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.

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