In baseball, being able to hit for average—or better—isn't always enough.Having a flair for strikeouts and possessing the skill set to manage seven-plus innings won't always suffice either. In fact, you could be the game's biggest and brightest prospect. completely ready for the bigs and it still wouldn't be enough.
Why? Well, how about the guy in front of you?
It is a simple situation, but one that all-too-often causes some prospects to wait longer than usual to get the nod and start contributing.
Let's take a look at some of those players in question, shall we?