Hamilton blossomed from a legendary high school baseball star at Athens Drive High School into the No. 1 overall pick of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft by Tampa Bay. As a 6-foot-4, 200-pound high school senior, Hamilton hit .529 with 35 RBIs and 34 runs scored in just 25 games.
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