Folks who like prospects always point to the tools they possess, and the Dodgers have some toolsy players in the system.
2014 Best Tools
Now, the winners (for lack of a better term) in the respective categories might not have the highest present or future grade from my Top 50 rankings (and there are some 51-100 guys listed as candidates), but it’s a pretty good reference point...
Here is the first set of rankings in my Top 100 prospect series. There are some names people will recognize, but on the whole, there’s a ton of players many do not know.
Previous entries in the series:
If I had to choose a player I’m most excited about on this portion of the list, I’d go with No. 87. He has raw talent and a big arm and is really young.
Kodi Medeiros might have the best fastball-slider combo of any lefty in the draft.
This is the second version of my 2014 MLB Draft Big Board. There have been changes, but not significant changes. The draft is nine days away, and I’ll do one more Big Board update (either June 3 or 4).
My Big Board, v 2.0
1. RHP Touki Toussaint, Coral Springs Christian HS (Fla.)
2. OF Derek Hill...
Joc Pederson is really, really good. (Dustin Nosler)
Tools are what scouts look for when evaluating a player. I tend to fall on the side of “The higher the upside, the better.” But there’s nothing wrong with a “safe” prospect.
There aren’t many safe prospects who possess the best tools in the Dodgers’ farm system.
Best Hitter for Average
This category includes the ability...