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Maybin didn't impress me defensively during the Yankees series...and he was playing left field.Cameron Maybin is a potential 5 tool player. Problem is, he currently knows how to use 2 of them with consistancy. Speed and defense. Great. So does Chris Dickerson.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
One of the writer's questions was about the number of tools. It has been too long since I could recall all 5 tools, but I believe 4 of them are Hitting, hitting with power, good defense, good baserunning, and I forget the fifth. In any case, I would expect a true 5 tool player like Bruce to continue to develop good baserunning skills.
Speed is nice but I would rather have a hitter like Bruce who has power, can get on base, good defense than someone who hits maybe .260 with 10 homers but has amazing speed and has potential to steal 50 plus.
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