2017 Florida State League Best Tools

Baseball America asked the men with the best seats in the house to break down the best players in each minor league in a variety of categories. Full-season managers, often with input from their coaching staffs, completed our Best Tools surveys in July.

Florida State League Best Tools
Best Batting Prospect: Nick Senzel Daytona (Reds)
Best Power Prospect: Logan Hill Bradenton (Pirates)
Best Strike-Zone Judgment:  Brett Sullivan Charlotte (Rays)
Best Baserunner:  Cole Tucker Bradenton (Pirates)
Fastest Baserunner:  Jorge Mateo Tampa (Yankees)
Best Pitching Prospect: Mitch Keller Bradenton (Pirates)
Best Fastball: Taylor Hearn Bradenton (Pirates)
Best Breaking Pitch: Matt Hall Lakeland (Tigers)
Best Changeup: Trevor Richards Jupiter (Marlins)
Best Control: Kyle Dowdy Lakeland (Tigers)
Best Reliever: Jeff Singer Clearwater (Phillies)
Best Defensive Catcher: Brian Navarreto Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Defensive 1B:  Dalton Kelly Charlotte (Rays)
Best Defensive 2B:  Shed Long Daytona (Reds)
Best Defensive 3B: Nick Senzel Daytona (Reds)
Best Defensive SS:  Alfredo Rodriguez Daytona (Reds)
Best Infield Arm: Ke’Bryan Hayes Bradenton (Pirates)
Best Defensive OF: Tanner English Fort Myers (Twins)
Best Outfield Arm: Blake Drake Palm Beach (Cardinals)
Most Exciting Prospect: Ronald Acuna Florida (Braves)
Best Manager Prospect: Jay Bell Tampa (Yankees)

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