Travis Phelps

When Phelps — the Tampa Bay Devil Rays selection in the 89th round of the 1996 amateur draft — made his major-league debut on April 19, 2001, he became the lowest-drafted player ever to make the big leagues. 1,729 players had been selected before him.

Jason Maxwell, who had been picked in the 74th round in ’93 and broke in with the Cubs in ’98, had been the previous record-holder before Scott Seabol, picked in the 88th round by the Yankees in ’96, made his debut eleven days before Phelps.