Re: Second Half Surges
I don't think that there would be a huge change in the day to day AAA talent level to account for the improvement in the mentioned Reds players. I would think improved performance comes from getting acclimating to their team role and learning how to maximize performance. Hamilton has increased his SB rate, guys like Soto/Rodriguez/etc. are playing everyday instead of the occasional platoon during roster turnover. The later in the minor league year the more defined players' roles become through attrition and fighting for playoff spots.