They tout it as a big "prospect" league, but that's not necessarily the case. It's often about other factors as well.
I've been all over the AFL back since back well before TD, I'm well aware of the other reasons
But this list doesn't match up much like that to me. I find most fit into one of 3 categories.
Last year for instance, had Gonsalves, Gordon, and Garver fitting the "top prospects" category.
Then Randy Rosario and John Curtiss fitting what I call the "see what they got for next year in MLB" guys.
Finally, Tanner English "needed at-bats" and Melotakis "needed innings." I saw all the reasons there.
For 2017, Jay needs innings (Category 3), it's a good point for Wade to polish off some development (category 2), then I don't read many reasons on the others that I consider all that valid.
I know Paul didn't play the whole season but he's also 25 in a month and in A-ball. Hackimer is another A-ball guy. Eades hasn't lived up to anything to this point, Sean Miller is...an infielder, and Vasquez is still more than a year away.
I think there were several others guys who could have got a lot more out of it. That's really all I'm saying. Whether or not any are healthy or whatever else, I don't know so I don't consider that in this evaluation.
Edited by Steve Lein, 20 September 2017 - 12:39 PM.
Scouting Report: Power: 30, Hitting: 50, Arm: 60, Defense: 45, Speed: 45. "Line drive swing and shows good contact and on-base abilities. Double's power at his peak. Strong arm from 2B or the OF, stiff hands. Not a fast runner, but above average instincts on the bases. Skinny body doesn't look the part, but will sneak up on you. ACL surgery sapped much of his athleticism." (Probably)