Earlier this week, we extolled the benefits of finding a true five-tool talent in the MLB draft. Teams have been looking for these elusive creatures for decades now, but it’s rare that they actually realize their full potential. It’s why we are plenty okay with the Detroit Tigers taking a lumbering slugger, because Andrew Vaughn is an incredibly polished hitter who would move very quickly through the farm system.
If they were to go in another direction, however, there are plenty of talented, toolsy prospects available. Most mock drafts have identified six players that are generally thought of as a step ahead of the rest, but MLB.