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It's All About Development

Most observers of minor league prospects want to see an upward track of production as they ascend the minor league levels and many of those same folks want to see the great numbers being posted right from the beginning. While that certainly would be a welcomed sight in a perfect world, the prospect landscape simply doesn't work that way for the most part.

Sure there are some guys who match their great tools with production right out of the proverbial gate, somebody like current prospect Tyler Austin who hit a ridiculous .354 in his professional debut season a year ago and then followed it up with .322, 17 home run, 23 stolen base season in his second year. However, the game of baseball itself is a game of adjustments and that is exponentially...

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