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If Trout is a five tool player why isn't harper?


This was a great question brought up in the BA top 100 podcast. I think Harper's speed is his worst tool, and it's comparable to Trout's power and power is much more important than speed so Harper gets the edge there. Harper put up a 5.5 speed score. The major league average is 4.4. Harper per minorleaguecentral.com put up a 25% LD% in A ball. People are questioning his hit tool, but I would give it a 65 or a 70.

I would grade Trout like this

Power 60

Speed 80

Defense 75

Arm 60

Contact 70

I would grade Harper like this

Power 80

Speed 60

Defense 60

Arm 80

Contact 65

That adds up to the same OFP and both are above average in every category.

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