Phil Plantier

1993 Donruss #3 Phil Plantier Front
The most career home runs by a player born in New Hampshire.

Why we like him: It's one thing to be a big-time prospect, but it's another thing altogether to be a big-time Red Sox prospect. Phil Plantier exploded onto the scene in 1991 when he batted .331 with 11 homers in 53 games for the Sox. And thus the expectations were set. After a 1992 season that saw him bat .246 with just 7 dingers in 108 games, Plantier was traded away to San Diego as a failed Boston hope. In his first season as a Padre, Plantier batted just .240 but slugged 34 home runs and drove in 10 runs. He spent the last four seasons of his career bouncing around both leagues and generally not hitting very well. However, his 91 career homers are good enough to crown him the home run king of all players ever born in New Hampshire. So he's got that going for him.

Ladies and gentlemen, Phil Plantier, ballplayer.

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