Yankees organization, Jordan was acquired by the Phillies in 1994 and spent his entire major-league career as one.
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Jordan hit just .185 in 54 at-bats in 1995 but had four consecutive very solid seasons at the plate while playing above average defense at first base, second base, and third base.
Jordan’s best season was in 1999 when he hit .286 with 17 doubles, 51 RBI and .285 batting average. Consistency was the key for Jordan, hitting between .266 and .285 every season from 1996 through 1999.
In 560 career games, Jordan hit .258 with 363 hits, 70 doubles, 23 home runs, and 175 RBI. Jordan completed his first season as part-time radio color analyst for 94 WIP.