Community Discussion: Quantity or Quality?

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 05: Jarrod Parker #56 of the Arizona Diamondbacks throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth inning of Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Chase Field on October 5, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

This question was raised in the AQA yesterday. Someone asked me if I would prefer to have the Seattle Mariners Trio of pitching prospects (Taijuan Walker, A-; Danny Hultzen, A-: James Paxton, strong B+) or the Oakland Athletics Quartet of pitching prospects (Jarrod Parker, A-; A.J. Cole, B+; Sonny Gray, strong B, Brad Peacock, strong B).

I said I wasn't sure, given the attrition rate of pitching prospects, quantity had a quality of its own. What do you guys think? Which group of pitching prospects would you rather have?

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