Posted by MikeT23 on 8/22/2013 8:04:00 AM (view original):
MLB Network listed 4000 career hit leaders counting minor league action. I think there were a grand total of 5. Would you contend that our minor league pitchers are better than Japanese League pitchers?
Without looking at the equivalencies, I'd guess that Japan falls closer to AAA and AA in terms of overall talent level, than MLB.
I think big compilations of numbers by career minor leaguers doesn't happen for two reasons:
- Most guys that are good enough to compile 4000 hits in the minor leagues, don't stay in the minor leagues, they get promoted.
- Guys not good enough for MLB but good enough to compile a ton of hits, probably quit long before they get to 4000.