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Chris Colton: Stock Soaring

Colton at Spring Training (Photo/Joe Kaiser)

Wisconsin outfielder Chris Colton has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the Mariners farm system so far this season. As athletic and well-rounded as any outfield prospect the Mariners have, Colton has simply done it all with the Timber Rattlers. InsidethePark's Dan Larson talked to the 21-year-old as well as Wisconsin's batting coach, Dana Williams, about the outfielder's breakout season.

Question: What is a "five-tool" baseball player? Answer: A baseball player who hits for average, power, has great speed, a great arm, and plays great defense. Mariners' fans rejoice. Outfielder Chris Colton of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fits this description. In 64 games this season he has zero errors, 11 home runs, 41 RBI, 13 stolen bases, six triples, and a.248 batting average, which...

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