Originally Posted by delben91
The Birmingham correction aside, it stands to reason that any improvement in the talent within the minor league system would start at the lower levels. That's where newly drafted players would typically start out, and the talent would spread to the higher levels as they advanced in their careers.
Well, this year we've seen rookies Gordon Beckham and Chris Getz play well, Clayton Richard and several others dealt for an ace, and Brandon Allen dealt for a middle reliever. So the top of our minors the last couple years has produced.