Question about Development, Coaches Topic

I have a few young guys I am looking to try to max out. And I am starting from a place where I did not spend money in the minor leagues at all.
Does it matter what level you start a guy at? If my best hitting coach is in AA should I just keep my guy with the best coach?
Is it better to work them up through the system Rookie --> AAA?
Does it hurt a fist year guy to be with the best coach at AA or AAA if he is really over matched in the games? Is it just about reps or does results come into play?
Any insight on this would be great.
Thanks in advance. 
10/9/2013 7:00 PM
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10/10/2013 2:17 AM
Results do not come into play with development, playing time matters.  If a guy is "overmatched" at a level, it doesn't really matter - if he's getting good coaching, his ratings will improve.

I think it's important for your prospects to be promoted from time to time...they can become frustrated and may not progress as much as you want if they aren't promoted every season or 2.  So putting a guy at AAA and leaving him there for 3-4 years isn't the best idea.  That said, if you have terrible coaches at rookie and low A, I wouldn't hesitate to start my best prospect at High A and move him from there.  To start someone at AA might be a little quick, but if you expect the guy to be in the big leagues in a few years, to start him at AA and then play 2 years at AAA wouldn't be terrible if your lower coaches are bad.
10/10/2013 9:06 AM
If you read all of the help and dev chats, I think you'll find contradictions.

It says -
- players should be at the appropriate level
- better coaches result in more development
- players should be promoted to maximize developments

It never says if you're better putting a draft pick at AAA for 3-4 seasons (assuming AAA coaches are the best in you MinL), or if you should start them in Rookie and move them up every season.

I suggest you look at some successful teams and GMs and see what they do with their prospects.

10/10/2013 10:29 AM
Project when he'll be a BL player and plot his minor league career that way.   I've found it does no harm to keep a guy at a level 2 seasons.   Players should be in AAA when they're added to the 40.

RL/LoA/HiA - Rookie and first full
AA - 2nd/3rd full
AAA - 3rd/4th full.

If you think he only needs two seasons in the minors, and I know some people say "OMG!!!  ONLY TWO SEASONS IN THE MINORS?!!?!?",  AA/AAA for those two seasons.  

10/10/2013 10:34 AM
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