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Developing pitchers rather than hitters

There has been some discussion here about the "problem" in the Rays organization that it has produced lots of pitching talent but few hitters. Here is an article from fangraphs that might lead to some further conversation on the issue:

 

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/comparative-advantage-why-teams-should-specialize-and-trade/

 

I think some people anticipated this sort of thinking in comments on this site. Is it a valid analysis?

 

If the Rays scouting and development is really not particularly good at identifying and developing hitters, perhaps they should not spend to upgrade there but rather put even more effort into the pitching side to hone their advantage there.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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