Triple-A Best Tools





We survey managers and scouts for every full-season league to compile our Best Tools list. Here are the results for the Triple-A International and Pacific Coast Leagues.

  INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Best Batting Prospect Carlos Santana Buster Posey

Columbus Fresno
Best Power Prospect Carlos Santana J.P. Arencibia

Columbus Las Vegas
Best Strike Zone Judgment Michael Brantley Kila Ka'aihue

Columbus Omaha
Best Baserunner Desmond Jennings Peter Bourjos

Durham Salt Lake
Fastest Baserunner Jose Constanza Peter Bourjos

Columbus Salt Lake
Best Pitching Prospect Jeremy Hellickson Madison Bumgarner

Durham Fresno
Best Fastball Aroldis Chapman Henry Rodriguez

Louisville Sacramento
Best Breaking Pitch Aroldis Chapman Michael Kirkman

Louisville Oklahoma City
Best Changeup Jeremy Hellickson Luke French

Durham Tacoma
Best Control Dan Hudson Luke French

Charlotte Tacoma
Best Reliever Jonathan Albaladejo Ernesto Frieri

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Portland
Best Defensive Catcher Lou Marson Jackson Williams

Columbus Fresno
Best Defensive 1B Freddie Freeman Chris Davis

Gwinnett Oklahoma City
Best Defensive 2B Chris Valaika Ivan De Jesus

Louisville Albuquerque
Best Defensive 3B Brent Morel Travis Metcalf

Charlotte Colorado Springs
Best Defensive SS Eduardo Nunez Luis Cruz

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Nashville
Best Infield Arm Eduardo Nunez Gregorio Petit

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Oklahoma City
Best Defensive Outfielder Desmond Jennings Peter Bourjos

Durham Salt Lake
Best Outfield Arm Wladimir Balentien Michael Taylor

Louisville Sacramento
Most Exciting Player Desmond Jennings Peter Bourjos

Durham Salt Lake
Best Manager Prospect Mike Sarbaugh Ryne Sandberg

Columbus Iowa