Originally written on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 3/5/13
When I think of batting average, guys like Wade Boggs, Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn come to mind. When I think of a keen eye at the plate, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. When talking about the hit tool, these players encompass the best of both worlds. Many players make it to the majors based on the strength of their hit tool, even if defense isn't their specialty. The Dodgers probably don't have any of those kind of players in their system, as those Hall of Fame players aren't the norm. But there are some quality bats in the system -- something that couldn't be said even a year or two ago. Yasiel Puig could be on this list, but his hit tool is just average at this point. But he sure is impressing in Spring Training so far. Previous entries in this series Power Fastball Speed Slider These are some of the prospects who have an above-average or better hit tool. Alex Castellanos - Castellanos isn't much of a defender, but he's hit the cover off the...
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