Hitters are more predictable than pitchers

When it comes to prospects, a team is better off having young hitters than young pitchers.

Originally Published: February 14, 2006
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
In response to my last column, about a few well-stocked farm systems, Sam Miller writes in with a comment and a question.

Comment: "Chuck Tiffany's not a Dodger any more. They traded him to the Devil Rays in the Danys Baez deal."

True enough. And I'm grateful to Sam (and a few other readers) for correcting the record on this one. Tiffany gives the D-Rays yet another promising young pitcher. Which leads to Sam's question: