Tim Stauffer: A Case Study in Organizational Patience
Anyone who has followed baseball, even in a passing fashion, for any time at all knows scouting, drafting and player development are practices rather than science. History is littered with former top draft picks who for one reason or another, never panned out as anticipated. The Padres have had their fair share of draft pick misses; Matt Bush for example, comes to the top of my mind. Last year, it seemed as if the name of Tim Stauffer might join that less than distinguished list of drafting/development failures.