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    rank the top 10 farm systems and the worst

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    1. Oakland
    2. Texas
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Boston
    5. Cleveland
    6. Orioles
    7. Twins
    8. Angels
    9. Yankees
    10. Dodgers

    Worst: Astros

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    1. Texas
    2. Oakland
    3. Florida
    4. Tampa Bay
    5. Boston
    6. San Francisco
    7. Baltimore
    9. Cleveland
    10. St Louis

    Worst: Tigers

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    1 Tex
    2 Oak
    3 Atl
    4 SF
    5 Balt
    6 TB
    7 Fl
    8 Stl
    9 Col
    10 Bos



    30 Astros...

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    1-2 Texas, Oakland
    3-7 Atlanta, Baltimore, San Fran, Florida, Tampa Bay
    8-13 Kansas City, Boston, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Dodgers, Minnesota


    That is how I would rank them. Texas and Oakland are the best by far, after that the next group are all elite systems filled with talent. The third tier are very good systems with alot of depth and solid talent. After that the next group would be far less talent and so on.

    houston most likely the worst with Detriot not too far behind (porcello saves them from dead last).
    "Joe Montana was a product of a system, Dan Marino was a system" -- Bill Walsh

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    1. Texas
    2. Oakland
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Yankees
    5. Atlanta
    6. Orioles
    7. Milwauke
    8. Angels
    9. Marlins
    10. Red Sox

    worst:detroit - had one of the best but traded it away

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    Quote Originally Posted by beast montero View Post
    1. Texas
    2. Oakland
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Yankees
    5. Atlanta
    6. Orioles
    7. Milwauke
    8. Angels
    9. Marlins
    10. Red Sox

    worst:detroit - had one of the best but traded it away
    Yankees at 4 and the Giants aren't in the top 10? Uh . . .
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    Don't even listen to him C1B, he doesn't have a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beast montero View Post
    1. Texas
    2. Oakland
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Yankees
    5. Atlanta
    6. Orioles
    7. Milwauke
    8. Angels
    9. Marlins
    10. Red Sox

    worst:detroit - had one of the best but traded it away
    yankees at 4?

    and yeah ill say the redsox between 7-10 especially with the signing of tazawa, hopefully there guys in th lower levels put them back in the top 5
    Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all

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    Quote Originally Posted by beast montero View Post
    1. Texas
    2. Oakland
    3. Tampa Bay
    4. Yankees
    5. Atlanta
    6. Orioles
    7. Milwauke
    8. Angels
    9. Marlins
    10. Red Sox

    worst:detroit - had one of the best but traded it away
    you seriously put the yankees top 5 and then dont put in SF for the top 10 ?

    Yankees arent top 5 or top 10 heck most likely not top 15 even.

    Milwaukee shouldnt be up there either
    "Joe Montana was a product of a system, Dan Marino was a system" -- Bill Walsh

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    1. Oakland
    Lots of pitching. Any farm system where Gio Gonzalez gets lost in the shuffle is pretty good.

    2. Texas
    Maybe they manage to keep some pitching this time. Just a suggestion.

    3. Baltimore
    Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman, Brian Matusz, and Jake Arrieta. This system is getting better and better. I follow the Orioles very closely, and soon, when their low-level prospects start getting attention - this team could vault to #1, no joke.

    4. Tampa Bay
    Price, Davis, Hellickson, Brignac, and Beckham prove that the Rays aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

    5. Florida/6. Atlanta (it's a toss-up)
    Both farm systems have plenty of depth, and both teams know how to keep the lower runs of their organization stocked. Braves would be #1 if it weren't for the Teixeira trade a couple of years ago.

    7. San Francisco
    There's plenty of talent, but I need to see it start translating before I bump them much higher. Love their recent draft classes.

    8. Boston
    It might seem a little high, but they've always had a knack for developing valuable players. Lars Anderson looks like the real deal, and Michael Bowden should be ready to contribute heavily in 2009.

    9. Milwaukee
    Alcides Escobar, Mat Gamel, Jeremy Jeffress, and others demonstrate that the Brewers did a great job rebuilding internally. Plenty of prospects, even if most aren't elite. Not necessarily a top-10 system, but I think they sneak in because of the strength of their mid-level prospects.

    10. Anaheim
    Plenty of good looking prospects, even if they're short on stud players. Could end up being extremely overrated. Lack of blue chip prospects definitely hurts them.

    Worst farm system: it's hard to argue with the Astros, but the Mets are in pretty bad shape. The Mariners and Tigers aren't much better either - but at least they're not barren. Triunfel and Aumont keep the Mariners afloat, and Porcello at least looks good - even if I'm not sold on him.

    Somebody is going to call me a homer for putting the Orioles at number 3, but I'm okay with that. Zach Britton, David Hernandez, L.J. Hoes, Elvin Polanco, and Cole McCurry will help vindicate me.

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