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    MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    Baseball America asked big league managers to break down the best major leaguers in a variety of categories.

    *Best hitter in NL
    1.Buster Posey
    2.Joey Votto
    3.Yadier Molina

    *Best strike-zone judgment
    1.Joey Votto
    2.Marco Scutaro
    3.Shin-Soo Choo

    *Best fastball
    1.Aroldis Chapman
    2.Matt Harvey
    3.Craig Kimbrel

    *Best reliever
    1.Craig Kimbrel
    2.Jason Grilli
    3.Aroldis Chapman

    *Best defensive 1B
    1.Adam Laroche
    2.Joey Votto
    3.Paul Goldschmidt

    *Best defensive 2B
    1.Brandon Phillips
    2.Darwin Barney
    3.Mark Ellis

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/major...13-best-tools/

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    Interesting. Thanks for the link.

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    the way votto plays first this season hes not the 2nd best...

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnuetten View Post
    the way votto plays first this season hes not the 2nd best...
    There is more to defense than errors. Votto has better range than just about any first baseman out there. He isn't bad at saving teammates errors either.

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    pretty much agree with everything there.
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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    How are Bruce and Choo not in the top three of outfield arms?

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    Quote Originally Posted by cbowen2112 View Post
    How are Bruce and Choo not in the top three of outfield arms?
    -2011-
    *BEST OUTFIELD ARM in AL
    1. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
    2. Jeff Francoeur, Royals
    3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners

    *BEST OUTFIELD ARM in NL
    1. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
    2. Rick Ankiel, Nationals
    3. Jay Bruce, Reds

    -2012-
    *BEST OUTFIELD ARM in AL
    1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
    2. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
    3. Jeff Francoeur, Royals

    *BEST OUTFIELD ARM in NL
    1. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
    2. Rick Ankiel, Nationals
    3. Jay Bruce, Reds

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    Re: MLB 2013 best tools - Baseball America

    Curious about what they base giving Posey the edge over Votto in that first category.
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