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Guess the Prospect!

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Guess the Prospect!

I was a first round draft pick out of high school in Oakland, California. A toolsy outfielder, I had both speed and power. I could have gone to college to play basketball, but decided to play pro baseball instead due to family reasons.

My pro debut was very successful: I hit .304 with a .502 SLG in rookie ball, also contributing 20 steals in just 57 games. I struck out a lot but I also drew my share of walks. The next season, I was promoted directly to the Florida State League, a big jump for a 19-year-old. I did very well, hitting .332 with 18 homers, 16 steals, and 63 walks.

I began the following season in Triple-A, skipping Double-A entirely. Again, I played great, hitting .322 in 37 games to earn a promotion to the majors. But I was overmatched in the majors at age 20. In fact, I was a distinctly below average major league player until age 23, when I blossomed.

Throughout my career, I provided power, speed, and the ability to draw walks along with good defense. Injuries slowed me down eventually, and my career ended early at age 31. Nowadays, people remember me as a player who was sort-of disappointing, but if you look at my career objectively I was a very good player.

Who am I?