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Top Tools, Top Prospects - Part I

Nieuwenhuis is the system's best athlete

Now that the individual scouting reports are in the past, we give a glimpse at which prospects stand out with the best tools in specific categories. Part One offers the winners of categories like "Best Contact Hitter", "Best Base Runner", "Best Fastball", and "Best Outfield Arm" among others. Look inside to check out the full list.

Offensive Awards: Best Hitter for Average: Josh Thole - Thole led the organization with a .327 average during the regular season and hit .381 in the Venezuelan Winter League. It isn't just the average as Thole is also one of the hardest to strikeout in the organization. Thole knows how to put the ball in play better than anyone on the farm with a hitting approach that breeds a high average... Recommended Stories