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One-Year Wonders

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Justin Thompson: Detroit Tigers

A former first-round pick, Thompson looked like he was going to live up to the hype in 1997. He won 15 games, had an ERA of 3.02, and made the All-Star team. The 24-year-old looked like a star in the making. He wasn't. The next year, his ERA went up a run and in 1999 it went up another run, at which point he was traded to the Rangers and sent to the minors. He resurfaced for two relief appearances in 2005, and then was gone for good. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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