GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 04: Outfielder Cody Ross #13 of the San Francisco Giants catches a fly ball out against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 4, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Giants’ Cody Ross has proven that timing is everything.
The outfielder, who swings with his right hand and throws with his left, joined the team in late 2010 from the Florida Marlins and quickly proceeded to drop jaws with his batting skills. In the post-season, Ross rang up five home runs, five doubles, and ten RBIs.
Considered the Giants’ greatest October hitter since Barry Bonds in 2002, Ross was named MVP for the National League Championship Series and helped his new team win the World Series for the first time since 1954.