Up next in our 2021 best tools in the Cleveland farm system series and rankings is power.
Power, once again, is a fairly straight grade in terms of a tool and rankings. However, we do have to consider the differences between having great raw power and game power. Many hitters have great raw power, or five’o’clock power as scouts will often call it, where a hitter has great batting practice power but in games it doesn’t materialize. That could be for several reasons, sometimes it’s a swing path or mechanics, sometimes it’s a poor approach or inability to make enough contact to get to all of the power in game.
With that being said, let’s see how the votes played out with Cleveland Guardians prospect evaluators Justin Lada, Willie Hood and Joe Coblitz. The vote totals are pretty simple. It’s three points for first place, two for second, and one for third.
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