2015 Low Class A Best Tools

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

2015 BEST TOOLS
MLB Triple-A Double-A High Class A
MIDWEST LEAGUE SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
Category Player Org Video Player Org Video
Best Batting Prospect Rowdy Tellez Lansing (Blue Jays) Ozzie Albies Rome (Braves) Video
Best power prospect x-Jacob Nottingham Quad Cities (Astros) Ryan O’Hearn Lexington (Royals)
Best Strike-Zone judgment Tim Locastro Lansing (Blue Jays) John Johnson Savannah (Mets)
Best baserunner Greg Allen Lake County (Indians) Jorge Mateo Charleston (Yankees)  Video
Fastest baserunner Rashad Crawford South Bend (Cubs) Jorge Mateo Charleston (Yankees)  Video
Best pitching prospect Brent Honeywell Bowling Green (Rays) Video Sam Coonrod Augusta (Giants) Video
Best fastball Riley Ferrell Quad Cities (Astros) Michael Kopech Greenville (Red Sox) Video
Best breaking pitch Francis Martes Quad Cities (Astros) Sam Coonrod Augusta (Giants) Video
Best changeup Brent Honeywell Bowling Green (Rays) Video Jordan Guerrero Kannapolis (White Sox)
Best control Ross Seaton West Michigan (Tigers) Spencer Adams Kannapolis (White Sox)  Video
Best reliever Trevor Hildenberger Cedar Rapids (Twins) Rodolfo Martinez Augusta (Giants)
Best defensive catcher Brian Navarreto Cedar Rapids (Twins) Jordan Procyshen Greenville (Red Sox)  Video
Best defensive 1b Casey Gillaspie Bowling Green (Rays) Video Nick Longhi Greenville (Red Sox) Video
Best defensive 2b Tucker Neuhaus Wisconsin (Brewers) John Johnson Savannah (Mets)
Best defensive 3b Zach Houchins Burlington (Angels) Rafael Devers Greenville (Red Sox) Video
Best defensive ss Nick Gordon Cedar Rapids (Twins) Video Javier Guerra Greenville (Red Sox) Video
Best infield arm Yairo Munoz Beloit (Athletics) Jorge Mateo Charleston (Yankees)  Video
Best defensive outfielder Michael Gettys Fort Wayne (Padres) Video Louie Lechich Kannapolis (White Sox)
Best outfield arm Alex Verdugo Great Lakes (Dodgers) Video Louie Lechich Kannapolis (White Sox)
Most exciting player Gleyber Torres South Bend (Cubs) Jorge Mateo Charleston (Yankees)
Best manager prospect Jake Mauer Cedar Rapids (Twins) Jose Leger Savannah (Mets)
x-Traded to Athletics

 

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