One of the first things baseball people will tell you is that projecting future lineups based on a handful of prospects developing is a fool’s errand.  It’s literally the baseball equivalent of counting your chickens before they hatch.  There’s a phrase in the game that many baseball executives live by: there is no such thing as a pitching prospect.  Essentially what it means is that until a pitcher makes it to The Show, they’re as valuable as a one-fingered bowling ball.  In many ways position players are in the same boat if not a teensie bit more likely to reach their potential.  Fortunately for More >