Double-A Best Tools



Double-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.



EASTERN LEAGUESOUTHERN LEAGUETEXAS LEAGUE
Best Batting ProspectAdam Lind, New HampshireJoey Votto, ChattanoogaBilly Butler, Wichita
Best Power ProspectAdam Lind, New HampshireMatt Kemp, JacksonvilleJoe Koshansky, Tulsa
Best Strike-Zone JudgmentKory Casto, HarrisburgDanny Richar, TenneseeBen Zobrist, Corpus Christi
Best BaserunnerJustin Christian, TrentonEric Patterson, West TennJosh Anderson, Corpus Christi
Fastest BaserunnerMichael Bourn, ReadingChris Walker, West TennJosh Anderson, Corpus Christi
Best Pitching ProspectPhilip Hughes, TrentonAnibal Sanchez, CarolinaUbaldo Jimenez, Tulsa
Best FastballMatt Lindstrom, BinghamtonJuan Mateo, West TennJuan Morillo, Tulsa
Best Breaking PitchPhilip Hughes, TrentonLance Broadway, BirminghamPaul Estrada, Corpus Christi
Best ControlMatt Garza, New BritainAndy Sonnanstine, MontgomeryRyan Feierabend, San Antonio
Best RelieverMatt Lindstrom, BinghamtonJuan Salas, MontgomeryManuel Corpas, Tulsa
Best Defensive CatcherCurtis Thigpen, New HampshireMiguel Perez, ChattanoogaKurt Suzuki, Midland
Best Defensive First BasemanTravis Ishikawa, ConnecticutJoey Votto, ChattanoogaBrant Colamarino, Midland
Best Defensive Second BasemanEider Torres, AkronTony Abreu, JacksonvilleKevin Melillo, Midland
Best Defensive Third BasemanBrian Buscher, ConnecticutScott Moore, West TennAlex Gordon. Wichita
Best Defensive ShortstopTony Giarratano, ErieChin Lung-Hu, JacksonvilleOswaldo Navarro, San Antonio
Best Infield ArmKody Kirkland, ErieYunel Escobar, MississippiTroy Tulowitzki, Tulsa
Best Defensive OutfielderFrank Diaz, HarrisburgChris Walker, West TennReid Gorecki, Springfield
Best Outfield ArmBrent Clevlen, ErieJerry Gil, TennesseeWladimir Balentien, San Antonio
Most Exciting PlayerPhilip Hughes, TrentonMatt Kemp, JacksonvilleHunter Pence, Corpus Christi
Best Manager ProspectTim Bogar, AkronGary Jones, MobileDaren Brown, San Antonio