I always thought of "tool" more as a prospect's potential regardless of what he does with the tool in the majors, and I am inclined to look more at OBP/OPS than AVG. Still you are right, he was probably more plus than elite as a prospect.
As to how to do this, it's very simple to do as someone pointed out.
But I think eviscerating these guys for stuff they did on the internet when they were kids is going too far. Look at what happened to Josh Hader for quoting rap song lyrics. I employed his best friend and met Josh a few times. His best friend is a person of color. No racist vibes ever came from Hader, yet he gets hung out to dry during the All-Star game by someone reporting tweets he made back in high school.
I don't know about you guys, but since then, I've grown as a person. Hell, I've grown as a person since Covid-19 hit. My opinions on the things going on in our country right now have changed. It's a bit unfair to pull those things into the light and cause someone to lose their job.
If it happened a month or two ago? Fair game. But not four-plus years.
I would not be surprised if it wasn’t a person specifically looking at Akin’s internet history from four years ago, rather a program run by an entity that scrubs data on all of the blue checks. The discussion of who and why isn’t appropriate for OH. So I’ll leave it there. That’s where my money would be. If it is an individual targeting Akin specifically, then I’d love to know the back story.
The tweet that is causing the uproar is from 2016.
Someone (the person I quoted) found it and tweeted a pic of the 2016 tweet.
It has been shared (retweeted) by some one who has the name of "racism watch". That person just joined Twitter this month and their first tweet was to share the tweet and pic of the 2016 tweet..
Hopefully that clears some things up.