Twins patience Vs White Sox fast track with young players
Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:45 PM
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:04 AM
The Sox have one of the worst farm systems in all of baseball. I'm not sure the Twins shoudl be looking to them for cues in how to develop players.
yes, and the extreme dearth of talent in their organization has probably led to some people being in positions they shouldn't be. think pat meares and les straker. the white sox are an abysmal organization for developing talent and tend to parallel the tigers in the hopes of pinning everything on their top choices.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:27 AM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 08:38 AM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:32 AM
Back to the question...
Do you want players challenged or thriving?
Great success at a level beings confidence and sometimes complacency.
Challenge at a level brings hard work but shakes confidence.
It is a balance but I believe being challenged and struggling at a level as a younger player is better for development than being league average age and thriving. Being challenged leads to hard work and willingness to listen, change and grow. It can build character. It can also lead to a messed up head.
For the Twins major league prospects, I would like to see them move up quickly. I think they have done that well with Arcia. Sano has been challenged and is in the right spot but they might start him in AA next year. Rosario also. Hendriks has found success and is now learning he needs to make some changes. Organizations can not always wait so long that a player is ready for a level. You can't learn to be ready for major league hitters in AAA. If you are in the position of the Twins you can afford to let them struggle and see if they have the character to grow. Patience is the key. You may not see fruits until next year.
Why in the world would they put Sano in AA next year. A+ to AA is the hardest jump in the minors to take, and Sano isn't exactly lighting Beloit on fire... He's doing well, but hardly dominant. Rosario has missed valuable PT to injury, though he was playing much better than Sano was prior to it. You mentioned in this same thread that challenge is hard work but can shake confidence, so why on earth would you risk killing the confidence of two of your best prospects? I could see it if these guys continued to put up video game stats in beloit, but they aren't.
Too much patience isn't going to be the reason why a guy fails.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:43 AM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:00 AM