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2017 International 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.


60-Man Player Pools Give Insights Into How First-Rounders Have Panned Out

We looked at which first-round picks from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 drafts have been added to 60-man player pools and which players were left out to see which first-rounders worked out.

International League Best Tools
Best Batting Prospect: Yoan Moncada Charlotte (White Sox)
Best Power ProspectRhys Hoskins Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Best Strike-Zone Judgment: Rhys Hoskins Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Best Baserunner: Tyler Wade Scranton/W-B (Yankees)
Fastest Baserunner: Ozzie Albies Gwinnett (Braves)
Best Pitching Prospect: Chance Adams Scranton/W-B (Yankees)
Best FastballZack Burdi Charlotte (White Sox)
Best Breaking PitchTyler Glasnow Indianapolis (Pirates)
Best ChangeupBrent Honeywell Durham (Rays)
Best Control: Tom Eshelman Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Best RelieverKevin Shackelford Louisville (Reds)
Best Defensive CatcherElias Diaz Indianapolis (Pirates)
Best Defensive 1B: Efren Navarro Toledo (Tigers)
Best Defensive 2B:  Ozzie Albies Gwinnett (Braves)
Best Defensive 3B:  Giovanny Urshela Columbus (Indians)
Best Defensive SS: Willy Adames Durham (Rays)
Best Infield ArmWilly Adames Durham (Rays)
Best Defensive OFDustin Fowler Scranton/W-B (Yankees)
Best Outfield ArmWilly Garcia Charlotte (White Sox)
Most Exciting ProspectYoan Moncada Charlotte (White Sox)
Best Manager ProspectJared Sandberg Durham (Rays)

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