Low Class A Best Tools



Low Class 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.

  MIDWEST LEAGUESOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
Best Batting Prospect Jay Bruce, DaytonJose Tabata, Charleston
Best Power Prospect Jay Bruce, DaytonSergio Pedroza, Columbus
Best Strike-Zone Judgment Joshua Johnson, BurlingtonGaby Sanchez, Greensboro
Best Baserunner Cameron Maybin, West MichiganEric Young Jr., Asheville
Fastest Baserunner Cameron Maybin, West MichiganEric Young Jr., Asheville
Best Pitching Prospect Nick Adenhart, Cedar RapidsWill Inman, West Virginia
Best FastballJake McGee, Southwest MichiganBrandon Erbe, Delmarva
Best Breaking Ball Matt Walker, Southwest MichiganClay Buchholz, Greenville
Best Control Ramon Garcia, West MichiganTip Fairchild, Lexington
Best Reliever Ed Campusano, PeoriaJames Hoey, Delmarva
Best Defensive CatcherChristian Lopez, Southwest MichiganJ.R. Towles, Lexington
Best Defensive First Baseman Ryan Norwood, PeoriaLogan Sorenson, Greenville
Best Defensive Second BasemanJoshua Johnson, BurlingtonEric King, Lexington
Best Defensive Third Baseman Jeff Baisley, Kane CountyMarcos Vechionacci, Charleston
Best Defensive Shortstop Justin Sellers, Kane CountyTommy Manzella, Lexington
Best Infield Arm Matt Bush, Fort WayneMarcos Vechionacci, Charleston
Best Defensive Outfielder Jose Duarte, BurlingtonJordan Schafer, Rome
Best Outfield Arm Leyson Septimo, South BendMike Mooney, Augusta
Most Exciting Player Cameron Maybin, West MichiganDexter Fowler, Asheville
Best Managerial Prospect Matt Walbeck, West MichiganTravis Barbary, Columbus