I've got a few young hotshot prospects (on my 40 man roster) who are very young but are slight upgrades over my lousy ML team. Since they are merely slight upgrades over my ML players, I feel more inclined to leave them in AAA until they have developed more because I don't want to waste any ML service time before arbitration and LT contracts etc. However, I want them to be exposed to my ML coaching staff so they will develop to the best of their capabilites.
Am I figuring it right that once they are promoted, their "clock" begins? Would it be advised to leave them in AAA (my best coaching staff in minors) until they can really help at the ML level (in hopes of delaying their contract increases)?