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Dayan Viciedo (2008)

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A child star in the Cuban league, Viciedo hit .243 in his first season for Villa Clara at age 15. The following season, Viciedo posted a .337 average with 14 home runs in Cuba. He signed a $10 million contract with the White Sox in December 2008.