Are you sure there are only 30 teams in baseball? Has anybody really sat down and counted?
The Brewers are one of my favourite organizations in baseball; they just always seem to make good decisions. With a large amount of top young talent in the majors as well as, as you’ll see shortly, a significant amount […]
I’m hungry, sleep deprived and I have a fever. This could be a fun one.
I make no secret of the fact that I’m not a big fan of the Dodgers organization. It’s always been my stance that there is no organization with a greater aptitude for wasting talent, yet at the same time showing a […]
Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I just moved into my dorm and I’ve literally had trouble finding time to eat and sleep, let alone blog.
My lord, it’s not that easy to find prospects in this system. It’s not nearly as barren as a year ago - a draft that I ranked […]
The Marlins have a pretty good farm system, but it has its holes. Of course, Cameron Maybin is a great flagbearer, but beyond him there is just a mix of either low-ceiling or high-risk types. However, this system could be on the brink of a significant facelift, as there are rumblings of yet another offseason […]
The Rockies have been one of the most up-and-down teams in the last few years. They’ve gone from laughingstock to story of the year to the significant disappointment they’ve been this year. In contrast, the minor league system has been consistently… good. Not great, but good.
1. RHSP Jhoulys Chacin
Who?: Chacin is one of my favourite […]
At the beginning of the year, the Reds certainly ranked among the best farm systems in baseball. The system is still quite respectable, as you’ll see, but it no longer has the same luster as it had at the beginning of the season. Oh well, I guess that’s the kind of thing you expect to […]
This is one ranking I was really dreading - a team without a single prospect in my Top 100. The Cubs could certainly be in the lead in the race for “worst farm system in baseball”. Real slim pickin’s here.
1. RHP Jeff Samardzija
Who?: A really, really bizarre revelation. Samardzija signed a big-money deal with the […]
Have the Braves EVER not had a good farm system? The fact that this team has so consistently finished near the top of the standings (and thus at the bottom of the draft) and maintained a consistent flow of talent from the minors to the majors… why, it just brings a tear to my eye. […]
This once-proud farm system is not quite up to its old standards. Luckily, it’s not because they’re top prospects have busted, but for all the good reasons. First of all, former highly-ranked prospects like Chris Young, Mark Reynolds, Connor Jackson, Chris Snyder and Miguel Montero are all up producing with the big team. Also, it’s […]
JP Ricciardi has always been criticized for a lack of drafting ability with the Jays - some deserved, some not. The only hitters he’s drafted who are producing in the majors are Adam Lind and Aaron Hill. (Although ‘producing’ may be a bit of a misnomer in Hill’s case this year). That being said, his […]