Originally Posted by LeDoux
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?
There's also a third category: Organizational filler. These are the guys that are no longer considered real prospects, aren't on the 40-man roster, and aren't likely to ever see the show again (if they ever did). Every Triple-A squad needs these guys, because there aren't enough young-but-advanced prospects and 40-man guys to go around, and anyway, someone has to ride the bench.