Scouting Snapshot: Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki stands in at the plate (Naked Eyes/flickr)

(Naked Eyes / flickr)

Organization: Colorado Rockies
DOB: 10/10/84 | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 205 | Bats: R | Throws: R
Season & Career Statistics
Scouting Report
· Offense: Tulowitzki stands in the box with a spread stance and loves pitches from belt high down. Drives the ball with good power to all fields. His weakness is fastballs up and out of the zone and breaking balls in the dirt. Tulowitzki established himself as one of the best hitting shortstops in recent memory.
· Defense: As good as his bat is, his glove is even better. Very instinctive sense on defense. Great range with the ability to get to balls on either side very easily. This coupled with his rocket arm takes a lot of hits away from hitters. Has no fear at all and wants the ball hit to him on every single play. Also has established himself as one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball.
· Overall: Never before have I seen a rookie step into a clubhouse in his first season and instantly become the clubhouse leader. Tulowitzki leads this team vocally as well as with his bat and glove. No matter where the ball his hit he wants to get his hands on the ball and is incredibly intense on the field. Special players like this don’t happen all the time.
Grade: 3.8/5.0

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