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2017 Pacific Coast 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.

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Pacific Coast League Best Tools
Best Batting Prospect: Amed Rosario Las Vegas (Mets)
Best Power Prospect: Renato Nunez Nashville (Athletics)
Best Strike-Zone Judgment:  Alex Verdugo Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
Best Baserunner: Ketel Marte Reno (Diamondbacks)
Fastest Baserunner: Terrance Gore Omaha (Royals)
Best Pitching Prospect: Luke Weaver Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Fastball: Frankie Montas Nashville (Athletics)
Best Breaking Pitch: Josh Staumont Omaha (Royals)
Best Changeup: John Gant Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Control: Trevor Oaks Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
Best Reliever: Jimmie Sherfy Reno (Diamondbacks)
Best Defensive Catcher: Carson Kelly Memphis (Cardinals)
Best Defensive 1B:  Matt Olson Nashville (Athletics)
Best Defensive 2B: Ildemaro Vargas Reno (Diamondbacks)
Best Defensive 3B:  Matt Chapman Nashville (Athletics)
Best Defensive SS: Amed Rosario Las Vegas (Mets)
Best Infield Arm: Amed Rosario Las Vegas (Mets)
Best Defensive OF: Lewis Brinson Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Best Outfield Arm: Alex Verdugo Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
Most Exciting Prospect: Derek Fisher Fresno (Astros)
Best Manager Prospect: Stubby Clapp Memphis (Cardinals)

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