Earlier this week, Baseball America’s Jim Callis published his personal list of baseball’s top ten farm systems. He had the Cardinals in the top spot, following by the Mariners and Marlins. No real surprises there.
In a follow-up question on Twitter, Callis said he and the publication’s other three contributing editors each ranked the Yankees’ system as the 11th best in baseball. I figured they would rank somewhere in the middle-third, but I honestly through it would be closer to 15th or so. Few teams have a quartet on par with OF Mason Williams, OF Slade Heathcott, OF Tyler Austin, and C Gary Sanchez though, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. Baseball America’s official organization rankings are released during Spring Training.