Here’s another one of my many thoughts about the ‘5-Tool Player’.
This time, I thought it would be interesting to see who people would select if they were building the perfect example of a ‘5-Tool Player’ using stars from the 1980’s.
The 80’s certainly had it’s share of excellent players and many fit the mold of what you would want from a player of this caliber. But to create the best example of a ‘5-Tool Player’ you must pick 5 players; each with that 1 skill that made them stand heads and shoulders above the rest.
Same rules as before – if you pick a player for 1 category you cannot use him again for another one.
Here is my ‘robot’ using players strictly from the 1980’s…
Hitter for Power – Mike Schmidt
Hitter for Average – Wade Boggs
Base Running Ability – Rickey Henderson
Defensive Presence – Ozzie Smith
Arm Power and Accuracy – Andre Dawson
So, let me know which 5 players from the 1980’s you would use to develop the ultimate ‘5-tool’ player.