Originally Posted by Steve4192
That is pretty much limited to AAA. It happens to a small degree in AA and very rarely in A ball or rookie ball.
It happens a lot more, IMHO, than you are acknowledging. Take the Reds Pensacola team for an example--and if anything exhibits the weakness of our system at the moment it's something like this--the average age of that pitching staff is 25.7 years. There are only two pitchers on that staff that are 24--Renken and Rogers. With the exception of those two guys, it's not a staff of prospects, it's one of very experienced minor league pitchers--and of course they'll eat up 21 year olds for a while. Minor league rosters and results make no sense without a look at the age distribution.