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Tool Time: Top Raw Speed

The ignition is turned, the engine revved and the trail of fire commences. Speed can change ball games in a mystical way. Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson scared the opposition with his raw speed and excellent use of his tools. These San Diego Padres prospects have the jets but differ in how they use the skill.

Everth Cabrera Taken in the Rule 5 Draft, Cabrera adds a dimension to the Padres that hasn't been seen in quite some time. The shortstop has blazing speed that can generate trouble for opposing pitchers. Not only is he fleet of foot, Cabrera understands how to use it. In 340 minor league games, the Nicaragua native has 155 thefts, including 73 swipes in 121 games a season ago. If he is on base... Recommended Stories

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