Star Tribune five-tool poll: NL

  • Updated: July 12, 2014 - 10:18 PM

star tribune five-tool poll

The Star Tribune sent ballots to two baseball writers from each MLB team asking them to rank, in order, the three best all-around players in their league based on baseball’s five-tool scouting report: hitting for power, hitting for average, speed, arm and fielding. Points were tabulated using three for first-place votes, two for second and one for third. The results:

NL results pts

1. Andrew McCutchen, PIT 29

2. Carlos Gomez, MIL 11

3. Carlos Gonzalez, COL 8

4. Troy Tulowitzki, COL 7

5. Yasiel Puig, LAD 6

(McCutchen had more points than AL choice Mike Trout because more NL writers returned ballots, but McCutchen was not a unanimous pick.)

What they said ...

“McCutchen does everything on the field as well as or better than everyone else in the league. [Cardinals catcher Yadier] Molina makes up for his speed deficiency by controlling games like no player in baseball. Tulowitzki is the undisputed best overall shortstop in baseball.”

Adam Kilgore, Washington Post

“Troy Tulowitzki, as long as staying healthy isn’t a tool. … Carlos Gonzalez I sometimes think we forget just how good this guy really is. … With Bryce Harper, the tools are all there, even if the product isn’t finished.”

C. Trent Rosencrans, Cincy Enquirer

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