Andrew McCutchen and the 7 Greatest 5-Tool Stars in Pirates History

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Andrew McCutchen and the 7 Greatest 5-Tool Stars in Pirates History
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McCutchen makes contact with the pitch

The Pirates have been fortunate to have a very storied history, even if the Pirates of the current generation aren't performing as well as their previous counterparts have.  But in this Pirates team there is potential, and it all starts with Andrew McCutchen.

Widely considered a five-tool talent, McCutchen has been the backbone of this Pirates team since his call-up in June of 2009 after the Pirates moved fan-favorite Nate McLouth to the Braves.  McCutchen, even after a disappointing 2011 campaign that saw his batting average drop, but his power numbers rise, will be a permanent fixture in the Pirates outfield.

He displays the five tools—power, speed, contact, glove and arm—that make up a complete player.

In the slides that follow I will grade eight players in Pirates history, including McCutchen, on those five tools to determine the best five-tool talent in Pirates history.  Each tool for each player will be graded on a scale of 1-5; 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. 

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