Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, Helton named in Baseball America survey
Colorado Rockies outfielderand shortstop were winners in the annual Best Tools survey of National League managers conducted by Baseball America, and first baseman received mention.
Tulowitzki was named the NL’s Best Defensive Shortstop and Best Infield Arm in the league. Gonzalez was named the NL’s Best Outfield Arm. Helton finished third in the Best Defensive First Baseman category, with Joey Votto of the Reds finishing first and Albert Pujols of the Cardinals second.
Tulowitzki finished ahead of Jose Reyes of the Mets and Alex Gonzalez of the Braves as the Best Defensive Shortstop. Reyes and Rafael Furcal, who was traded from the Dodgers to the Cardinals last month, trailed Tulowtizki in the Best Defensive Arm category.
Gonzalez was chosen ahead of Rick Ankiel of the Nationals and Jay Bruce of the Reds for the Best Outfield Arm in the NL.
Managers could only vote for players in their league but were allowed to vote for players on their team.