11 Current MLB Superstars Traded Before They Blew Up

  • David Gonos

COVER-Rizzo-Jim-Rogash Current MLB Superstars That Got Traded Before They Blew Up

Throughout baseball history, there are plenty of MLB superstars that got traded by the team that originally drafted them. We’re talking Baseball Hall of Famers like Tom Seaver (Dodgers), John Smoltz (Tigers), Lou Brock (Cubs), and Jeff Bagwell (Red Sox).

So we thought we’d take a look at the current group of players on the field to find some more relatable MLB superstars that got traded by the team that drafted them.

It’s always fun to look back to see how a team broke your heart – especially when you see they could’ve had an All-Star in their dugout, as opposed to wearing a different jersey!

11 Current MLB Superstars That Got Traded Too Early

The following Major League Baseball players were traded by the team they signed with after they were drafted by them. We’re not counting players that got much playing time with the original team, like a Jose Bautista with the Pirates before he got traded. (Actually, they traded him away after drafting him, only to trade for him four years later, then trade him away again four years after that – before he became a beast!)

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com, NFL.com, MLB.com and SportsIllustrated.com.