Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/26/13
In Baseball, like in most things with quantifiable results there are people who are GOOD and people who are GREAT at what they do.  In baseball there are plenty of solid players but a team that wants to win a championship needs “Elite Players”.  It’s pretty straight forward, but let’s give our base example. David Wright is an Elite Player:  Opposing teams need to prepare to face him and he is among the best at his position in the majors.  When you look at the Met lineup you won’t be surprised to see David Wright hitting 3rd, 4th or 5th (Core Roles).  You also expect his production stats (Runs and RBI) to be in the 100 range for a full season of play. (*Leadoff can be a Core Role or a Specialty Role depending on the echelon of player.  Jose Reyes was an Elite leadoff hitter, Eric Young Jr. is a Solid one.) Daniel Murphy is a Solid Player:  Opposing pitchers would never look at Daniel Murphy as an easy out.  He’s too good of a hitter to ignore.  Yet the lack of true speed or pow...
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