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Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby ninremix » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:38 pm

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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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby beatdrum » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:52 pm

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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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby Chicago 2 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:19 pm

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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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby Boyakasha » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:22 pm

Um, 5 tool includes defense, so you better jettison some of those guys; namely Braun and Soriano.
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:24 pm

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.
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:20 pm

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) and Crawford (not enough HR).
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:46 pm

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) and Crawford (not enough HR).


He will hit 20 this year which makes him a 5 Cat Stud :-D
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:54 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:He will hit 20 this year which makes him a 5 Cat Stud :-D


If we're going on speculation rather than past history, I'd like to nominate Matt Kemp and his upcoming 20/20 season for this list.
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:58 pm

rookies and cream wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:He will hit 20 this year which makes him a 5 Cat Stud :-D


If we're going on speculation rather than past history, I'd like to nominate Matt Kemp and his upcoming 20/20 season for this list.


he hit 18 in 2006, which was an increase every year since he got in the league. He hit 11 last season, but that was due to battling a wrist injury all year
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Re: Best 5-Tool Players at position

Postby quicksilver8 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:15 pm

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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