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Who are the best 5 tool players at their position for 2008?
C- Russell Martin 1B- Derek Lee 2B- Brandon Phillips, B.J. Upton SS- Hanley Ramírez, Jimmy Rollins 3B- Alex Rodriguez, David Wright, Ryan Braun OF- Matt Holiday, Grady Sizemore, Carl Crawford, Alfonso Soriano, Carlos Beltran, Bobby Abreu, Nick Markakis, Curtis Granderson, Tori Hunter, Eric Byrnes, Vernon Wells, Alex Rios
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You could maybe add Chris Young (Ariz.) to that list. The average is low, but there's no way he can repeat that this year...is there?
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Well heres how I would rank them, fairly similar to yours.
Derek Lee is by no means a five tool player. C: Russel Martin 1B: Carlos Guillen 2B: Brandon Phillips, BJ Upton, Ian Kinsler 3B: Alex Rodriguez, David Wright, Ryan Braun SS: Jimmy Rollins, Hanley Ramirez OF: Grady Sizemore, Carl Crawford, Carlos Beltran, Alex Rios, Curtis Granderson, Bobby Abreu, Nick Markakis, Eric Byrnes, Corey Hart, Vernon Wells
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Um, 5 tool includes defense, so you better jettison some of those guys; namely Braun and Soriano.
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rookies and cream wrote: Grounded Polo wrote: Boyakasha wrote:Um, 5 tool includes defense, so you better jettison some of those guys; namely Braun and Soriano.
Eh, this is a fantasy baseball board, we've manipulated the 5 tool label to refer to guys who contribute across all five of the standard offensive categories.
Probably best to then change the title to 5-category players.
Then, probably best to not include Byrnes (below .270 AVG)
(not enough HR).
He will hit 20 this year which makes him a 5 Cat Stud
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This might be obvious, but Utley could steal 15-18 bases at anytime, making him a 5 category player in my book.
Tulowitzki and Holliday have "supposedly" been told they need to steal more this year. If they both add 5-7 steals to their previous totals, I would consider them.
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