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Josh Vitters
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Drafted: '07, 1st round (3 overall)
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2010

It's not always easy to live up to the hype, but Vitters did just that in his senior season at Cypress High School. He was a first-team All-American while overcoming a bout with pneumonia that sapped his strength for much of the spring. That's one of the reasons he was taken as the No. 3 overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in last June's draft.

Vitters barely got his professional feet wet in 2007, so he didn't get to show his wide array of offensive skills, but he should hit for average and plenty of power. He makes good, consistent contact and has an advanced approach at the plate, especially for a high schooler. Vitters' glove is definitely behind his bat, but he has the tools necessary to become a capable third baseman. He worked extremely hard on his defensive skills at instructs to make himself a more complete player.