As you know, the WIN METHOD is a highly developed sophisticated interview process, where the interviewee does not know the real purpose of the interview. This process has been developed over several decades and now serves as the greatest evaluation tool in baseball. That fact becomes even more awe inspiring when the teams draft picks are the last or very near the last each year. What make the WIN METHOD so successful, is it looks for players who have the mental makeup and desire to play on the 'big stage and under the bright lights' of New York, and for the greatest team in baseball history. To get a fantastic perspective on the interview process and its value, read Chapter 6 "What Winners Are Made Of" in Jack Welchs book WINNING.
Anyone can peruse meaningless individual stats, and sometimes these gaudy individual stat players are WIN METHOD players. Unfortunately, because of the way the baseball draft is set up, a team cannot draft its top choices. That is why the WIN METHOD is the best tool, it can find players that can help the team succeed that other organizations tend to pass up. Remember, the greatest players are not always the ones with the highest individual stats (fools gold), but the players who can help your team win the most by producing at the right time and under the greatest degree of pressure. Baseball 'Free Agency" (FA), was the final straw that finalized the WIN METHODs development. FA allowed the WIN METHOD to obtain players down the road, that it was unable to select in the draft. Plus, it also gave the option to obtain them when and if they needed them. But it did come at a price. fortunately, the dollar burden was not an issue with the greatest owner in baseball over the past 40 years, the great Mr.S., George Steinbrenner.