I bet you are wondering who Wayne Lydon is. To be completely honest, I had forgotten all about Lydon, as he never even registered a major league at-bat. Being a career .258 hitter over ten seasons in the minor leagues, there is a reason he never made his big league debut. However, he definitely deserved to make the Blue Jays in 2006 after his great spring training performance.
In 37 at-bats, the switch-hitting outfielder slashed an impressive .405/.511/.514, hitting two doubles and one triple. To go along with those impeccable numbers, Lydon also stole an impressive five bases.
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You would think that those numbers would earn the career minor-leaguer a shot as the fourth outfielder, but unfortunately for Lydon there was no room on the big-league squad
Lydon was assigned to AAA Syracuse, where he finished the year with a slash line of .263/.335/.394. Lydon is a perfect example of a player who did everything he could when he got his chance to impress; ultimately it was just not enough.