We look back on the 2014 season for 28-year-old Canadian corner man Jamie Romak, who made his major league debut this season.
What went right
In his 12th professional season and after 1,069 minor league games and 4,308 plate appearances, the 28-year-old Romak got his first call to the majors on May 28 with the Dodgers.
Romak hit .280/.335/.538 with 24 home runs and 30 doubles in 108 games with the Isotopes, mixing time between third base and the outfield. With the Dodgers he started in right field, third base and first base.
On a rainy day at Coors Field on June 8, Romak hit a two-run double in the top of the sixth inning against the Rockies for his first major league hit. The Dodgers were already up 2-1 after five innings, an official game, and the game was called after the top of the sixth inning with the Dodgers winning 6-1. Had the game been called a few minutes earlier, Romak might not have a major league hit to his name, because ...
What went wrong
Romak in 15 games with the Dodgers was just 1-for-21 with two walks (.048/.130/.095).
He was 0-for-14 with six strikeouts after his hit.
Salary: $500,000 (pro-rated share of major league minimum when he was in the majors)
Game of the year
This has to be June 8 against the Rockies, for that two-run double. Romak got his moment in the sun ... or, rain.
Romak was designated for assignment on June 25, removing him from the 40-man roster, and outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque three days later. For 2015, he signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks.