Double-A Best Tools

Baseball America asked the men with the best seats in the house to voice their opinions. From the American League to the South Atlantic, we asked every full-season manager, often with input from his coaching staff, to break down the best players in a variety of categories. 

Note: The Yankees acquired Indians outfielder Clint Frazier in a July trade.

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MLB Triple-A High Class A Low Class A
Best . . .
Eastern League Southern League Texas League
Hitter Clint Frazier Video-Button Tyler O’Neill Video-Button Alex Bregman Video-Button
Akron Jackson Corpus Christi
(Indians) (Mariners) (Astros)
Power Dylan Cozens Video-Button Daniel Palka Video-Button Matt Chapman Video-Button
Reading Chattanooga Midland
(Phillies) (Twins) (Athletics)
Strike-Zone Judgment Chance Sisco Video-Button Casey Gillaspie Video-Button Alex Bregman Video-Button
Bowie Montgomery Corpus Christi
(Orioles) (Rays) (Astros)
Baserunner Rafael Bautista Zach Granite Teoscar Hernandez
Harrisburg Chattanooga Corpus Christi
(Nationals) (Twins) Astros
Speed Rafael Bautista Yefri Perez Terrance Gore
Harrisburg Jacksonville Northwest Arkansas
(Nationals) (Marlins) (Royals)
Pitcher Lucas Giolito Video-Button Josh Hader Video-Button Daniel Mengden
Harrisburg Biloxi Midland
(Nationals) (Brewers) (Athletics)
Fastball Reynaldo Lopez Video-Button Mauricio Cabrera Connor Sadzeck
Harrisburg Mississippi Frisco
(Nationals) (Braves) (Rangers)
Breaking Pitch Jordan Montgomery Carson Fulmer Video-Button Francis Martes Video-Button
Trenton Birmingham Corpus Christi
Yankees (White Sox) (Astros)
Changeup Shawn Morimando Jake Faria Yohander Mendez
Akron Montgomery Frisco
Indians (Rays) (Rangers)
Control Daniel Camarena David Hurlbut Jake Junis
Trenton Chattanooga Northwest Arkansas
(Yankees) (Twins) (Royals)
Reliever Matt Carasiti Edwin Diaz Brendan McCurry
Hartford Jackson Corpus Christi
(Rockies) (Mariners) (Astros)
Defensive C Jorge Alfaro Video-Button Stuart Turner Carson Kelly
Reading Chattanooga Springfield
(Phillies) (Twins) (Cardinals)
Defensive 1B Dominic Ficociello Casey Gillaspie Cody Bellinger
Erie Montgomery Tulsa
(Tigers) (Rays) (Dodgers)
Defensive 2B Jesmuel Valentin Ozzie Albies Video-Button Franklin Barreto Video-Button
Reading Mississippi Midland
(Phillies) (Braves) (Athletics)
Defensive 3B Eric Wood Jeimer Candelario Video-Button Matt Chapman Video-Button
Altoona Tennessee Midland
(Pirates) (Cubs) (Athletics)
Defensive SS
Amed Rosario Video-Button Dansby Swanson Video-Button Alex Bregman Video-Button
Binghamton Mississippi Corpus Christi
(Mets) (Braves) (Astros)
Infield Arm Wilmer Difo Johan Camargo Matt Chapman Video-Button
Harrisburg Mississippi Midland
(Nationals) (Braves) (Athletics)
Defensive OF Bradley Zimmer Video-Button Jacob Hannemann Bubba Starling
Akron Tennessee Northwest Arkansas
(Indians) (Cubs) (Royals)
Outfield Arm Bradley Zimmer Video-Button Tyler O’Neill Video-Button Alex Verdugo Video-Button
Akron Jackson Tulsa
(Indians) (Mariners) (Dodgers)
Most Exciting Player Austin Meadows Video-Button Ozzie Albies Video-Button Alex Bregman Video-Button
Altoona Mississippi Corpus Christi
(Pirates) (Braves) (Astros)
Manager Dave Wallace Robby Hammock Ryan Christenson
Akron Mobile Midland
(Indians) (Diamondbacks) (Athletics)

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