dkakridas wrote:elite prospects usually never go to AAA. They jump straight from AA to the majors ala Miguel Cabrera.
I sincelrely doubt that Delmon would be sent to AAA. That would be wishful thinking for people from Durham but Delmon has absolutely nothing to prove in AAA. Delmon was the best hitter in spring training, a man among boys in the the AFL and is currently toying with minors. Delmon can help the Rays right now- why wait- especially when they are in desperate need of a RF and cleanup hitter. Do you know that TB is the only team in the majors without a homer from their cleanup position? That is pathetic and that's where Delmon comes in.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him at AAA. D. Wright went to AAA, Marte and Fielder are at AAA as is Felix. My observation is that going from AA to the majors isn't as common.
Either way, D. Young looks to be a great player for the Rays. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to see him first hand, whenever that may be.
Now if the Rays could just develop some pitching prospects.