Re: AFL Rosters
I think the AFL can have mixed results.
Every AFL game I've been to has been just crawling with Asst GM types and Scouts. Some have resembled a combine. Flaws are maginfied and amplified and in front of every team in baseball.
Last year Kevin Howard had a monster AFL campaign, yet everyone saw the hitch in his swing, and not a single team took a flier on him during the Rule V draft.
Yet Andre Ethier had a similiar coming out campaign and the Dodgers did whatever they could to net him. Now he's a solid starting OF for them.
Overall I think it's a mixed bag. Some will get injured (a la Jason Kubel & Wade Townsend) some will get dead arms, some will get found out, and some could have their coming out parties.
You never really know what you are going to get.