Archive for January, 2014

Keith Law just released his top MLB Farm Systems on ESPN.com. For those of you that don’t have an insider account and are chomping at the bit to get a look, here are the rankings:

 

1. Houston Astros

2. Minnesota Twins

3. Pittsburgh Pirates

4. Chicago Cubs

5. Boston Red Sox

6. New York Mets

7. Kansas City Royals

8. Colorado Rockies

9. San Diego Padres

10. Baltimore Orioles

11. Los Angeles Dodgers

12. St. Louis Cardinals

13. Texas Rangers

14. Philadelphia Phillies

15. Arizona Diamondbacks

16. Cincinnati Reds

17. Cleveland Indians

18. Washington Nationals

19. Miami Marlins

20. New York Yankees

21. Seattle Mariners

22. Atlanta Braves

23. Tampa Bay Rays

24. Toronto Blue Jays

25. San Francisco Giants

26. Oakland Athletics

27. Chicago White Sox

28. Detroit Tigers

29. Los Angeles Angels

30. Milwaukee Brewers

 

Biggest Risers: New York Mets, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies

Biggest Fallers: Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels

 

These rankings are never an exact science, always much to debate on this topic.

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  1. Byron Buxton (Twins)
  2. Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox)
  3. Oscar Taveras (Cardinals)
  4. Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks)
  5. Gregory Polanco (Pirates)
  6. Taijuan Walker (Mariners)
  7. Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees)
  8. Addison Russell (A’s)
  9. Noah Syndergaard (Mets)
  10. Jonathan Gray (Rockies)
  11. Javier Baez (Cubs)
  12. Carlos Correa (Astros)
  13. Lucas Giolito (Nationals)
  14. Kris Bryant (Cubs)
  15. Francisco Lindor (Indians)
  16. George Springer (Astros)
  17. Jameson Taillon (Pirates)
  18. Miguel Sano (Twins)
  19. Dylan Bundy (Orioles)
  20. Mark Appel (Astros)
  21. Travis d’Arnaud (Mets)
  22. Robert Stephenson (Reds)
  23. Tyler Glasnow (Pirates)
  24. Nick Castellanos (Tigers)
  25. Austin Meadows (Pirates)
  26. Kyle Zimmer (Royals)
  27. Clint Frazier (Indians)
  28. Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays)
  29. Henry Owens (Red Sox)
  30. Kevin Gausman (Orioles)
  31. Carlos Martinez (Cardinals)
  32. Eddie Butler (Rockies)
  33. Billy Hamilton (Reds)
  34. Alex Meyer (Twins)
  35. Maikel Franco (Phillies)
  36. C.J. Edwards (Cubs)
  37. Yordano Ventura (Royals)
  38. Albert Almora (Cubs)
  39. Nick Kingham (Pirates)
  40. Kohl Stewart (Twins)
  41. Austin Hedges (Padres)
  42. D.J. Peterson (Mariners)
  43. Jackie Bradley (Red Sox)
  44. Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
  45. Andrew Heaney (Marlins)
  46. Jorge Soler (Cubs)
  47. Jesse Biddle (Phillies)
  48. Mike Foltynewicz (Astros)
  49. Gary Sanchez (Yankees)
  50. Kolten Wong (Cardinals)
  51. Colin Moran (Marlins)
  52. Rafael Montero (Mets)
  53. Matt Wisler (Padres)
  54. Braden Shipley (Diamondbacks)
  55. Raul A. Mondesi (Royals)
  56. Dominic Smith (Mets)
  57. J.P. Crawford (Phillies)
  58. Marcus Stroman (Blue Jays)
  59. Rougned Odor (Rangers)
  60. Eduardo Rodriguez (Orioles)
  61. Lance McCullers (Astros)
  62. Alen Hanson (Pirates)
  63. Max Fried (Padres)
  64. Allen Webster (Red Sox)
  65. Jake Odorizzi (Rays)
  66. Jose Abreu (White Sox)
  67. Corey Seager (Dodgers)
  68. Jorge Alfaro (Rangers)
  69. Kyle Crick (Giants)
  70. Lucas Sims (Braves)
  71. Blake Swihart (Red Sox)
  72. Jorge Bonifacio (Royals)
  73. Stephen Piscotty (Cardinals)
  74. Hunter Harvey (Orioles)
  75. Julio Urias (Dodgers)
  76. A.J. Cole (Nationals)
  77. Christian Bethancourt (Braves)
  78. Pierce Johnson (Cubs)
  79. Phillip Ervin (Reds)
  80. Miguel Gonzalez (Phillies)
  81. Michael Choice (Rangers)
  82. Miguel Almonte (Royals)
  83. Billy McKinney (A’s)
  84. Garin Cecchini (Red Sox)
  85. Hak-Ju Lee (Rays)
  86. Vince Velasquez (Astros)
  87. Mookie Betts (Red Sox)
  88. Josh Bell (Pirates)
  89. Hunter Renfroe (Padres)
  90. Jonathan Singleton (Astros)
  91. Jake Marisnick (Marlins)
  92. Reese McGuire (Pirates)
  93. Jesse Winker (Reds)
  94. Taylor Guerrieri (Rays)
  95. James Paxton (Mariners)
  96. Marco Gonzales (Cardinals)
  97. Luiz Gohara (Mariners)
  98. J.O. Berrios (Twins)
  99. D.J. Davis (Blue Jays)
  100. 100.  Enny Romero (Rays)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order) – Arismendy Alcantara, Raul Alcantara, Tim Anderson, Trevor Bauer, C.J. Cron, Matt Davidson, Edwin Diaz, Edwin Escobar, Joey Gallo, Alex Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, J.R. Graham, Slade Heathcott, Rosell Herrera, Jason Hursh, Eric Jagielo, Erik Johnson, Zach Lee, Taylor Lindsey, J.R. Murphy, Jimmy Nelson, Chris Owings, Mitch Nay, Justin Nicolino, Chris Stratton, Tyrone Taylor, Devon Travis, Mason Williams, Nick Williams.