Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I'd love to hear others opinion on this, but I wouldn't expect the overall talent at AAA to significantly shift until September. Until then I imagine the inflow/outflow of talent has a marginal overall effect.
Minor league regular season ends around September 1. Unless you're referring to the playoffs, which go a bit deeper.
It's very hard to know why minor leaguers improve at the end of the season. Can't really speculate. Somehow I'd guess that Billy Hamilton's improved hitting is due to a season getting used to AAA pitching. Lamarre, no idea. We'll find out next season, for those who remain with the Reds.