Posted by mezirah on 3/4/2013 11:57:00 PM (view original):
not sure if i got the answer I was looking for.
I'm describing future type-A pros that you would never demote. If you could get an extra 1 point to your splits each year are you guys saying you'd rather have 76 74 splits instead of 80 78? What about a few extra points to range and glove? I'm not asking a baseball question I'm asking an online game theorycraft question.
If you can boost your prospect' rankings by 5-10% over the length of his training I would say it's worth promoting for xpanded and playoffs. The only thing I dont know is if training is capped so promoting wouldnt matter. I.e. 15 overal pts over 4 seasons or 3.5 seasons remains the same. For example I've had some decent prospects stop developing in year 2 or 3, so it makes me believe potential is capped so cramming in more in less time would have no added affect. Anyways, maybe I'll play a test team and my own conclusions.
You're contradicting yourself here with your original post.
You're saying you would never demote the guy, but the premise of your scenario is a cycle of promotions and demotions around roster expansion time.
You're referring to "potential is capped". That is true. Every player has a true projection that they theoretically cannot exceed (but are also not guaranteed to meet). That does not correspond directly to the projections that you see through your advanced scouting, which is a "fuzzy" view of their true projections. The lower your advanced scouting, the fuzzier your projections will be (either too high or too low). Even at the max of $20m for AS, there is still some fuzz.