If you're wondering why teams bring young pitchers along slowly, here's a pretty telling cautionary tale.

There's a saying around baseball, often abbreviated as TINSTAAPP: "There is no such thing as a pitching prospect." So many things can happen to a young pitcher before they reach the majors, the argument goes, that counting on a young pitcher to develop is akin to counting your proverbial eggs before they've hatched.

The Brewers lent a little evidence to that philosophy today when they released Canadian right hander Nick Bucci, just a few weeks after releasing fellow former 40-man pitcher Cody Scarpetta. Bucci is 23 years old and has appeared in just eleven professional games since Opening Day 2012.