MINORS: The Eyes Have It—Yankees Luis Gil and Luis Medina

The anatomy of a pitching prospect has always been one of the toughest paradoxes for Major League Baseball teams to figure out. On one hand, it is hard to have a successful major league team without young pitching. The best and most efficient route for teams is most often to develop their own pitchers. On the other hand, pitching prospects are notoriously volatile, which spawned the acronym TINSTAAPP from Baseball Prospectus, or There Is No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect. In essence, because pitching prospects get hurt so frequently or burn out for mechanical reasons, some theorize that it is unwise to speculate on them at all.

While this is a little bit of an exaggeration, it is true that that is hard to predict which pitching...

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