What is a 5 Tool Player?


What is a 5 tool player?



A 5 tools player is someone who can do it all.  There is no weakness to their game.  True 5 tool players are very rare. 


"Tools" refer to a players ability as it pertains to playing baseball.


The 5 tools are..


1)  Hitting for Power

2)  Hitting for Average

3)  Fielding Ability

4)  Throwing Ability

5)  Running Speed

A 5 tool player is extremely good at all 5 abilities.  


Mike Trout is a good example of a 5 tool player.  



Most power hitters are too big to run fast.  Most fast players lack the power to hit home runs consistently. 


A 5 tools player does it all.






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