Josh Hamilton won the American League Most Valuable Player Award this week, putting the cap on an amazing year and an amazing comeback.

Hamilton has firmly established himself as one of the great hitters in Major League Baseball.

Hamilton’s accomplishment is unique for an interesting reason: Hamilton becomes just the sixth player in the history of the June amateur player draft to be picked number one overall, and then go on to win the Most Valuable Player award.

Indeed, Hamilton’s season already puts him on the list of the Top 10 Most Successful No. 1 Overall Picks in baseball history.

Let’s have a look.

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