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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

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    Bruce has had a reduction in the number of stolen bases he had from last year. He stole 19 last year, and 6 combined in all the levels he has played this year. Still, I believe the writer is not objective about the Reds.
    Stealing third is different then stealing second. With all his extra base hits, why sweat the small stuff. Stolen bases are overrated anyway.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

    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.
    Maybin didn't impress me defensively during the Yankees series...and he was playing left field.
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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

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    Maybin didn't impress me defensively during the Yankees series...and he was playing left field.
    To his defense, he has never played left field in his life. Its a little different. In CF, his speed helps him a whole bunch, although I have heard his routes are still needing work.

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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

    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.

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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    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.
    The other is arm strength.

    And one of them isn't baserunning. It's speed, and you can't teach it. It's not that Bruce is slow, it's just that speed will not be an asset for him like Upton and Maybin. Either way, it's not a big deal.

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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

    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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    Re: Keith Law chat questions - Reds related

    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Kearns View Post
    The other is arm strength.

    And one of them isn't baserunning. It's speed, and you can't teach it. It's not that Bruce is slow, it's just that speed will not be an asset for him like Upton and Maybin. Either way, it's not a big deal.
    I appreciate the clarification. I will remember all 5 in the future.


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