What does the term “5 tool player” mean in baseball terms. A 5 tool player is an exceptional player who has excels at the plate, in the field defensively, on the base paths, and brings an All-Star quality of play every time they step onto a baseball field. In Major League baseball history, some examples of 5 tool players are Mike Trout, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Mickey Mantle, and Mookie Betts. Game changing steals of 2nd base, a consistent hitter at the plate, someone who hits towering home runs game after game, can throw a runner out from deep right field stretching a single to a double, has a “cannon” for an arm. 5 tool players are “must see” players and here is my latest “8Unassisted” video to explain more about the 5 tool player:
Helping me to explain what “5 tool player” means in this video are:
- Matt Woods, Bryant University
- Leah Lapham, Coventry
- Finley Hohl, Snapdragon Baseball
- Anderson de los Santos, Atlanta Braves organization
- Gio Canales, Coppin State University
Stay tuned for more “8Unassisted” explainer videos coming soon to a social media page near you.