Originally Posted by davereds24
I'm sure there are people on here who have more knowledge than myself but I'll give you my answer. Age isn't very important to AAA, there are many guys who make a career out of it. Anything under AAA you don't want to see someone at the same level for more than 2-3 years. If they can't advance they probably don't have it. Obviously there are exceptions. You don't want a whole AAA team that's been there for 5+ years but it's not uncommon to have several guys like that. With all the turnover in minor league baseball it's nice to have a couple guys like that around. Nobody is going to be considered too old for AAA and get demoted to AA they will be released.
Thanks for the reply.
Would it be accurate to say that there are two types of players in AAA:
40 man roster: various ages, primary backup for injury
Other: young prospects in the proving grounds?
or is this a gross oversimplication?