In attempt to change subject from free agent signings, how will the teams value the time players spent at alternate sites last year. Most FOs want so many ABs at each level of MiLB, with success before moving players up. The alternate site for Twins last year was mostly used for depth, players that were considered MLB ready or had already played at the MLB level. So was just below MLB level competition. They did not have official games but sure they kept stats on hitting and pitching. Will last year count as AAA level experience for those players especially if they had good stats?
How to value last year, alternate site players
Posted 26 January 2021 - 04:51 PM
Good question. I would think teams will be inclined to get a look at these players at AAA for at least a month or two. However, revenue is going to be down and that could initiate some risk taking on prospects.