Originally Posted by LeDoux
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?
For some teams, Triple-A is more of a holding cell for guys who have had time in the bigs, such as Corky Miller, and are insurance incase of injuries. Some guys (like Cozart) have done their work in Double-A and is just ready for the next level. It varies from team to team. I know the Marlins keep a big majority of their prospects in Double-A and call them up straight from there and have very few big prospects in Triple-A. Hardly ever does a "prospect' with the Marlins go to Triple-A before being called up, it's usually once you're in Double-A, you're almost ready. Does that help?