Re: Baseball America's Top 20 Pioneer League Prospects (Billy Hamilton No. 1)
It's cool to see Reds' farmhands ranked so high in a list like this.
But I have a couple questions: How significant is the fact that as a whole, the farm system didn't fare so well this season? Louisville did OK, as well as the Arizona rookie league team and Billings. But both A level teams and the AA team didn't do so hot. Is that due to a lack of talent, or just bad luck?
How important is head to head competition in the minor leagues? I guess I always thought that if the Reds farm teams did better than other farm systems, then that must mean the talent is better. How important is a winning record in the minors?
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