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Cameron Maybin
Cameron Maybin Votes
Drafted: '05, 1st round (10 overall)
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2008

It may have seemed surprising when Maybin, after just 20 at-bats above Class A ball, was called to the big leagues in 2007. But that's a testament to how the Tigers, and most around baseball, felt about the young center fielder's maturity and makeup. He's not too bad on the field, either.

Wherever Maybin has played as a pro -- in the Midwest League in 2006, the Florida State League, his brief stop in the Eastern League and the Arizona Fall League, where he played until the shoulder issue that had bothered him all season shut him down -- he has stood out as one of the best players on the field. He can do everything well and he's still improving. Even at his age and with time lost to injury, he's not far from bringing his five-tool talent to the big-league stage full-time. He didn't do much in his first taste, but he will assuredly be one of the most exciting players in baseball for a long time. It just won't be in Detroit. He was sent, along with five other players, to the Marlins in return for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. Florida does have an opening in center field, one that the 21-year-old Maybin might step into.