Best tools in the draft
With the 2011 MLB draft less than a week away, let's take a look at which of the top prospects own the best individual tools among both the prep and college classes. This year, we have ranked 12 categories, ranging from Best Athlete to Best Power Hitter to Best Fastball.
Best AthleteCollege: George Springer, OF -- Connecticut
Prep: Bubba Starling, OF -- Gardner-Edgerton HS (Kan.)
Springer might have enough instincts and speed to stick in center, and certainly could develop into a plus defensive right fielder with an above-average arm and speed on the bases. Starling is a thoroughbred who brings arm strength, plus speed and raw power to the diamond. Starling is basically the prep version of Springer, but with more overall upside.
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