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Adrian Gonzalez
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Adrian Gonzalez

2000, Florida Marlins

First baseman, Eastlake High

Adrian Gonzalez went first overall to the Marlins, but after the slugging first baseman suffered a wrist injury, Florida flipped him to Texas in a deal for Ugueth Urbina. Gonzalez never amounted to much with the Rangers and was traded to San Diego for Chris Young and Terrmel Sledge. Even though the Padres play in one of the worst hitters' park in baseball (PETCO Park), Gonzalez hit .288 with 161 home runs in his five seasons there. Gonzalez thrived in 2011, his first season with the Red Sox, when he hit .338 with 27 home runs.


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