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MMLN: Top Tools – Hitting For Average

Havens swing looked much better in 2010 than 2009

In this next look at specific tools, InsidePitchMagazine.com offers the best hitters for average in the farm system. This list is not about who had the highest batting average or who could ultimately hit for the highest average in the big leagues, but who has the best skills that lead to consistent and productive numbers with the bat. Look inside to see how they stack up.

10. Aderlin Rodriguez – Rodriguez had something of a breakout season in the Appalachian League showing off his strength, raw power and the nascent signs of his projectability. There is little doubting the raw power the third baseman possesses, but when it comes to contact and hitting for average Rodriguez is just getting started. Yes, he hit .312 for Kingsport this season but a lot of hand...

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