(a) he is pulling your leg - those are not the real identities of your players
(b) All AAA prospects are assigned a salary of $200,000. The value of the real underlying player is usually higher than that (often much higher).
(c) WIS has been doing it this way for years, and I wouldn't hold my breath for it to change
(d) identifying your AAA guys is really not hard. If you spend a little time doing it, it will become second nature.