Midseason farm system grades: NL

Padres, Dodgers rate at top of scale; Nats, Cubs find bottom

Padres prospect Luis Patiño has struck out 76 batters in 59 1/3 innings with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

July 3, 2019 10:32 AM ET

MiLB.com writers Sam Dykstra and Kelsie Heneghan grade how the first half of the 2019 Minor League season has gone for the 15 National League farm systems.

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Midseason farm system grades: AL

Rays, Mariners, Indians earn high marks; A's receive incomplete

Brendan McKay struck out 88 over 66 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A before moving to the Majors. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

July 2, 2019 10:52 AM ET

MiLB.com writers Chris Tripodi, Sam Dykstra and Josh Jackson grade how the first half of the 2019 Minor League season has gone for the 15 American League farm systems.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (10-1)

Padres, Rays, Braves battle for top spot in 2019

San Diego's Fernando Tatis Jr. and MacKenzie Gore are two of MLB.com's top 15 overall prospects. (Charlie Riedel/AP, Fort Wayne TinCaps)

By Sam Dykstra | March 6, 2019 10:08 AM ET

The Padres, Rays and Braves compete for the top three spots as MiLB.com concludes its Farm System Rankings with the top 10 overall systems in the game heading into the 2019 season.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (20-11)

Angels, Cardinals, A's organizations fall just short of top 10

Jo Adell climbed from Class A Burlington to Double-A Mobile in his first full season in 2018. (Mobile BayBears)

By Sam Dykstra | March 5, 2019 10:09 AM ET

The Angels, Cardinals and A's highlight the list of organizations that just missed the top 10 in MiLB.com's Farm System Rankings for overall talent.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: Overall (30-21)

Rockies, Royals lead back of pack; Red Sox, Cubs bring up rear

Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers is the No. 10 overall prospect in MLB.com's rankings. (Albuquerque Isotopes)

By Sam Dykstra | March 4, 2019 10:16 AM ET

The Rockies and Royals lead the bottom 10 groups of prospects as MiLB.com ranks all 30 farm systems based on their overall Minor League talent.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: 21-and-under talent

Padres, Rays, Braves built to let youth lead them to prominence

Fernando Tatis Jr. is on track to debut in the Major Leagues before his 21st birthday next January. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun, Andrew Battifarano and Michael Avallone | February 26, 2019 10:59 AM ET

The Padres, Rays and Braves have the deepest and most talented groups of prospects who will be 21 years old or younger on Opening Day 2019.

Tyler Maun, Andrew Battifarano and Michael Avallone are contributors to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (10-1)

Braves reign supreme once more; Padres right behind them

Four of the Braves' five top 100 prospects made their big league debuts last year. (Steven Goldburg, Taylor Botta, Will Fagan, Bernie Connelly)

By Chris Bumbaca | February 20, 2019 9:59 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1 based on pitching strength.

Chris Bumbaca is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @BOOMbaca. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Pitchers (20-11)

Keller ready to make impact with Bucs; Jays more than big bats

Mitch Keller struck out 57 over 52 1/3 innings in the International League to end last season. (Joe Santry/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | February 19, 2019 11:03 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 20-11, based on pitching talent and depth.

Rob Terranova is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter, @RobTnova24. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm System Rankings: Pitchers (30-21)

Orioles rebuild around arms; D-backs' next wave almost ready

Orioles southpaw DL Hall put up a 2.10 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 94 1/3 innings with Class A Delmarva. (Joey Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | February 18, 2019 10:25 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 30-21 based on the strength of pitchers.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Farm system rankings: Position players 10-1

Rays still loaded; Jays have talent to back top prospect Vlad Jr.

Wander Franco notched a 1.004 OPS in 61 Appalachian League games last summer. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Kelsie Heneghan | February 13, 2019 10:09 AM ET

With Opening Day just around the corner, MiLB.com takes a look at the state of all 30 farm systems. Here are organizations 10-1, based on the strength of position players.

Kelsie Heneghan is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @Kelsie_Heneghan. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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