Year End Tool Show: Top Prospects, Top Tools

The end of the year is a time to look back and evaluate. In this case, it is time to look at which prospects showed off the best tools in 2004. We take a look at pitching, offensive and defensive tools as we crown players with titles such as "Best Curveball", "Best Throwing Arm" and "Best Power." Let's take a look at these and many more in the "Year End Tool Show."

Offensive Honors:

Best Hitter For Average: Melky Cabrera

Best Hitter For Power: Mitch Jones

Best Fastball Hitter: Carlos Levy

Best Breaking Ball Hitter: Melky Cabrera

Best Bad Ball Hitter: Melky Cabrera

Best Plate Discipline: Hector Zamora

Best Left-Handed Swing: Eric Duncan

Best Right-Handed Swing: Marcos Vechionacci (Switch Hitter)

Best Base Runner: Kevin Thompson

Best Raw Speed: Tim Battle

Best Athlete: Tim Battle

Best Untapped Talent: Anderson Amador

Pitching Honors:

Deepest Repertoire: Jason Jones

Best Fastball For Starting Pitcher: Christian Garcia

Best Fastball For Relief Pitcher: Edwardo Sierra

Best Curveball: Christian Garcia

Best Slider: Ramon Ramirez

Best Changeup: Jeff Marquez

Best Control: Jason Jones

Best Mechanics: Phil Hughes

Best Raw Arm: Maximo Nelson

Best Overall Potential: Christian Garcia

Most Polished Pitcher: Phil Hughes

Defensive Honors:

Best Defensive Pitcher: Phil Hughes

Best Defensive Outfielder: Evan Tierce

Best Defensive Infielder: Mario Holmann

Best Defensive Catcher: Irwil Rojas

Best Outfield Instincts: Evan Tierce

Best Outfield Range: Tim Battle

Best Outfield Arm: Matt Carson

Best Infield Arm: Robinson Cano

Best Infield Range: Mario Holmann

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