The 2005 Draft was loaded with dynamic high school outfielders, including Justin Upton (No. 1 overall pick), Cameron Maybin (No. 10), Jay Bruce (No. 12) and Colby Rasmus (No. 28). In 2009, we still had Rasmus and Maybin ranked slightly ahead of Andrew McCutchen (No. 11 pick in '05) in our prospect rankings -- Upton and Bruce were already in the Majors -- but he earned a promotion after destroying Triple-A in 49 games in '09, and has had the most distinguished career of the group ever since.
As we gear up for the unveiling of MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects for 2015 -- which will be revealed on MLB Network and MLB.com at 9 p.m. ET on Friday -- we're looking back at what was written about some of today's superstars back when they were still on prospect lists.