With the announcement of the Crow signing, I think we can now look at the AA Naturals as the team that we will all be keeping an eye on next year. Just like we did a few years back with Butler, Gordon, Greinke, Hoch, and others, I think we should pretty much load up our prospects at this level and let them play together for at least the 1st half of next season. I know that people will say that Hosmer and Moustakas haven't earned this promotion but I think it's still a good idea to get those guys out of Wilmington. If this is playing them up a little early I'm ok with it. They need to start producing against better competition.
The NW lineup should include those two along with possibly Taylor, Johnny G (not a great year but also could benefit from getting out of Wilmington), and possibly Wil Myers by the middle of the season. The rotation should incluse Crow, Duffy, Montgomery, and possibly Melville and Dwyer by the middle of the season.
I say give this group a season to play together at AA and bring them up when they're ready, probably 2011.