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Pitcher Maximization

I'm curious as to how the community feels about bringing up pitchers.  Given a top prospect fresh out of high school, what do you think is the best way to bring the pitcher along?  Furthermore, I'm curious as to how you guys who would handle your major league staff if it was carrying a young starter or two, like the Yankees. 

This season seems to represent a swing in the pendulum against pitch counts and inning caps, as the Rangers have decided to unbridle their farmhands to a certain extent, the Phillies are letting Cole Hamels go deeper into starts, and most notably, Roy Halladay is (efficiently) throwing a ton of innings. 

Teams remain loathe to incur the Year After Effect for most of their starters, but we seem to be seeing a move back towards heavier use of their starters.

Personally, I'm giddy to see pitchers more willing to work with a mind towards relying on their defense so they can go deeper into games and spare the bullpen.  And I'd definitely run my farm to build up arms as much as possible, even if that means running the risk of incurring some injuries along the way.

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