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.