Let's pretend that you are the Brewers' GM and wanted to look at four prospects' AAA stats for the year and received these numbers:
Given just these numbers, who would you be most likely to keep? Who would you most want to trade?
Player B is the oldest, but he's almost played the most games, has the most HR's, the most RBI's, the highest slugging percentage and the highest OBP.
Player A is the youngest, but has the most Hits and SB's.
Player D has the fewest games, fewest hits, the most K's (and the highest K/AB), and the highest errors.
Now...player A can play SS or 2B; player B played at 2B, SS, 3B and OF, while player C can play 2B or SS, while player D can only play 3B.
Who are these players? Player B is Adam Heether, while player A is Alcides Escobar. Player D is Mat Gamel, and Player C is Hernan Iribarren.
Does that change anything? Should it? Seems like Adam Heether should be kept in place of Craig Counsell (except Heether bats right-handed)...but may also have some trade value. Based solely on numbers, Gamel would seem to be the least desirable--but many believe has upside potential.
The biggest question? Why didn't Melvin call up Heether? Heether is not on the 40-man...but why not?