In baseball, clutch performances certainly exist. You can't watch a day of baseball without seeing a well-timed hit, a big defensive play or a key strikeout that pushes a team toward victory.
The biggest moments in baseball history are almost all examples of players doing extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. Those moments make the game great, and the players responsible for them deserve credit for their heroics.
It's a common thought that only clutch performances exist in baseball, not clutch players. I believe both do. The mental aspect of baseball is just as significant of a factor as physical ability.
There are an elite group of players throughout the league that demonstrate an elevated ability to perform under pressure or in high-leverage situations.
The following piece will take a look at which Washington Nationals you would want at the plate with the game on the line.