Low Class A Best Tools

Baseball America asked the men with the best seats in the house to voice their opinions. From the American League to the South Atlantic, we asked every full-season manager, often with input from his coaching staff, to break down the best players in a variety of categories.

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2016 BEST TOOLS
MLB Triple-A Double-A High Class A
Best . . .
Midwest League South Atlantic League
Hitter Eloy Jimenez Video-Button Victor Robles Video-Button
South Bend Hagerstown
(Cubs) (Nationals)
Power Eloy Jimenez Video-Button Josh Ockimey
South Bend Greenville
(Cubs) (Red Sox)
Strike-Zone Judgment Jake Cronenworth Video-Button Josh Ockimey
Bowling Green Greenville
(Rays) (Red Sox)
Baserunner Kyle Tucker Video-Button Eric Jenkins
Quad Cities Hickory
(Astros) (Rangers)
Speed Derek Hill Video-Button Eric Jenkins
West Michigan Hickory
(Tigers) (Rangers)
Pitcher Sandy Alcantara Video-Button Mitch Keller
Peoria West Virginia
(Cardinals) (Pirates)
Fastball Sandy Alcantara Video-Button Anderson Espinoza Video-Button
Peoria Greenville
(Cardinals) (Red Sox)
Breaking Pitch Jacob Nix Video-Button Touki Toussaint Video-Button
Fort Wayne Rome
(Padres) (Braves)
Changeup Junior Fernandez Video-Button P.J. Conlon
Peoria Columbia
(Cardinals) (Mets)
Control Evan Manarino Mitch Keller
  Beloit West Virginia
(Athletics) (Pirates)
Reliever Gerson Moreno Andrew Schwaab
West Michigan Charleston
(Tigers) (Yankees)
Defensive C Francisco Mejia Tyler Sanchez
Lake County Hickory
(Indians) (Rangers)
Defensive 1B Juan Kelly Dillon Dobson
Lansing Augusta
(Blue Jays) (Giants)
Defensive 2B Eli Alvarez Video-Button Luis Alejandro Basabe
Peoria Greenville
(Cardinals) (Red Sox)
Defensive 3B Kevin PadloVideo-Button Kelvin Gutierrez
Bowling Green Hagerstown
(Rays) (Nationals)
Defensive SS Jake Cronenworth Video-Button Kyle Holder
Bowling Green Charleston
(Rays) (Yankees)
Infield Arm Carlos Belen Yeyson Yrizarri
Fort Wayne Hickory
(Padres) (Rangers)
Defensive OF Derek Hill Video-Button Victor Robles Video-Button
West Michigan Hagerstown
(Tigers) (Nationals)
Outfield Arm Jose Azocar Yonathan Daza
West Michigan Asheville
(Tigers) (Rockies)
Most Exciting Player Eloy Jimenez Video-Button Victor Robles Video-Button
South Bend Hagerstown
(Cubs) (Nationals)
Manager Mitch Canham Warren Schaeffer
Clinton Asheville
(Mariners) (Rockies)

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