6:55 pm February 22, 2010, by David O'Brien
5 – Sometimes baseball writers assume everyone knows what a five-tool player is. But of course that’s not, so for their benefit here’s what it means when we write, as I did today, that Jason Heyward is a five-tool player (while usually failing to explain myself at that time).
If a player is considered a five-tool player, it means that scouts judge him to excel in hitting for average, hitting for power, baserunning, fielding and throwing.
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