As for Jackson, his own pro career began all the way back in 2001, when Moneyball was still just a sparkle in Billy Beane’s eye. When he was drafted by the Dodgers in early June, the A’s roster featured names like Olmedo Saenz, Ron Gant, Frank Menechino, and Terrence Long, on top of Buy MLB18 Stubs the Big 3 and the more famous stars. Current bench coach Ryan Christenson was a 27-year-old outfielder, though he was traded away a couple weeks later. It was a long time ago in baseball terms.

Here are some highlights of the 17 years that followed that draft day, split up among the 13 teams for which he suited up (and one more that he left too quickly to play for). He hasn’t always been a star, but he’s almost always been interesting.