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Ken Griffey Jr. Scouting Report from 1987 Gushes over Future Star

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23:  Ken Griffey Jr. addresses the media as the recipient of the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award presented by MLB commissioner Bud Selig prior to Game Four of the MLB World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Jake SilverSocial Media StaffAugust 11, 2013

Despite battling injuries in the latter part of his career, Ken Griffey Jr. is often discussed as one of the smoothest baseball players ever and one of the greatest talents of all time.

Busted Coverage dug up his scouting report from 1987, when Griffey Jr. was just 17 years old. "Top prospect for me with outstanding skills" and "has above [average] to outstanding tools in all 5 categories" are just some of the prophetic markings in the writeup.

Griffey Jr. was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame on Saturday and is eligible for Cooperstown in 2016. He finished his career with 630 home runs, 10 Gold Glove Awards in center field and 13 All-Star appearances.

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