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Baseball America's Best Tools Survey

BB America annually surveys managers, coaches, scouts, and executives to come up with their "Best Tools" lists for the major and minor leagues. Tigers have sparse representation in this fall's edition, released in the September print edition: The AL list goes 3 deep while minor league just lists the top choice.

The Tigers mentioned include:

Best AL Pickoff move: Skubal #3

Best AL Defensive 2B: Schoop #1

Best AL Infield Arm: Schoop #3

Best Defensive Catcher (AA Eastern): Dillon Dingler

Best (MLB) Manager Prospect (AA Eastern): Gabe Alvarez

Best Defensive Catcher (A+ Midwest): Josh Crouch

Best (MLB) Manager Prospect (A+ Midwest): Brayan Pena

That's all for this year. In a flashback feature, they mention that for the '05 Florida State League, Verlander got tabbed as Best Pitching Prospect, Best Fastball, Best Breaking Pitch, and Best Control.

BB America has also dropped the Tigers' farm system rank to 27th with the graduation of Greene and Torkelson to the majors.

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