When I look at box scores from the GCL or the AZL and I see names of players that I really like. I wonder if we are going thru a change as compared to what my recent studies have concluded. If I do a study from 2006-2011 in 5 years, will the amount of talent that makes it to the majors be different? Will a higher percentage of lower level minor leaguers reach the majors? I tend to think it will. The talent in the major leagues is aging quicker than it did 5 to 10 years ago for some unknown reason *wink*. Since the talent is aging more aggressively, it opens a door for more young talent to come to the majors at an earlier age. That is exciting because there is a heck of a lot of talent in the low minors right now. The best talents aren't being allowed to go to college and slow their development by a year. That means the players will get more pro instruction and reach their potential sooner. It excites me. I hope it excites you as well.
It will open the window for teams like the Pirates to contend again and create a new Moneyball type of team in the Blue Jays who are opening the wallet to exploit a huge market inefficiency. I love it. What do you think?