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InfraRen
05-24-2013, 08:58 AM
Baseball America’s Best Tools list for the 2013 draft, with candidates drawn from the top 250 prospects on the BA 500. Compiled by Jim Callis, Aaron Fitt, Conor Glassey, John Manuel and Nathan Rode.

BEST ATHLETE

COLLEGE: JaCoby Jones, Aaron Judge, Adam Engel
HIGH SCHOOL: Austin Meadows, Kohl Stewart, Trey Ball

BEST PURE HITTER
COLLEGE: D.J. Peterson, Colin Moran, Phillip Ervin
HIGH SCHOOL: Dominic Smith, Austin Meadows, Billy McKinney

BEST POWER HITTER
COLLEGE: Kris Bryant, D.J. Peterson, Hunter Renfroe
HIGH SCHOOL: Clint Frazier, Rowdy Tellez, Joey Martarano

BEST STRIKE-ZONE JUDGEMENT
COLLEGE: Colin Moran, D.J. Peterson, Kris Bryant
HIGH SCHOOL: Austin Meadows, Dominic Smith, Rowdy Tellez

FASTEST RUNNER
COLLEGE: Adam Engel, Colin Bray, JaCoby Jones
HIGH SCHOOL: Matt McPhearson, Stephen Wrenn, Josh Hart

BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER
COLLEGE: Michael Lorenzen, Adam Engel, Stuart Turner
HIGH SCHOOL: Luis Guillorme, Reese McGuire, Oscar Mercado

BEST ARM
COLLEGE: Michael Lorenzen, Austin Wilson, Hunter Renfroe
HIGH SCHOOL: Clint Frazier, Brian Navaretto, Jan Hernandez

BEST FASTBALL
COLLEGE: Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel, Jason Hursh
HIGH SCHOOL: Kohl Stewart, Phil Bickford, Chandler Eden

BEST SECONDARY PITCH
COLLEGE: Andrew Mitchell, Marco Gonzales, Mark Appel
HIGH SCHOOL: Rob Kaminsky, Ian Clarkin, Hunter Green

BEST COMMAND
COLLEGE: Marco Gonzales, Kent Emanuel, Trevor Williams
HIGH SCHOOL: Kyle Serrano, Hunter Green, Sean Brady

CLOSEST TO THE MAJORS
COLLEGE: Mark Appel, Jonathan Gray, Colin Moran
HIGH SCHOOL: Clint Frazier, Austin Meadows, Kohl Stewart

Oldgoat_MN
05-24-2013, 09:04 AM
Interesting list.
You don't look at that and readily say, "The best player is..."

Details, details...

InfraRen
05-24-2013, 02:59 PM
Interesting list.
You don't look at that and readily say, "The best player is..."

Details, details...

Yeah, it'll just be something kind of fun to look at during 1st, 2nd days of draft and see if anyone we draft is on the list.

CharacterGroove
05-24-2013, 05:51 PM
Hard to ignore Kris Bryant making both the power and strike-zone judgment lists. Pretty good combo.

maxisagod
05-24-2013, 07:11 PM
I like how Stewart is one of the best athletes and has one of the best fastballs.