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    Re: 2023 Arizona Fall League

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I think these guys succeed or fail on their own. The value of coaches is way overblown IMO. Players put in the time and players make the adjustments. The coach arranges for a batting practice pitcher or throws it himself and when the player succeeds they credit the coach. It makes a nice story, but Coaches don’t make the difference IMO. The organizations that consistently “develop” players do it because they are better at identifying players who are likely to succeed. It’s not because they do a better job arranging batting practice or finding a bullpen catcher.
    I'm not sure I can disagree with this more. Finding good coaches-- and allowing them to coach-- is vital, IMO, to a burgeoning farm.

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