And the up the middle range "advantage" is fairly comical. I have the same advantage on balls hit in the hole to my . So if we have the same speed, reaction time, etc, we both have the exact same distance we can cover in getting to balls. So if I want to be able to cover the exact same territory as you, I just shade more to the middle than you would. Then we're both getting to the exact same number of ground balls, and I can make the throw on more of them than you can.