Can’t complain about sticking with Wells-Rom. I voted for Rom-Smith before knowing that the main reason Wells didn’t pitch at the alternate site was the logistical problems with bringing him back from Australia.
I’ve always been a big Wells fan and was really happy with his performance at Bowie in 2019. Hopefully 2021 will be a year in which he proves his stuff plays in AAA and earns a call-up to the majors. I’ve always thought of him as a LH Zach Davies, and Davies has shown that a crafty pitcher can still succeed even if his FB averages 88-89 mph.
I realize the OP stated the criterion that the player had to have played on the team in 2020. But it saddens me not to see Trey Mancini listed. Hopefully next year he’ll be back near the top on the hit tool/power tool lists.
I think we need to define what we mean by best hit tool. Iglesias makes contact more than any other hitter on the team. His 2020 K rate was 11.3% and his career rate is 12.1%. Nobody else only the team was below 13%. So if hit tool means making contact with the ball, you could argue Iglesias is no. 1.
Iglesias also has a career BA of .278. Only Mountcastle has a higher career BA than that, and that’s in a very limited sample. Alberto is also at .278, while Hays is at .272.
So, if you are treating power as a separate tool, there’s a real good case to be made for Iglesias’ hit tool, without having to rely on his 2020 outlier performance.