Triple-A Best Tools



Triple-A Best Tools

Our week-long survey of the best tools in the minors is over. We began by featuring the Triple-A leagues, followed by Double-A, then high Class A, and finally low Class A to wrap up the coverage. The Best Tools Slideshow consists of photos of some of the toolsiest players in the minors along with quotes about their tools from those who know them best.

  INTERNATIONAL LEAGUEPACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Best Batting ProspectJosh Fields, CharlotteHowie Kendrick, Salt Lake
Best Power ProspectScott Thorman, RichmondNelson Cruz, Nashville
Best Strike-Zone JudgmentChris Denorfia, LouisvilleAlberto Callaspo, Tucson
Best BaserunnerJerry Owens, CharlotteCharlton Jimerson, Round Rock
Fastest BaserunnerRajai Davis, IndianapolisFreddy Guzman, Oklahoma
Best Pitching ProspectJeremy Sowers, BuffaloJered Weaver, Salt Lake
Best FastballBrandon League, SyracuseChad Billingsley, Las Vegas
Best Breaking PitchJ.D. Durbin, RochesterRich Hill, Iowa
Best ControlJeremy Sowers, BuffaloJason Hirsh, Round Rock
Best RelieverPat Neshek, RochesterJack Taschner, Fresno
Best Defensive CatcherShawn Riggans, DurhamJeff Mathis, Salt Lake
Best Defensive First BasemanCasey Rogowski, CharlotteJames Loney, Las Vegas
Best Defensive Second BasemanAnderson Hernandez, NorfolkAlberto Callaspo, Tucson
Best Defensive Third BasemanAndy Marte, BuffaloBrendan Harris , New Orleans
Best Defensive ShortstopDanny Sandoval, ScrantonStephen Drew, Tucson
Best Infield ArmSergio Santos, SyracuseErick Aybar, Salt Lake
Best Defensive OutfielderChris Denorfia, LouisvilleAdam Jones, Tacoma
Best Outfield ArmKeith Reed, OttawaShin Soo Choo, Tacoma
Most Exciting PlayerLastings Milledge, NorfolkHowie Kendrick, Salt Lake
Best Manager ProspectTorey Lovullo, BuffaloCraig Colbert, Portland

Players were selected from a poll of league managers, plus consultation with scouts.