David Groveman - Maximizing Wilmer Flores’ positional value

Not all positions are created equal. Many positions have a higher value to a farm system because they are, frankly, harder to play. For a given position a player must be naturally gifted with 1 of 4 abilities: Arm, Hands, Range and/or Smarts.

Arm: Is pretty straightforward. Accuracy is good but for positions like Shortstop, Catcher, Third Base and Right Field you need to have a STRONG arm to make throws ahead of potentially fast runners. OR… you have to have Mike Piazza’s bat.

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