I read that Mark DeRosa retired, but took a new job as as a MLB Network analyst.
I was a huge fan, most of you who read here probably were/are too.
He gets to say this to his grandkids: "Yeah, I hit a hundred homers in the Bigs."
Yeah, a big team failure at the end of that year and still (to me at least) way more of a sucker punch ending than anything having to do with '03.
But that year DeRosa had the most at bats of his career, and his numbers were .285/.376/.481.
An .857 ops.
Not winning a batting title, but still pretty dang cool.
If you go to his stat page on ESPN, you'll see it says "Position: Second Base".
But we all remember the only positions he didn't play were basically catcher and pitcher, and I bet he coulda done a nice Doug Dascenzo impersonation if asked.
Anyway, here are some illustrations of him.
An illustration about his defensive skills.