Re: Justin Upton traded to Braves
Just read the Jayson Stark article on this trade. He quoted an unnamed GM as saying...
"It's three five-tool players. That's what you've got in one outfield."
BJ Upton is not a 5 tool player. Justin is closer, and Heyward... not so much. None of the three hit... for power yes, but aren't the five tools; hitting for average, hitting for power, baserunning skills and speed, throwing ability, and fielding abilities.
None really hit for average, Justin being the closest to that.
5 tool player is waaaaay over used.
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