View Full Version : What does the term, "Five tool player" mean?

06-03-2008, 07:27 PM
I always hear it being said, Welsh just said it about Bruce, though I don't know what it means. I think it refers to all the aspects of the game, if a player can hit, hit for power, field the ball, etc; but I'm not sure what all five are?

Homer Bailey
06-03-2008, 07:30 PM
Hit for power, hit for average, speed, good range, good throwing arm.

Grande Donkey
06-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Hit for average, Hit for Power, Arm strength, Fielding, and Running. It is a term that is thrown around way to often these days.

06-03-2008, 07:43 PM
I just looked it up in Webster's dictionary. It means a player that has little/no skills, but Jim Bowden will sign. And he must play the outfield.

06-03-2008, 07:44 PM
since we are asking questions that are easily answered, what is isolated power, saw Bruce was .247 and apparantly its remarkable

06-03-2008, 11:07 PM
ISO is slugging percentage minus batting average...basically a measure of how a player hits for extra bases...

Over .200 is good...however as of tonight, Jay Bruce has an ISO of .414 which is "remarkable" to say the least...

It's the equivalent of a .320 hitter slugging .734