Five tool player, Johnny Estrada, and Sharing Secrets
When a player is referred to as a five tool player; that simply means that he is well above average in all aspects of the game. So you look for a player that has speed, power, strong arm, hits for average and is a great fielder.
Why doesn’t Johnny Estrada take off his mask when catching a pop up?
Johnny says he feels he sees the ball better and it takes too much time to flip off his mask. He said he has always kept his mask on ever since becoming a professional baseball player.
No, it is not an unwritten rule! When a player is traded to a team in the same league he will share what knowledge he has with his current team. It may be sharing what his former team’s signs are or certain tendencies the manager has; for example the manager likes to hit and run on a certain count or the signs he gives to the third base coach,