2015 Double-A Best Tools

Baseball America asked Double-A managers and coaches to break down the best players in a variety of categories.

2015 BEST TOOLS
MLB Triple-A High Class A Low Class A
EASTERN LEAGUE SOUTHERN LEAGUE TEXAS LEAGUE
Category Player Org Video Player Org Video Player Org Video
Best Batting Prospect Josh Bell Altoona (Pirates) Video Kyle Schwarber Tennessee (Cubs) Video Carlos Correa Corpus Christi (Astros) Video
Best power prospect Aaron Judge Trenton (Yankees) Video Adam Brett Walker Chattanooga (Twins) Joey Gallo Frisco (Rangers) Video
Best Strike-Zone judgment Yandy Diaz Akron (Indians) Max Kepler Chattanooga (Twins) Video Tony Kemp Corpus Christi (Astros) Video
Best baserunner Roman Quinn Reading (Phillies) Video Tim Anderson Birmingham (White Sox) Video Terrance Gore Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Fastest baserunner Roman Quinn Reading (Phillies) Video Byron Buxton Chattanooga (Twins) Video Terrance Gore Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Best pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow Altoona (Pirates) Video Blake Snell Montgomery (Rays) Video Julio Urias Tulsa (Dodgers) Video
Best fastball Luis Severino Trenton (Yankees) Video Frankie Montas Birmingham (White Sox) Video Tayron Guerrero San Antonio (Padres)
Best breaking pitch Tyler Glasnow Altoona (Pirates) Video Jorge Lopez Biloxi (Brewers) Julio Urias Tulsa (Dodgers) Video
Best changeup Parker Bridwell Bowie (Orioles) Blake Snell Montgomery (Rays) Video Jose De Leon Tulsa (Dodgers)
Best control Aaron Nola Reading (Phillies) Jose Berrios Chattanooga (Twins)  Video Colin Rea San Antonio (Padres)
Best reliever Mychal Givens Bowie (Orioles) Silvino Bracho Mobile (Diamondbacks) Trevor Gott Arkansas (Angels)
Best defensive catcher Pedro Severino Harrisburg (Nationals) Justin O’Conner Montgomery (Rays)  Video Roberto Pena Corpus Christi (Astros)
Best defensive 1b Greg Bird Trenton (Yankees) Video Danny Hayes Birmingham (White Sox) Jonathan Rodriguez Springfield (Cardinals)
Best defensive 2b Kelby Tomlinson Richmond (Giants) Heiker Meneses Chattanooga (Twins) Angel Franco Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Best defensive 3b Yandy Diaz Akron (Indians) Brandon Drury Mobile (Diamondbacks)  Video Brian Hernandez Arkansas (Angels)
Best defensive ss Gift Ngoepe Altoona (Pirates) Orlando Arcia Biloxi (Brewers) Video Raul A. Mondesi Northwest Arkansas (Royals) Video
Best infield arm Erik Gonzalez Akron (Indians) Orlando Arcia Biloxi (Brewers) Video Raul A. Mondesi Northwest Arkansas (Royals) Video
Best defensive outfielder Roman Quinn Reading (Phillies) Video Byron Buxton Chattanooga (Twins) Video Travis Jankowski San Antonio (Padres) Video
Best outfield arm Aaron Judge Trenton (Yankees) Video Gabby Guerrero Mobile (Diamondbacks) Hunter Renfroe San Antonio (Padres)  Video
Most exciting player Aaron Judge Trenton (Yankees) Video Byron Buxton Chattanooga (Twins) Video Carlos Correa Corpus Christi (Astros) Video
Best manager prospect David Wallace Akron (Indians) Doug Mientkiewicz Chattanooga (Twins) Razor Shines Tulsa (Dodgers)

 

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