Chart: McCutchen's five tools

  • Updated: July 12, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) holds Chicago Cubs Ryan Kalish, foreground, at second after catching a line drive by Cubs' Emilio Bonifacio in the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ORG XMIT: PAKS104

McCutchen’s tools

The 20-80 grading scale is what major league scouts use, with 20 being worst and 80 being best. A score of 50 is considered major league average; a promising prospect should be above average in at least two tools. The following are Andrew McCutchen’s ratings from an anonymous MLB scout:

Batting

60

Speed

60

Power

60

Defense

65

Arm

60





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