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Best tools in MLB: 2017 hitting and speed rankings

The Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton has put up huge power numbers in 2017. Rob Carr/Getty Images

It's "best tools" week! For the third straight year, Keith Law lays out his rankings (and reasoning) of the players with the best tools in baseball. Today he evaluates the four key hitting/speed tools that scouts use to evaluate players (see last year's rankings here). Future tools posts: pitching on Tuesday and fielding on Wednesday.

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