Developing prospects is a process that takes time. Because the process takes time, it requires patience. In some cases, you have to have an imagination, looking ahead to what a player could eventually become, rather than focusing on the recent results or what that player currently looks like. However, in most cases people are impatient. They don't want to give the proper time for a prospect to develop. And imagination is out the window. What the prospect currently looks like is what the prospect will eventually become. Unfortunately, this approach ignores the realities that surround different prospects.

Stetson Allie fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the 2010 draft. He was considered a top 15 prospect, and a top 10 guy by some outlets. He had a great arm, touching tr...

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