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Tool Time: Best Baserunner

Will Venable

Instincts, aggression and ability – baserunning is more than just all-out speed. It takes a special prospect to identify the keys and react quickly to take an extra base, steal a bag, and create havoc on the paths. These San Diego Padres' prospects have those key attributes.

1. Javis Diaz No one uses his speed as well as Diaz on the basepaths. While it is a joy to watch Diaz go from first to third, the true barometer of his success is in how well he gets down the line after his bat touches the ball. Diaz has great first step quickness and is at full speed before the ball gets far. It allows him to beat out more than a few infield hits. Diaz has a 75.4 percent... Recommended Stories

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