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06-12-2013, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Runner77 View Post
I agree with the above. Would only add that that a third key component, on top of skill and size, is physicality or grit. We've seen a lot of tall players who won't hit a fly nor go into heavy traffic. Big-sized players who play small, are no better than a smaller player -- only difference is they have a reach advantage.

Secondly, when size is involved, it's not just height -- but a player whose body will take on additional weight. A 6 ft 2 in. player is not likely to be effective in terms of grit, if his ideal playing weight is, say, 170 lbs.
Agreed. I should say size, skill and physicality.

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