Low men on the totem pole

DeWayne Wise, Mike Hessman, Eric Bruntlett secured big league jobs to start the season, but who are they?

Originally Published: April 7, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Every April, I like to run through the 25-man rosters and remind myself how ignorant I am. This year was no exception, as I found 35 names that didn't ring even a tiny bell within my mental storehouse of baseball knowledge. I would argue that it's impossible to keep track of 30 teams' worth of rosters, but I won't bother because I suspect Peter Gammons knows every player on every team's 40-man roster.

Most of my "mystery men" are pitchers who will spend most of this season riding ...

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