Suspension sets back Young's development
Young, the first overall selection in the 2003 draft, signed a five-year major league contract with the Devil Rays that began in 2004. He jumped two levels after the 2004 season, crushed Southern League pitching and, to end the summer of '05, had a cameo in Triple-A, where his performance fell off a bit. Still, as a plus runner and a good outfielder with arguably 70 raw power (on a scout's 20-80 scale), he had a substantial case to be baseball's top prospect. He was ranked first overall by both Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus, but I had him No. 2, behind Florida's Jeremy Hermida.
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