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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