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Thread: Business of Baseball: Gibson, Hicks, Arcia

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Using an example from tonight. I knew Rick Porcello was young. I went through his numbers tonight and I didn't realize that he was in the Tigers rotation all year for Detroit at the age of 20- this after just one minor league year in A+ ball. He hasn't had a great career, but here now in his 5th year at only age 24, he'd clearly be the #2 SP on the Twins; but.....; if he had been drafted by the Twins, does anybody think he would be a 5 year veteran of the Twins rotation?
    I think Porcello can also be the counterexample to rushing players. He is not exactly lighting it up this year (or all that much in previous years) and he had a strong reputation when he was drafted. If Detroit had spent the time developing him he might be a much better pitcher, but since he is already 5 years in that almost certainly won't happen in Detroit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjim View Post
    I think Porcello can also be the counterexample to rushing players. He is not exactly lighting it up this year (or all that much in previous years) and he had a strong reputation when he was drafted. If Detroit had spent the time developing him he might be a much better pitcher, but since he is already 5 years in that almost certainly won't happen in Detroit.
    Jeremy Bonderman part II

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