Major League Baseball has a very small amount of players who successfully turned their careers around from forgettable to memorable.
No one can predict how a player's career will work out. Not every player comes out of the gates as a top prospect and immediately turns into an All-Star—in fact, very few do.
The reality of the matter is that most players will just be another name in a box score at the end of the day.
But there are those few players who take the long way to becoming a star. They grind their way from being a name in a box score to becoming the headline above the article.
So let's take a look at some of the players in MLB history who made that headline just a little more special thanks to the way they changed their careers.