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The reasons why Troy Tulowitzki is such a special player

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May 13, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) rounds third base on his two run home run against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) rounds third base on his two run home run against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 4, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) celebrates with Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles in the American League wild card playoff baseball game at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (19) celebrates with Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2) after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles in the American League wild card playoff baseball game at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

Clubhouse presence

Tulowitzki has made a huge impact in the clubhouse and is always going the extra mile to help out his teammates. In one of the best interviews I have personally watched on the first Thursday of spring training, Tulowitzki spoke to the media and he went in-depth about his willingness to sit down and chat with any of his teammates, whenever they have a question for the 32-year-old infielder. Tulowitzki also talked about how he will often be found working early with second baseman Devon Travis. Tulowitzki spent the interview also talking about other players improvements, and a lot of his teammate’s improvements come from Tulowitzki’s presence. 

Troy Tulowitzki chatting with Josh Donaldson 

Troy Tulowitzki & Josh Donaldson in the training room. Photo via
Troy Tulowitzki & Josh Donaldson in the training room. Photo via /

Not everyone believes in intangibles like being a good teammate having much of an impact on a team’s success, but I personally do. The Blue Jays have made the postseason two years in a row and a huge part of that is the defensive improvements of Travis and Josh Donaldson. Tulowitzki, a five-time all-star, is often found sitting on the top step of the dugout, learning and paying close attention to everything happening on the baseball diamond, so he can help not only himself, but everyone around him.

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