After the 2021 season, here are the best hit tool rankings in the Cleveland Indians system as ranked by our three prospect evaluators, Justin Lada, Willie Hood and Joe Coblitz.

The hit tool encompasses ability to make contact, but also the impact of that contact, so not just avoiding strikeouts, but making contact at a high rate but with a high quality of contact. Approach is also considered but we have a separate tool for plate discipline.

The votes here are pretty simple. We voted for three players and awarded three points for first place, two for second, and one for third and then tallied the votes to find out the winner. So here’s our 2021 best hit tool for the Cleveland system…

Justin Lada best hit tool

RankPlayerPosition
1Tyler FreemanSS
2Steven KwanOF
3Richie PalaciosOF/INF

Joe Coblitz best hit tool

RankPlayerPosition
1Richie PalaciosOF/INF
2Jhonkensy NoelINF
3Tyler FreemanSS

Wilie Hood best hit tool

RankPlayerPosition
1Tyler FreemanSS
2Steven KwanOF
3Richie PalaciosOF/INF

2021 Best Hit Tool – SS Tyler Freeman

PlayerVote Totals
SS Tyler Freeman7
OF/INF Richie Palacios5
OF Steven Kwan4
INF Jhonkensy Noel2

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