Alright this baseball post is only partly related to the arbitration clock, but here goes nothing:
Player #1: 20 yrs old, .266 BA, .352 OBP, .789 OPS with 11 Homers and 13 SB in AA
Player #2: 21 yrs old, .277 BA, .338 OBP, .757 OPS with 9 Homers and 0 SB in AA
Player #1 is currently the #9 best prospect while player #2 is the 17th best prospect in all of baseball. Player #1 just got called up to the major leagues while player #2 still plays for the Tulsa Drillers.
Player #1 = Manny Machado
Player #2 = Nolan Arenado
Now you could argue that Machado is being rushed to the MLB to enhance the Orioles chances to make post season play, but I could also argue that the Rockies have nothing to lose by playing Arenado in August as well as September, except for that little thing called the Arbitration Clock.
Anyway I thought it was very interesting to compare two very different approaches to developing very similar prime prospects. As we used to say over the ITR Whatduyu Think?