It should not be a goal unto itself, but it is clearly a sign that things are going well with your system if your affiliates are constantly successful, see Tampa and NY. And if your teams are consistently terrible you probably don't have a lot of prospects to be excited about.
On the contrary, let me tell you all a tale. It's an impressive tale. A tale of a man who has run the gambit of all the levels of the minor leagues quite possibly faster than anyone else in the history of professional baseball.
I am speaking of course of the tale of JC Encarnacion the indomitable. Pull up a chair, sit around the campfire, and enjoy this inspiring story, that seems too strange to be true, but I give you every assurance that it is!
He begins 2021 on May the 5th at Delmarva, Low A.
After a mere FOUR games, he is promoted to High A Aberdeen, it is now May the 11th.
After only TWO games there, he catapults up to Bowie.......it is now May 19th. How many games did he need there before the jump to AAA? If you guessed 3 or 4, you would be wrong. It only took TWO again.
On June 2nd, he was in AAA.
That is FOUR levels in less than 30 days. FOUR levels after 8 games played all year.
This is the tale of the one and only JC Encarnacion. Everyone please stop and enjoy this ride will it lasts...............there is no telling when we will see another meteoric rise such as this.
So many people on here want to trade Means and Mullins. An ace starting pitcher and an All Star, Gold Glove caliber CF are two of the hardest positions to fill on a team. There is no guarantee that the trade return will fill their spots or 2 equivalent spots.