Dwight Evans (1969, 5th round)
Dwight Evans isn’t quite as accomplished as the players he shared a star-studded outfield with but he was an outstanding player in his own right.
Dewey spent the first 19 of his 20 MLB season with the Red Sox, appearing in 2505 games. Only Yastrzemski, his teammate for a dozen seasons, has played in more games with Boston. That longevity is why Evans ranks fourth among Red Sox position players with 64.3 career WAR, per FanGraphs.
Evans hit a solid .272/.369/.473 with 385 home runs during his tenure in Boston. He didn’t put up the staggering numbers that his more heralded teammates did but Evans earned a pair of Silver Sluggers and three All-Star appearances.
His real value came in the field, as Evans collected eight Gold Glove awards to cement his legacy as one of the all-time greatest defensive right fielders.
He also had a knack for coming through when the lights were brightest on the postseason stage. Evans posted a .300 average with three home runs and 14 RBI in 14 World Series games and he was a key member of the ’75 and ’86 teams that fell just short of championship glory.