2015 Triple-A Best Tools

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

2015 BEST TOOLS
MLB Double-A High Class A Low Class A
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Category Player, Team (Org) Video Player, Team (Org) Video
Best Batting Prospect Maikel Franco
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Video Corey Seager
Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
 Video
Best Power Prospect Richie Shaffer
Durham (Rays)
Video Jon Singleton
Fresno (Astros)
Best Strike-Zone Judgment Rob Refsnyder
Scranton/WB (Yankees)
Video Greg Garcia
Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Baserunner x—Jose Peraza
Gwinnett (Braves)
Video Matt Szczur
Iowa (Cubs)
Fastest Baserunner Eury Perez
Gwinnett (Braves)
Darnell Sweeney
Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
 Video
Best Pitching Prospect Robert Stephenson
Louisville (Reds)
Steve Matz
Las Vegas (Mets)
 Video
Best Fastball Luis Severino
Scranton/WB (Yankees)
Video Noah Syndergaard
Las Vegas (Mets)
 Video
Best Breaking Pitch Luis Severino
Scranton/WB (Yankees)
Video Jon Gray
Albuquerque (Rockies)
 Video
Best Changeup Henry Owens
Pawtucket (Red Sox)
Video Justin Nicolino
New Orleans (Marlins)
Best Control Tyler Wilson
Norfolk (Orioles)
Tim Cooney
Memphis (Cardinals)
 Video
Best Reliever Oliver Drake
Norfolk (Orioles)
Sam Tuivailala
Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Defensive C Elias Diaz
Indianapolis (Pirates)
y—Tomas Telis
Round Rock (Rangers)
Best Defensive 1B Jesus Aguilar
Columbus (Indians)
Efren Navarro
Salt Lake (Angels)
Best Defensive 2B Alen Hanson
Indianapolis (Pirates)
Wilfredo Tovar
Las Vegas (Mets)
Best Defensive 3B Matt Davidson
Charlotte (White Sox)
Matt Dominguez
Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Best Defensive SS Francisco Lindor
Columbus (Indians)
Video Miguel Rojas
New Orleans (Marlins)
Best Infield Arm Richie Shaffer
Durham (Rays)
Video Javier Baez
Iowa (Cubs)
 Video
Best Defensive OF Jackie Bradley
Pawtucket (Red Sox)
Tommy Pham
Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Outfield Arm Dariel Alvarez
Norfolk (Orioles)
Rymer Liriano
El Paso (Padres)
Most Exciting Player Francisco Lindor
Columbus (Indians)
Video Corey Seager
Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
 Video
Best Manager Prospect Joel Skinner
Charlotte (White Sox)
Brian Poldberg
Omaha (Royals)
x—traded to Dodgers. y—traded to Marlins.

 

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