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When is a prospect ready?

Here are things I've read on BCB for quite some time...."He's ready!"..... "He's not ready"...."He's too old to be a prospect".... "He's a AAAA player"..."Why don't we bring him up and see what he can do?"...."AAA pitching is not the same, you can't judge his AAA stats"..."He's tearing up AA"....."Give the kids a chance!". I'm sure you can think of more. So what makes a player ready to come up? What are the magic numbers? Whom do you trust to make the decision? What does a minor league player have to do to be deemed "ready"? I rely on many of you to keep track of our minor league guys (thanks Josh) but some much of what I read is hearsay from scouting services, rumor and guesses. Do we at BCB have a criteria for any player to be promoted? Thanks in advance, curious what everything thinks about determining when a player is MLB worthy. And, remember, the 1935 Cubs have the MLB record for wins in a row at 21. Not in my wildest dreams...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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