9/27/2012 10:13 AM
How much does a good coach actually help in development of young players?
9/27/2012 10:18 AM
You'll notice if you have a bad coach. 

Not sure that answers your question but, if you have a bad one in your minors, look at the development(or lack thereof) of those players.
9/27/2012 7:41 PM
This is my experience too.  I am not certain how to quantify the difference between, say, an 84 IQ hitting coach and a 94 one (assuming similar patience and other ratings, which is perhaps part of the problem:  most coaches feature different plus and minuses across the various ratings), but I have certainly noticed the difference between a 52 fielding IQ coach (almost no fielding development) versus a 70+ fielding IQ coach, and the difference between an elite minor league coach and a poor one.  Presumably the higher the better, but again I do not have a solid enough grasp on how the various coach ratings interact with your player's own ratings (makeup being the big one) to quantify the difference between two good coaches. 
9/29/2012 5:14 AM
If all other ratings are equal, anyone want to throw out their guess as to the lowest acceptable IQ number by level. How much better does high patience and/or discipline matter?
10/7/2012 4:27 AM
I believe patience helps, but not sure about discipline. reading between the lines in the "help" section I think too high of a discipline number might take time away from the coach's primary job...

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